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Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, North Carolina, central district, 1872
RALEIGH, city, seat of justice of Wake co., and the capital of North Carolina, situated about six miles west of Neuse river, which is not generally navigable for ordinary vessels above Smithfield, 27 miles southeast of this place. Four broad avenues divide the town into as many squares, which are each again subdivided info four squares by streets of less width. At the junction of the main avenues, in the midst of an open park of 10 acres, stands the statehouse,... In 1810, the population was about 1,000; in 1820, 2,674; in 1830, 1,700; in 1840, 2,224; in 1850, 4,518. (Fanning's, 1853)


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