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- noun Low, wooded grounds or swamps in Eastern Maryland and Virginia.
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The region inhabited by the Croatans is a low woodland, swampy region, locally known as pocoson land, abounding in whortleberries and blackberries, which bring some revenue to the people.
Indians of North Carolina: Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, Transmitting, in Response to a Senate Resolution of June 30, 1914, a Report on the Condition and Tribal Rights of the Indians of Robeson and Adjoining Counties of North Carolina
At the meeting of the United States Agricultural Society, at Washington, in January, 1857, Mr.G. W.P. Custis spoke in connection with the great importance of this subject, of the vast quantity of soil -- the richest conceivable -- now lying waste, to the extent of 100,000 acres, along the banks of the Lower P.tomac, and which he denominates by the old Virginia title of _pocoson_.
After about a quarter of an hour's pursuit, when the depths of this pocoson had been reached, Old
After a time the party returned with the mule and soon the hind legs of the bear were closely tied together and slowly, yet successfully, the mule dragged the bear out of the pocoson.
Holly Shelter pocoson occupies a large part of the southeastern section, and
In the northeastern section lies the half of another similar pocoson nearly as large, called Angola Bay, and in the centre of the western half of the county is a third but much smaller swamp of the same general character.
On the north side of the Neuse there is a section of country extending from Wayne on the west to Falling Creek on the east, a distance of about ten miles, and known as Buckleberry pocoson.
It consists largely of swamps, pocoson and oak flats.
This pocoson is flanked on the westward toward the North-east Cape Fear river by a fringe of fertile white-oak flats and semi-swamp lands, and on the north by a strip of sandy pine flats, dotted here and there with fertile spots.
The central portion and larger part of this great pocoson, which contains about one hundred square miles, is very nearly barren, but around its margin, especially toward the river, are considerable tracts of white-oak flats, canebrake, and swamp lands, with their characteristic growths and soils.