Colfax. I. A N. E. County Of Mississippi, formed since the census of 1870, bounded E. by the Tombigbee river, and S. partly by the Oktibbeha, which with its branches intersects the W. portion; area, about 400 sq. m. The surface is level; the soil fertile and well adapted to cotton. The Mobile and Ohio railroad passes through the county seat. Capital, West Point.
II. An E. County Of Nebraska, bounded S. by the Platte river, and watered by Shell and Maple creeks; area, about 500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,424. The Union Pacific railroad passes through it, and the EJkhorn Valley road will cross the N. E. corner. The chief productions in 1870 were 13,529 bushels of wheat, 27,164 of Indian corn, 15,017 of oats, 8,354 of potatoes, and 2,203 tons of hay. There were 231 horses, 351 milch cows, 423 other cattle, and 295 swine. Capital, Schuyler.
III. A N. E. County Of New Mexico, formed in 1869 from Mora co., bounded N. by Colorado and W. by the Rio Grande; pop. in 1870, 1,992. In the western portion gold has been found, and in 1871 there were two quartz mills. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,491 bushels of wheat, 11,000 of Indian corn, 14,398 of oats, 836 tons of hay, and 13,500 lbs. of wool. There were 56 horses, 355 milch cows, 1,726 other cattle, 9,300 sheep, and 427 swine. Capital, Elizabethtown.