I. A Central County Of Texas

A Central County Of Texas, drained by San Gabriel river and its tributaries; area, 1,100 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 6,368, of whom 801 were colored. The surface is level and diversified by prairie and woodland, and the soil is very fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 12,247 bushels of wheat, 208,574 of Indian corn, 5,086 of sweet potatoes, 22,518 lbs. of wool, and 913 bales of cotton. There were 7,946 horses, 3,481 milch cows, 29,221 other cattle, 12,062 sheep, and 7,850 swine. Capital, Georgetown.

II. A Central County Of Tennessee

A Central County Of Tennessee, drained by the head streams of the Harpeth river; area, 476 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 25,328, of whom 11,411 were colored. The surface is generally hilly and the soil highly fertile. Iron ore and some other minerals are found. The county is intersected by the Louisville, Nashville, and Great Southern railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 227,294 bushels of wheat, 1,010,443 of Indian corn, 99,933 of oats, 24,440 of Irish and 20,555 of sweet potatoes, 187,008 lbs. of butter, 29,944 of wool, 80,415 of tobacco, 3,815 bales of cotton, and 2,680 tons of hay. There were 7,194 horses, 3,121 mules and asses, 5,060 milch cows, 6,988 other cattle, 15,226 sheep, and41,703 swine; 8 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 2 flour mills, and 7 saw mills. Capital, Franklin.

III. A S. County Of Illinois

A S. County Of Illinois, drained by Big Muddy river and other streams; area, 432 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 17,329. The surface is diversified by prairie and woodland, and the soil is fertile. Bituminous coal is abundant. The Carbondale and Shawneetown railroad terminates at the county seat. The chief productions in 1870 were 170,963 bushels of wheat, 655,710 of Indian corn, 180,986 of oats, 38,901 of Irish and 24,900 of sweet potatoes, 16,728 lbs. of butter, 43,908 of wool, 1,152,589 of tobacco, and 3,059 tons of hay. There were 5,129 horses, 1,667 mules and asses, 4,016 milch cows, 6,354 other cattle, 20,971 sheep, and 30,281 swine; 5 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 2 flour mills, 1 woollen mill, and 3 saw mills. Capital, Marion.