Champaign. I. A W. central county of Ohio, intersected by Mad river; area, about 390 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 24,188. The surface is level or undulating, and the soil fertile. It is traversed by the Cincinnati, Sandusky, and Cleveland, the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and St. Louis, the Atlantic and Great Western, and the Springfield branch of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 724,360 bushels of wheat, 1.280,472 of Indian corn, 244,073 of oats, 74,277 of potatoes, 21,082 tons of hay, 344,401 lbs. of butter, and 169,060 of wool. There were 7,696 horses, 5,463 milch cows, 8,673 other cattle, 38,103 sheep, and 20,810 swine. There were 15 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 1 of agricultural implements, 5 of furniture, 2 of glue, 12 of saddlery and harness, 3 of sashes, doors, and blinds, 2 of woollen goods, 20 flour, 3 planing and 20 saw mills, 4 tanneries, and 2 currying establishments. Capital, Urbana. II. An E. central county of Illinois, comprising a part of the Grand Prairie, and watered by several streams; area, about 880 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 32,737. The surface consists of an open plain of great fertility, interspersed with small clusters of trees.
It is traversed by the Toledo, Wabash, and Western, the Chicago branch of the Illinois Central, the Indianapolis. Blooming-ton, and Western railroads, and a branch railroad from Urbana to Decatur. The chief productions in 1870 were 245,668 bushels of wheat, 45,752 of rye, 3,924,720 of Indian corn, 721,375 of oats. 266,918 of potatoes, 44,800 tons of hay, 35,273 lbs. of cheese, 716,430 of butter, 66,986 of wool, and 53,588 gallons of sorghum molasses. There were 16,529 horses, 8,565 milch cows, 18,516 other cattle, 17.31:5 sheep, and 36,384 swine. There were 15 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 2 of boots and shoes, 6 of bricks, 4 of furniture, 11 of saddlery and harness, 2 of sashes, doors, and blinds, 1 of woollen goods, 1 machine shop, 10 flour and 8 saw mills. Capital, Urbana.