I. A N. W. County Of Ohio, bordering on Michigan and Lake Erie, bounded partly on the S. by the Maumee river, and drained by the Ottawa river and Swan creek; area, 420 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 46,722. It is traversed by the Wabash and Erie canal, and several railroads centre at Toledo. It has a level surface and fertile soil. The chief productions in 1870 were 120,895 bushels of wheat, 242,502 of Indian corn, 135,157 of oats, 200,052 of potatoes, 54,067 lbs. of wool, 314,533 of butter, and 24.319 tons of hay. There were 3,875 horses, 4,346 milch cows, 4,250 other cattle, 11,029 sheep, and 8,167 swine; 2 manufactories of agricultural implements, 12 of carriages, 16 of cooperage, 1 of files, 6 of furniture, 1 of pig iron, 4 of iron castings, 1 of wine, 5 of machinery, 1 of paper, 7 of sash, doors, and blinds, 4 of tobacco and snuff, 5 tanneries, 4 currying establishments, 5 breweries, 6 flour mills, 12 saw mills, and 2 ship building and repairing establishments. Capital, Toledo.
II. A S. County Of Iowa, drained by branches of the Chariton and Des Moines rivers; area, 432 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 5,287. The surface is rolling, with prairies and forests, and the soil generally fertile. The Burlington and Missouri River railroad and the Chariton branch pass through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 139,-087 bushels of wheat, 597,322 of Indian corn, 174,889 of oats, 54,274 of potatoes, 59,106 lbs. of wool, 397,894 of butter, and 14,680 tons of hay. There were 4,665 horses, 3,690 milch cows, 7,642 other cattle, 17,210 sheep, and 17,536 swine. Capital, Chariton.