A N. E. County Of Ohio, drained by Cuyahoga and Mahoning rivers; area, 500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 24,584. It is intersected by the Pennsylvania and Ohio canal, and by the Cleveland and Pittsburgh and the Atlantic and Great Western railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 185,257 bushels of wheat, 356,953 of Indian corn, 426,-814 of oats, 33,635 of barley, 263,449 of potatoes, 43,859 tons of hay, 200,308 lbs. of wool, 807,636 of butter, 714,718 of cheese, 1,888,400 of flax, and 236,753 of maple sugar. There were 6,373 horses, 17,135 milch cows, 9,561 other cattle, 45,386 sheep, and 6,421 swine; 23 manufactories of cheese, 2 of dressed flax, 3 flour mills, 25 saw mills, and 10 tanneries. Capital, Ravenna.
A Central County Of Wisconsin, intersected by Wisconsin river and drained by several of its branches; area, 792 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 10,634. It contains extensive pine forests, from which large quantities of lumber are rafted down the river. It is intersected by the Green Bay and Lake Pepin and the Wisconsin Central railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 213,467 bushels of wheat, 58,657 of rye, 63,909 of Indian corn, 153,294 of oats, 112,707 of potatoes, 9,784 tons of hay, 25,911 lbs. of wool, 198,693 of butter, and 80,050 of hops. There were 1,427 horses, 3,024 milch cows, 1,663 working oxen, 3,035 other cattle, 8,542 sheep, and 3,608 swine; 1 flour mill, and 22 saw mills. Capital, Steven's Point.
Portage, a city and the capital of Columbia co., Wisconsin, at the head of navigation on the Wisconsin river, and on the canal connecting the Fox and Wisconsin, at the junction of three divisions of the Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, 32 m. N. of Madison and 85 m. W. N. W. of Milwaukee; pop. in 1870, 3,945. It has considerable trade with the surrounding country, and contains six boot and shoe factories, a foundery and machine shop, repair shops of the railroad, a tannery, two breweries, four carriage and wagon factories, a flouring mill, and a planing mill, water power being furnished by the canal. There are two banks, seven hotels, a fine court house and jail, a high school and three other school houses, two weekly newspapers, and eight churches.