I. A S. W. county of Virginia, bounded S. by North Carolina and N. W. by the Iron mountain; area, 400 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 9,587, of whom 754 were colored. It is intersected by Kanawha or New river. The county is well adapted for grazing. Iron ore is abundant. The chief productions in 1870 were 80,0(i() bushels of wheat, 42,704 of rye, 109,938 of Indian corn, 63,695 of oats, 12,313 of potatoes, 91,543 lbs. of butter, 25,326 of wool, and 4,016 tons of hay. There were 2,056 horses, 2,947 milch cows, 4,057 other cattle, 11,811 sheep, 7,778 swine, and 4 flour mills. Capital, Independence. II. A N. county of Texas, separated by Red river from the Indian territory; area, 950 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 14,387, of whom 2,145 were colored. The surface is undulating and partly covered with forests of oak, ash, and elm. The soil is a dark fertile loam, suitable for various kinds of fruit, grain, cotton, and pasturage. The chief productions in 1870 were 39,708 bushels of wheat, 577,540 of Indian corn, 113,241 of oats, 39,411 of sweet potatoes, 111,840 lbs. of butter, and 2,885 bales of cotton. There were 7,324 horses, 4,840 milch cows, 26,167 other cattle, 5,911 sheep, 18,535 swine, 4 saw mills, and 4 wool-carding establishments.
Capital, Sherman. III. A central county of Kentucky, bounded N. by Rough creek and drained by several affluents of Green river; area, about 700 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 11,-580, of whom 407 were colored. It is traversed by the Elizabethtown and Paducah railroad. The surface is level or undulating and the soil moderately fertile. Anthracite and carboniferous limestone are found in abundance, and there are several white sulphur springs. The chief productions in 1870 were 25,448 bushels of wheat, 377,005 of Indian corn, 80,953 of oats, 20,722 of potatoes, 149,001 lbs. of butter, 859,760 of tobacco, and 1,398 tons of hay. There were 3,172 horses, 2,816 milch cows, 4,158 other cattle, 14,543 sheep, and 17,934 swine; 3 flour and 4 saw mills, and 3 wool-carding and cloth-dressing establishments. Capital, Litchfield.