Hardin , the name of six counties in the United States. I. A S. E. county of Texas, bounded E. by Neches river, and watered by Pine Island bayou and Big Sandy river, all navigable streams; area, 1,832 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,460, of whom 242 were colored. Most of the surface is timbered, only a small portion being under cultivation. The chief productions in 1870 were 26,385 bushels of Indian corn, 15,240 of sweet potatoes, 280 bales of cotton, 6 hogsheads of sugar, 5,235 gallons of molasses, and 5,320 lbs. of rice. There were 492 horses, 1,246 milch cows, 4,592 other cattle, GOO sheep, and 5,701 swine. Capital, Hardin. II. A S. W. county of Tennessee, bordering on Alabama and Mississippi, and intersected by the Tennessee river; area, 768 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 11,708, of whom 1,447 were colored. The surface slopes on either hand toward the river, which is here navigable by steamboats. Iron ore and timber are abundant, and the soil is fertile in some parts. The chief productions in 1870 were 35,566 bushels of wheat, 484,721 of Indian corn, 15,151 of oats, 86,918 lbs. of butter, and 2,020 bales of cotton.
There were 1,993 horses, 870 mules and asses, 2,670 milch cows, 1,383 working oxen, 4,094 other cattle, 8,044 sheep, and 21,235 swine; 5 tanneries, 5 currying establishments, 5 flour mills, 3 planing mills, and 8 saw mills. Capital, Savannah. III. A N. W. county of Kentucky, bounded N. E. by Salt river and Rolling fork, and watered by branches of Green river; area, about 500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 15,705, of whom 2,276 were colored. It has a hilly or undulating surface and a fertile soil. It is crossed by the Louisville and Nashville and the Elizabethtown and Paducah railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 138,463 bushels of wheat, 506,830 of Indian corn, 114,127 of oats, 284,178 lbs. of tobacco, 30,149 of wool, 115,303 of butter, and 3,483 tons of hay. There were 4,093 horses, 3,108 milch cows, 4,547 other cattle, 14,758 sheep, and 35,853 swine; 4 carriage factories, 8 flour mills, and 5 saw mills. Capital, Elizabethtown. IV. A N. W. county of Ohio, intersected by the Scioto river; area, 476 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 18,714. The surface is nearly level, and most of the soil is excellent. It is traversed by the Cincinnati, Sandusky, and Cleveland, the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago, and the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis railroads.
The chief productions in 1870 were 250,817 bushels of wheat, 270,909 of Indian corn, 147,502 of oats, 33,717 of potatoes, 140,021 lbs. of wool, 277,668 of butter, and 20,665 tons of hay. There were 5,385 horses, 4,272 milch cows, 7,151 other cattle, 42,402 sheep, and 15,212 swine; 3 manufactories of boots and shoes, 6 of carriages, 3 of cooperage, 5 of furniture, 4 of saddlery and harness, 0 of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 4 tanneries. 4 flour mills, 2 planing mills, and 35 saw mills. Capital, Kenton. V. A S. E. county of Illinois, separated from Kentucky by the Ohio river; area, 200 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 5,024. It has a high, broken surface, with a fertile soil, and abounds in lead and iron ores. The chief productions in 1870 were 32,319 bushels of wheat, 172,051 of Indian corn, 26,-991 of oats, and 105,707 of potatoes. There were 1,201 horses, 1,057 milch cows, 2,393 other cattle, 3,390 sheep, and 8,072 swine. Capital, Elizabethtown. VI. A central county of Iowa, intersected by Iowa river; area, 576 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 13,084. It is well timbered, has excellent prairie land, and contains coal, red sandstone, and fine white limestone. The Dubuque and Sioux City railroad and the Central railroad of Iowa intersect it.
The chief productions in 1870 were 490,347 bushels of wheat, 040,510 of Indian corn, 250,139 of oats, 45,077 of potatoes, 256,357 lbs. of butter, and 18,185 tons of hay. There were 5,191 horses, 4,153 milch cows, 6,900 other cattle, 3,857 sheep, and 10,557 swine; 7 flour mills, and 1 woollen factory. Capital, Eldora.