Mcminn

Mcminn, a S. E. county of Tennessee, bordered on the S. W. by the Hiawassee river and drained by its tributaries; area, 475 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 13,969, of whom 1,830 were colored. It has an undulating surface and fertile soil. It is intersected by the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 43,925 bushels of wheat, 350,833 of Indian corn, 77,810 of oats, 13,102 of sweet potatoes, 17,858 lbs. of wool, 124,218 of butter, and 2,249 tons of hay. There were 2,336 horses, 2,653 milch cows, 4,423 other cattle, 9,829 sheep, and 16,552 swine. Capital, Athens.

Mcmullen

Mcmullen, a S. county of Texas, watered by the Nueces, Rio Frio, and San Miguel rivers; area, 1,092 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 230. In the river valleys the land is good and timber abounds. The upland is only adapted to pasturage. In 1870 the county contained 27,523 cattle and 5,030 sheep.

Mcnairy

Mcnairy, a S. W. county of Tennessee, drained by branches of the Big Hatchie river; area, 620 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 12,726, of whom 1,500 were colored. The Mobile and Ohio railroad passes through it, and the Memphis and Charleston skirts the S. border. The chief productions in 1870 were 44,599 bushels of wheat, 370,431 of Indian corn, 18,362 of oats, 22,028 of sweet potatoes, 13,509 lbs. of wool, 110,865 of butter, and 3,347 bales of cotton. There were 2,338 horses, 1,149 mules and asses, 2,999 milch cows, 5,561 other cattle, 9,865 sheep, and 21,801 swine. Capital, Purdy.

Mcpherson

I. A Central County Of Kansas

I. A Central County Of Kansas, intersected by the Little Arkansas and Smoky Hill rivers; area, 1,080 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 738. The surface consists of rolling prairies, well adapted to stock raising. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,138 bushels of wheat, 40,540 of Indian corn, 3,458 of potatoes, and 1,444 tons of hay. There were 263 horses, 340 milch cows, 1,650 other cattle, and 260 swine. Capital, Lindborg.

II. A Central County Of Dakota

II. A Central County Of Dakota, recently formed, and not included in the census of 1870; area, about 1,050 sq. m. The E. part is drained by the Elm and Maple rivers, affluents of the Dakota. The surface is elevated, the W. portion being occupied by the Plateau du Coteau du Missouri.

Meadow Saffron

See Colchicum.

Meagher

Meagher, a central county of Montana, bounded W. by the Missouri river; area, 7,650 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,387. It is drained by Mussel Shell river and other affluents of the Missouri. There is some arable land, but gold mining is the chief industry. The census of 1870 returns 11 hydraulic and 93 placer mines as in operation. The chief productions were 26,771 bushels of wheat, 14,501 of oats, 11,324 of barley, 6,419 of potatoes, 19,594 lbs. of butter, and 1,763 tons of hay. There were 237 horses, 1,008 milch cows, 1,960 other cattle, and 436 swine. Capital, Diamond City.