I. A N. E. County Of Ohio

A N. E. County Of Ohio, drained by the Tuscarawas river and its branches, and traversed by the Ohio canal and several railroads; area, 570 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 52,508. The surface is undulating and the soil a rich sandy loam. Coal and limestone are abundant. The chief productions in 1873 were 686,418 bushels of wheat, 1,044,317 of Indian corn, 732,897 of oats, 42,376 of barley, 116,597 of potatoes, 44,507 tons of hay, 287,750 lbs. of flax, 246,893 of wool, 932,779 of butter, and 88,705 of cheese. Large quantities of coal and iron are produced. In 1874 there were 13,595 horses, 29,219 cattle, 69,387 sheep, and 25,421 hogs. In 1870 there were 22 manufactories of agricultural implements, 12 of brick, 22 of carriages and wagons, 12 of furniture, 1 of forged and rolled iron, 3 of pig iron, 20 of iron castings, 18 of tanned and 7 of curried leather, 4 of engines and boilers, 21 of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 5 of woollen goods, 11 breweries, 19 flour mills, 30 saw mills, and 3 planing mills. Capital, Canton. H. A N. W. county of Illinois, intersected by Spoon river; area, about 325 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 10,751. The surface is partly prairie, and the soil is fertile.

It is traversed by the Peoria and Rock Island railroad and a branch of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy. The chief productions in 1870 were 124,639 bushels of wheat, 30,534 of rye, 1,149,878 of Indian corn, 316,-726 of oats, 19,993 tons of hay, 20,789 lbs. of wool, 295,683 of butter, and 17,674 of honey. There were 7,080 horses, 11,558 cattle, 4,226 sheep, and 26,515 swine; 7 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 1 of woollen goods, and 6 flour mills. Capital, Toulon.