Chickasaw. I. A N E. county of Mississippi; area, about 990 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 19,899, of whom 10,069 were colored. It was ceded to the state by the Chickasaw Indians. The surface is level, and the soil fertile. The Oktibbeha, Looshacoona, and Yallabusha are the principal streams. The Mobile and Ohio railroad crosses the N. E. corner. The chief productionsin 1870 were 6,669 bushels of wheat, 478,406 of Indian corn, 16,992 of oats, 36,314 of sweet potatoes, and 8,892 bales of cotton. There were 2,366 horses, 2,193 mules and asses, 4,067 milch cows, 6,911 other cattle, 4,980 sheep, and 25,813 swine. Capital, Houston. II. A N. E. county of Iowa, intersected by the Wapsipinicon river and its tributaries, and also drained by Crane creek and the Little Cedar river; area, 576 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 10,180. Prairies and forests occupy most of the surface. The Cedar Falls and Minnesota railroad touches the S. W. corner, and the McGregor and Missouri River railroad passes through the county. The chief productions in 1870 were 417,849 bushels of wheat, 386,723 of Indian corn, 334,521 of oats, 22,762 of barley, 62,462 of potatoes, 34,651 tons of hay, 422,338 lbs. of butter, and 13,426 of wool. There were 3,558 horses, 4,736 milch cows, 7,919 other cattle, 4,830 sheep, and 6,206 swine.
Capital, New Hampton.