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Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, North Carolina, 1861, artist's impression

WILMINGTON, p. v., seat of justice of New Hanover co., N. C., situated on Cape Fear river, 35 miles from the sea, 148 miles southeasterly from Raleigh, and 365 miles from Washington.... Two islands divide the river into three channels opposite the town. They afford the finest rice-fields in the state. The great body of the exports and imports of North Carolina pass through this port, and it is the terminus of the Washington and Wilmington chain of railroads. The population in 1810, was about 2,000; in 1830, 2,700; in 1840, 4,744; in 1850, 7,264. (Fanning's, 1853)

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