Choctaw. I. A S. W. county of Alabama, bordering on Mississippi; area, about 800 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 12,676, of whom 6,872 were colored. The Tombigbee river, which flows along the E. boundary, is navigable by steamboats. It is well watered by affluents of the Tombigbee. The chief productions in 1870 were 227,715 bushels of Indian corn, 47,626 of sweet potatoes, and 6,439 bales of cotton. There were 1,313 horses, 941 mules and asses, 3,133 milch cows, 7,103 other cattle, 2,940 sheep, and 14,082 swine. Capita], Butler. II. A central county of Mississippi, traversed by the Big Black river; pop. in 1870, 16,988 of whom 4,462 were colored. The former area was 990 sq. m., but a portion was taken in 1870 to form Grenada county. Forests of oak, hickory, and other timber occupy much of the land; the remainder is fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 7,844 bushels of wheat, 432,751 of Indian corn, 10,578 lbs. of wool, and 5,637 bales of cotton. There were 2,276 horses, 1,567 mules and asses, 4,173 milch cows, 7,584 other cattle, 7,618 sheep, and 25,892 swine.

Capital, Greensborough.