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Botetourt County, VA

Botetourt County, Virginia, 1857

BOTETOURT COUNTY, situated in the central part of Virginia, on the sources of James and Roanoke rivers. Length. 40 miles; mean width, 28; with an area of 1,120 square miles. This county embraces a part of the great limestone and slate valley at the northwest of the Blue Ridge, and contains much excellent land.  The surface, however, is considerably broken, and even mountainous.  Seat of justice, Fincastle.  Pop. in 1820, 13,590; in 1840, 11,679; in 1850, 14,908.  (Fanning's, 1853)



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