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part two of Martins` Gazetteer
Posted by: Jack Burks (ID *****5402) Date: November 17, 2002 at 20:51:22
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"Bennett`s Store, P.O.:146 miles S.W. of Richmond and 236 miles from Washington-Bentleysville P.O.: 115 miles from Richmond and 230 from Washington.--Black Walnut. Bloomsburgh: situated two miles south of Dan River, and eight miles from the North Carolina line, on the main S.W. stage road leading from Washington City to Salisbury, N.C. and Milledgeville, Georgia. There are located here a dwelling house and a mercantile store; and in the vicinity two houses of public worship, one Baptisit and the other Presbyterian. The country around is densely settled, and the land fertile, producing in abundance wheat, Indian corn, tobacco, etc.--Brooklyn: Post Village. Contains 21 dwelling houses, one mercantile store, one druggest shop, one tanyard, one boot and shoe factory, one coach and wagon maker, one tailor, two blacksmith shops and one house carpenter. The situation is high and healthy. population 60 persons; one of whom is a physician." There is one more paragraph which lists the population of Meadsville as 70 and Republican Grove as 40. I hope this info helps people place their relatives in this community

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