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A NEW AND COMPREHENSIVE GAZETTEER OF VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (1835)
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A NEW AND COMPREHENSIVE GAZETTEER OF VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (1835). Joseph Martin. Hardbound, (1835), repr. 2000, 6x9, Index, map, 636 pp.
Contains geographical, statistical, political, commercial, religious, moral and miscellaneous information collected and compiled from the most respectable and chiefly from original sources, along with a history of Virginia from its first settlement to the year 1754 as written expressly for the work by a Virginian.
This book was first printed in 1835�almost 170 years ago�and contains information for the time, including: boundaries, geology and mineralogy, scenery and natural curiosities, mountains, climate, population, government and laws, civil list, religion, education, military organization and arms, lunatic hospitals, penitentiary, manufactures, agriculture, commerce, fiscal concerns, revenue, banks, arrangement of State (including the District of Columbia), congressional districts, electoral districts, and more. Also included is a history of Virginia, which is relatively comprehensive for period in which the book was written. This title is extremely informative and a real asset for the serious Virginia researcher.