DeKalb County, Alabama
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DeKalb County, Alabama, is situated in the north east part of the state, and contains 1,500 square miles. The Tennessee River forms its west boundary. It is drained by Will's Creek, a branch of Coosa River. The surface is uneven, excepting along the valley of the creek. Capital, Lebanon. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,853, sheep 2,562, swine 98,779: wheat 14,965 bushels produced, Indian corn 313,591, oats 12,520, potatoes 21,231, tobacco 17,563 pounds, cotton 94,723; 10 stores, capital $12,500; 3 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 10 grist mills, 5 saw mills. 2 academies with 147 students, 6 schools with 164 scholars. Population: 5,929.

Lebanon is a post village, capital of DeKalb County, Alabama, 112 miles north east of Tuscaloosa, 675 miles from Washington City. It is situated on the north side of Big Wills Creek. It contains a court house and several dwellings


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



Fort Payne is the present day County Seat.

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