I. The S. County Of West Virginia, bordering on Virginia, and drained by the Tug fork of Sandy river; area, about 900 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,952. The S. and E. parts are mountainous. The chief productions in 1870 were 31,586 bushels of Indian corn, 3,615 of oats, 2,310 of Irish and 1,049 of sweet potatoes, 3,000 lbs. of tobacco, 2,404 of wool, and 15,597 of butter. There were 189 horses, 1,251 cattle, 1,300 sheep, and 1,981 swine. Capital, Peerysville.
II. A W. County Of North Carolina; area, 550 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 7,592, of whom 1,772 were colored. The Black mountains are on its W. boundary, some of the summits of which are over 6,000 ft. high. The Catawba rises in these mountains. In the valleys the soil is generally fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 11,955 bushels of wheat, 8,411 of rye, 176,364 of Indian corn, 11,580 of oats, 5,394 of Irish and 4,135 of sweet potatoes, 8,866 lbs. of wool, and 18,254 of butter. There were 618 horses, 500 mules and asses, 1,348 milch cows, 2,092 other cattle, 3,054 sheep, and 6,552 swine. Capital, Marion.