I thought a description of this section would be of some interest to your readers. I have visited several localities in search of a good fruit-growing section, where lands could be had at a reasonable figure, and where the climate and air are conducive to health. I think I can safely recommend as a fruit section, Lawrence county. It is situated in Middle Tennessee, at an altitude of 1,000 feet above tide-water. The surface is level and undulating to broken. The latter is along the streams. The level and undulating lands are the great reservoirs from which numerous streams and springs flow. The soil is a mulatto-brown and underlaid with a red and yellow subsoil. As a fruit growing section, this highland rim, cannot be excelled anywhere in the State. Apple trees reach the same maturity here in five years as they do in the North in ten, and retain their vigor at a greater age. Apple and peach trees will bear some the second year and will pay a handsome profit at five. The red mountain Limbertwig and the Ben Davis, will pay an immense profit. Mr. Rainey kept these varieties until June, and sold his Ben Davis at $2 per bu. He says this is a better fruit section for apples than round Chattanooga, where fruit lands are selling from #50 to #75 per acre.

He stands at the head of his profession, as a fruit man, in the South. He has set out one hundred acres in apple orchard near Summertown. Mr. Marsh has some of the finest peach and apple trees I ever saw for their age. His trees bore some the second year. The best soil for all kinds of fruit is the high table land, and the light colored soil. Pears and plums are large and finer flavored than those growing in the North. They can be had from June to October. All the small varieties of fruit do well. Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and grapes are found here in abundance. All lovers of fruit can have their tables well supplied the year round. There is no doubt in my mind that this will be the fruit belt of the South. One hundred miles south of here apples cannot be successfully raised; while in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, the apple trees have mostly been killed by the cold winters. Situated as we are between the two, fruit raising cannot help being profitable. The mineral resources are being developed in this and adjoining counties. When fully developed this industry will give us a home market for all our surplus fruit. Lands adapted to fruits and vegetables can be had along the railroad line at a nominal figure.

Parties wishing to engage in fruit culture, should visit this section, and see for themselves.