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Price of land per Acre

Hi All, for those of you that are interested, I ran across this information in the book 'Negro Slavery in Arkansas', pg. 122

This table, adapted from Gray, History of Agriculture in the Southern United States, II, 643, shows average value per acre of farm land and buildings in some of the Southern states:

ALABAMA: 1850: $5.30 1860: $9.20
ARKANSAS: 1850: $5.88 1860:$9.57
GEORGIA: 1850: $4.20 1860: $5.89
LOUISIANA: 1850: $15.20 1860: $22.04
MISSISSIPPI: 1850: $5.22 1860: $12.04
NORTH CAROLINA: 1850: $3.23 1860: $6.03
SOUTH CAROLINA: 1850: $5.08 1860: $8.62
TENNESSEE: 1850: $5.50 1860: $11.13
TEXAS: 1850: $1.44 1860: $3.48
VIRGINIA: 1850: $8.27 1860: $11.95
Negro Slavery in Arkansas by Orville W. Taylor

The value of $1.00 in the 1880s
was worth $12.15 today
From the book 'A Guide to Everyday Life in the 1880s.' (found this infomation from a google.com search).

-Dena.

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Price of land per Acre

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