Harris ,.I. A W. county of Georgia, separated from Alabama by the Chattahoochee, and drained by several small branches of that river; area, about 440 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 13,284, of whom 7,493 were colored. It has a greatly diversified surface; the E. part is traversed by the Pine and Oak mountains, and large tracts of land are covered with forests. The chief productions in 1870 were 24,226 bushels of wheat, 255,976 of Indian corn, 62,-914 of sweet potatoes, and 8,163 bales of cotton. There were 964 horses, 1,537 mules and asses, 2,647 milch cows, 4,015 other cattle, and 9,613 swine. Capital, Hamilton. II. A S. E. county of Texas, bordering on Galveston bay, bounded N. and E. by San Jacinto river, and intersected by Buffalo bayou, both of which are navigable by steamboats; area, 1,832 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 17,375, of whom 6.509 were colored. The surface is a fertile alluvial plain, nearly destitute of timber except along the streams, and covered with rich savannas which pasture large numbers of horses and cattle.
The Houston and Texas Central, the Houston and Great Northern, the Galveston, Houston, and Henderson, the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio, the Texas and New Orleans, and the Houston Tap and Brazoria railroads traverse it. The chief productions in 1870 "were 99,977 bushels of Indian corn, 38,895 of sweet potatoes, and 1,064 bales of cotton. There were 2,833 horses, 4,561 milch cows, 1,204 working oxen, 27,544 other cattle, 5,713 sheep, and 5,434 swine. It has a number of manufacturing establishments, chiefly in Houston, the county seat.