Henry Howe, Historical Collections of Virginia… (Charleston, SC: William R. Babcock, 1852), 164.
ALBEMARLE was formed, in 1744, from Goochland. Its length, from SW. to NE., is 35 miles, and its mean width 20 miles. The northern part is drained by the Rivanna and its branches; the southern by the Hardware and its branches. The surface is generally hilly or mountainous, the scenery picturesque, and much of the soil highly productive in corn and tobacco. Pop. 1830, 22,618; 1840, whites 10,512, slaves 13,809; total 22,924.