Holmes ,.I. A N. W. county of Florida, bordering on Alabama, and intersected by the Choctawhatchee river; area, 396 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,572, of whom 137 were colored. Its surface is nearly level. The soil is a rich alluvium in the river bottoms, and sandy elsewhere. The chief productions in 1870 were 18,424 bushels of Indian corn, 7,035 of sweet potatoes, 116 bales of cotton, 4,480 gallons of molasses, 2 hogsheads of sugar, and 76,985 lbs. of rice. There were 110 horses, 1,112 milch cows, 3,749 other cattle, 1,237 sheep, and 3,543 swine. Capital, Cerro Gordo. II. A central county of Mississippi, bounded S. E. by Big Black river and N. W. by the Yazoo; area, 750 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 19,370, of whom 13,225 were colored. It has an undulating surface and a very rich soil. The Yazoo is navigable by steamboats in this part of its course during the whole year, and the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern railroad passes through the county near its S. E. border. The chief productions in 1870 were 352,-023 bushels of Indian corn, 10,433 of sweet potatoes, and 19,027 bales of cotton. There were 1,110 horses, 2,343 mules and asses, 2,962 milch cows, 5,838 other cattle, 2,080 sheep, and 10,-420 swine.
Capital, Lexington. III. An E. central county of Ohio, intersected by Kilbuck creek and watered by Walhonding river; area, 405 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 18,177. It has a diversified surface and a soil of generally good quality. Coal is found near Kilbuck creek, and gas springs have been discovered. The Cleveland, Mt. Vernon, and Delaware, and the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago railroads pass through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 351,516 bushels of wheat, 569,895 of Indian corn, 538,383 of oats, 18,275 of bar-lev, 102,117 of potatoes, 246,520 lbs. of wool, 589,193 of butter, and 26,410 tons of hay. There were 7,015 horses, 14,805 cattle, 62,491 sheep, and 20,111 swine; 11 flour mills, 2 saw mills, 3 manufactories of agricultural implements. 1 of furniture, and 3 of woollen goods. Capital, Millersburg.