MERCER COUNTY, OHIO    

*Mercer County, Ohio is situated in the west part of the state, and contains 576 square miles. The surface is level; soil, very fertile. Stones are rarely found on the surface. It is drained by St. Mary's and Wabash rivers, and their tributaries.
Capital, Celina.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,224, sheep 1,449, swine 6,907; wheat 18,596, bushels produced, Indian corn 156,698, oats 31,937, Potatoes 11,948; 24 stores with a capital of $35,720; 1 woolen factorie, 2 tanneries, 2 grist mills, 6 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $14,000.
The county had 12 schools with 400 scholars.
Population in 1840: 8,277.

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843


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