I. A N. W. County Of Kentucky

I. A N. W. County Of Kentucky, intersected by Green river; area, 320 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 7,614, of whom 814 were colored. The surface is undulating and the soil productive. It is traversed by the Owensboro and Russellville railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 26,984 bushels of wheat, 271,508 of Indian corn, 50,506 of oats, 2,262,037 lbs. of tobacco, 17,580 of wool, and 61,665 of butter. There were 1,919 horses, 481 mules and asses, 1,533 milch cows, 3,148 other cattle, 7,347 sheep, and 14,528 swine; 2 flour mills, and 3 saw mills. Capital, Calhoun.

II. A Central County Of Illinois

II. A Central County Of Illinois, drained by tributaries of the Illinois river; area, 1,132 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 53,988. Much of the surface is prairie, and the soil is very fertile. It is traversed by the Illinois Central and other railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 212,756 bushels of wheat, 39,824 of rye, 3,723,379 of Indian corn, 911,127 of oats, 36,072 of barley, 219,558 of potatoes, 116,738 lbs. of wool, 887,578 of butter, and 71,742 tons of hay. There were 19,943 horses, 11,663 milch cows, 27,202 other cattle, 25,232 sheep, and 62,007 swine; 5 manufactories of agricultural implements, 5 of brick, 20 of carriages, 1 of cars, 4 of iron castings, 4 of machinery, 11 of saddlery and harness, 2 of sash, doors, and blinds, 13 of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 1 of woollen goods, 1 distillery, 3 breweries, and 13 flour mills. Capital, Bloomington.