I. A N. E. county of Illinois, drained by Fox river; area, 540 sq. m., pop. in 1870, 39,091. The surface consists chiefly of rolling prairie, diversified by numerous small tracts of timber. The soil is fertile and rests on a bed of limestone. The Chicago and Northwestern, the Chicago and Iowa, and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroads pass through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 189,151 bushels of wheat, 674,333 of Indian corn, 785,-608 of oats, 137,407 of barley, 211,048 of potatoes, 173,264 lbs. of wool, 758,893 of butter, 124,928 of cheese, 945,351 of flax, and 73,255 tons of hay. There were 8,923 horses, 16,034 milch cows, 13,312 other cattle, 36,186 sheep, and 14,942 swine; 7 manufactories of carriages, 1 of cars, 10 of cheese, 1 of nails and spikes, 9 of iron castings, 8 of machinery, 3 of paper, 9 of saddlery and harness, 5 of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 1 of watches, 3 of woollen goods, 12 flour mills, 2 tanneries, 1 currying establishment, and 1 distillery. Capital, Geneva. II. A S. E. county of Utah, bounded E. by Colorado, and S. by Arizona; area, 7,500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,513. It contains a portion of the great canon of the Colorado river, which crosses the county and is joined within its borders by the San Juan river.
There is some arable land at the base of the Wasatch mountains in the west, and in the valley of the Virgin river. The chief productions in 1870 were 1,663 bushels of wheat, 5,188 of Indian corn, and 6,225 of potatoes. There were 308 horses, 557 milch cows, 828 other cattle, 909 sheep, and 103 swine. Capital, Toquerville.