Claiborne. I. A S. W. county of Mississippi; area, 740 sq rn.; pop. in 1870, 13,386, of whom 9,990 were colored. The Mississippi river on the west separates it from Louisiana, and the Big Black river touches its N. W. border. The surface is uneven, but the soil is generally fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 179,187 bushels of Indian corn, 10,-206 of Irish and 18,330 of sweet potatoes, 193 tons of hay, and 14,776 bales of cotton. There were 2,006 horses, 2,048 mules and asses, 3,450 milch cows, 7,205 other cattle, 2,201 sheep, and 8,884 swine. Capital, Port Gibson. II. A N. W. parish of Louisiana, bordering on Arkansas, drained by the branches of Bayou d'Ar-bonne; area, about 1,200 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 20,240, of whom 10,008 were colored. The surface is undulating, and partly covered with pine and other timber. The soil is good, though not of remarkable fertility. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,961 bushels of wheat, 475,374 of Indian corn, 95,914 of sweet potatoes, 15,389 lbs. of wool, and 14,900 bales of cotton. There were 1,8G3 horses, 2,226 mules and asses, 4,144 milch cows, 8,012 other cattle, 8,195 sheep, and 20,952 swine. There were 4 grist mills, 0 saw mills, one cotton and one woollen factory.
Capital, Homer. Ill A N. E. county of Tennessee, intersected by Powell's river, and bordering on Kentucky, touching Virginia on the N. E. corner, and bounded S. by Clinch river; area, about 350 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 9,321, of whom 758 were colored. The surface is hilly, and in some places mountainous. It possesses a fertile soil, and has mines of lead, zinc, and iron, the last of which are very extensive and profitably worked. The chief productions in 1870 were 33,901 bushels of wheat, 204,840 of Indian corn, 59.039 of oats, and 11,301 of potatoes. There were 1,752 horses, 2,112 milch cows, 3,613 other cattle, 9,730 sheep, and 11,942 swine. Capital, Tazewell.