The Courant American News

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
July 3, 1890
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3,150 People.
The Census returns Will Give Cartersville No Less Than This.

Mr. W. L. Goodwin, the enumerator for Cartersville, got through with his labors last week. We believe he has been diligent and painstaking and his returns will show up Cartersville’s true population.

We shoved at him the other day the bold question, “How muAugust 29, 2006reated with good natured indifference.

It is known, however, and so substantially, too, that we give it as a fact, that the returns will give the city no less than 3,150. Corrections and additions may swell these figures a little, but this is close in the neighborhood of the final summing up.

The 1880 census showed our population to be 2,037. A special census ordered by the city government in 1888, completed in May, showed our population to be 2,725. So the growth of the city’s population has been since the last government census, 1,113.

This is a showing by no means to be lightly considered, and if we mistake not the signs just now our next census will give us a lift of which we can make by far larger boasts.


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Rev. Alexander Gibbons, from California, a brother of Mr. G. R. Gibbons, spent several days with relatives here, much to their delight and also to the outside friends who were so fortunate as to meet him. He is truly a man of God, fully consecrated to His service. His every-day life testifies to this fact. He preached us a very able sermon at Cassville on the fourth Sunday. This is the first meeting of these brothers for thirty years, so you can imagine the happiness it brought to both. The two Mr. Gibbons accompanied by Miss Jennie Gibbons, left on Thursday last for Rockingham, Va., where they will go to visit relatives and friends and to be at a reunion of the family at the old homestead on the banks of the Shenandoah River. Miss Jennie, who has been in delicate health, goes hoping that she may be benefited by the change.


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