A S. E. County Of Ohio, drained by Wills, Seneca, and Duck creeks; area, about 400 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 19,949. It has an undulating and hilly surface, and is well timbered and fertile. It contains quarries of building stone and extensive coal mines. The chief productions in 1870 were 179,715 bushels of wheat, 853,950 of Indian corn, 172,210 of oats, 61,771 of potatoes, 19,667 tons of hay, 2,304,-557 lbs. of tobacco, 247,534 of wool, 510,963 of butter, and 69,643 gallons of sorghum molasses. There were 7,023 horses, 5,822 milch cows, 9,999 other cattle, 64,229 sheep, and 18,167 swine; 4 flour mills, 6 saw mills, and 6 woollen mills. Capital, Sarahsville.
A N. E. County Of Indiana, drained by Elkhart and Tippecanoe rivers; area, 430 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 20,389. The Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 438,075 bushels of wheat, 224,958 of Indian corn, 139,624 of oats, 77,264 of potatoes, 19,171 tons of hay, 107,236 lbs. of wool, 430,240 of butter, and 39,578 of maple sugar. There were 6,067 horses, 5,456 milch cows, 6,625 other cattle, 30,464 sheep, and 14,259 swine; 17 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 7 of furniture, 3 of iron castings, 4 of curried leather, 9 of saddlery and harness, 9 flour mills, 21 saw mills, and 2 woollen mills. Capital, Albion.
Nobles, a S. W. county of Minnesota, bordering on Iowa, and drained by the head waters of Des Moines, Rock, and Little Sioux rivers; area, 720 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 117. The surface is rolling and the soil fertile.