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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 849 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AMERICUS, a city and the county-seat of Sumter county, Georgia, U.S.A., about 71 M. S.S.W. of Macon. Pop. (1880) 3635; (1890) 6398; (1900) 7694 (4661 of negro descent); (1910) 8063. It is served by the Central of Georgia and the Seaboard Air Line railways, and is the seat of the Third Congressional District Agricultural High School, a branch of the state university of Georgia. The city is in a rich sugar-cane and fruit country, is a large cotton and mule and horse market, and has division shops of the Seaboard Air Line railway.' Among the city's manufactures are cotton-seed oil, fertilizers, chemicals, iron, carriages and wagons and harness (especially horse collars). The city owns the waterworks; the water-supply is I The burning of Washington was an act of vandalism by ho means approved of by many of the British officers who were compelled to take part in it. (See SMITH. Sir HENRY GEORGE WA&ELYN.) - S49 obtained from artesian wells. Americus was settled in 1832, and was first chartered as a city in 1855•
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