A N. E. County Of Indiana, drained by the Wabash, Salamonie, and Eel rivers; area, 420 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 21,805. It has a diversified surface, partly covered with tine forests, and the soil is highly fertile. The county is intersected by the Wabash and Erie canal, and the Toledo, Wabash, and Western railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 537,883 bushels of wheat, 443,901 of Indian corn, 75,456 of oats, 51,279 of potatoes, 22,628 of flax seed, 382,374 lbs. of butter, 64,331 of wool, 41,000 of tobacco, and 11,157 tons of hay. There were 6,658 horses, 5,256 milch cows, 6,879 other cattle, 21,464 sheep, and 22,195 swine; 1 manufactory of hubs and wagon material, 2 of iron castings, 1 of linseed oil, 5 tanneries, 5 currying establishments, 12 saw mills, 2 planing mills, and 2 woollen mills. Capital,Wabash.
A S. E. County Of Illinois, bordering on Indiana, bounded S. E. by the AV abash river, and W. by Bonpas creek; area, 110 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,841. The surface is generally level and diversified with prairie and forest, and the soil is fertile. It is traversed by the Cairo and Vincennes and the Louisville, New Albany, and St. Louis railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 202,201 bushels of wheat, 421,361 of Indian corn, 110,793 of oats, 20,428 of potatoes, 39,335 lbs. of butter, 23,744 of wool, and 6,497 tons of hay. There were 2,122 horses, 1,707 milch cows, 2,223 other cattle, 8,312 sheep, and 10,227 swine; 14 manufactories of carriages and wagons', 4 of furniture, 2 of sash, doors, and blinds, 4 flour mills, and 8 saw mills.. Capital, Mount Carmel.