An E. county of Arkansas, separated from Tennessee by the Mississippi river; former area, 994 sq. m., but a portion has been recently taken to form Cross county; pop. in 1870, 3,831, of whom 2,575 were colored. The surface is level and alluvial, and part of it often overflowed by the Mississippi. Portions of the land are quite swampy, but the rest is generally fertile. The Memphis and Little Rock railroad passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 76,340 bushels of Indian corn and 6,841 bales of cotton. There were 593 horses, 556 mules and asses, 894 milch cows, 1,760 other cattle, and 4,278 swine. Capital, Marion. II. A W. county of Kentucky, separated from Illinois by the Ohio river, and bounded S. W. by the Cumberland; area estimated at 420 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 9,381, of whom 809 were colored. It has a level or gently undulating surface, except in the eastern part, where it is hilly. The soil is generally good. Coal, lead, and iron are found in great abundance. The chief productions in 1870 were 43,203 bushels of wheat, 403,948 of Indian corn, 17,487 of oats, 64,405 lbs. of butter, 21,995 of wool, and 1,970,776 of tobacco. There were 2,552 horses, 1,041 mules and asses, 2,027 milch cows, 12,092 sheep, and 16,900 swine.

Capital, Marion.