It is due to the fertile soil of that part of the coastal plain known as the "Cotton Belt."
In every part of the Cotton Belt the looting of cotton went on.
In the Cotton Belt almost any well-drained soil will produce cotton.
The Africans were sold in the Cotton Belt, their existence virtually creating two distinct political parties.
Georgia and the Cotton Belt of the lower South were in a panic.
They were separated from the Cotton Belt by the intervening pine barrens.
The Union armies occupied portions of the Cotton Belt early in 1862, and American cotton was again exported.
On the contrary the Cotton Belt of the United States is comparatively small considering the vast crops it yields.
What did you generally do when you were with the Cotton Belt?
If I was a black man, I'd choose th' Cotton Belt in prifrince to th' belt on th' neck fr'm th' polisman's club.