Chambers. I. An E. county of Alabama, bordering on Georgia; former area, 775 sq. m., which has been diminished by taking a portion to form Lee county; pop. in 1870, 17,562, of whom 8,588 were colored. It is partly bounded on the E. by the Chattahoochee river, and intersected by the Tallapoosa. The surface is hilly, and most of the land productive. The Montgomery and West Point railroad passes through the S. E. part. The chief productions in 1870 were 39,532 bushels of wheat, 205,099 of Indian corn, 35,921 of oats, 24,734 of sweet potatoes, and 7,868 bales of cotton. There were 1,382 horses, 1,457 mules and asses, 2,895 milch cows, 4,814 other cattle, 3,861 sheep, and 9,725 swine. Capital, Lafayette. II. A S. E. county of Texas, bounded S. by the gulf of Mexico, having Cedar bayou for a part of its W. boundary, and indented on the W. and S. W. by East and Galveston bays; area, 900 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,503, of whom 452 were colored. It is intersected by Trinity river, the banks of which are timbered, but the greater portion of the county consists of prairie lands. The chief productions in 1870 were 23,759 bushels of Indian corn, 15,200 of sweet potatoes, and 105 bales of cotton. There were 1,444 horses, 1,205 milch cows, 24,572 other cattle, 1,700 sheep, and 2,352 swine.

Capital, Wallisville.