Lyon, the name of five counties in the United States.
I. A W. County Of Kentucky, bounded S. W. by the Tennessee river, and intersected by the Cumberland; area, about 875 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 6,233, of whom 1,419 were colored. The surface is diversified, and the soil fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 15,505 bushels of wheat, 263,925 of Indian corn, and 854,212 lbs. of tobacco. There were 1,116 horses, 1,131 milch cows, 2,250 other cattle, 3,486 sheep, and 8,782 swine; 2 flour mills, and 2 iron works. Capital, Eddy-ville.
IV. An E. County Of Kansas, intersected by the Neosho river; area, 858 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,014. Timber is abundant in the river bottoms, and the soil is fertile. The Missouri, Kansas, and Texas, and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroads traverse it. The chief productions in 1870 were 112,153 bushels of wheat, 342,-855 of Indian corn, 106,006 of oats, 32,004 of potatoes, 14,986 lbs. of wool, 129,120 of butter, and 16,740 tons of hay. There were 3,108 horses, 4,188 milch cows, 7,983 other cattle, 3,214 sheep, and 2,655 swine; 1 brick kiln, 2 flour mills, and 5 saw mills. Capital, Emporia.
V. A W. County Of Nevada; Area, 480 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,837. It embraces a large portion of the valley of the Carson and some of that of "Walker river, comprising large tracts of arable and grazing lands. Copper ore is found, and the precious metals exist in the mountains S. E. of the county seat, but the deposits have not been worked. There is good water power, which is chiefly used in crushing ores obtained in the adjoining counties. The Central Pacific railroad skirts the N. E. border. The value of farm productions in 1870 was $35,295; of live stock, $18,535. There were 22 quartz mills, an iron foundery, and a machine shop. Capital, Dayton.