A N. County Of Ohio, bounded N. E. by Lake Erie and S. E. by Sandusky bay, and intersected by Portage river; area, about 350 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 13,364. It includes several islands in Lake Erie, and has a nearly level surface and fertile soil. The Lake Shore railroad passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 85,860 bushels of wheat, 115,850 of Indian corn, 58,511 of oats, 43,368 of potatoes, 203,812 lbs. of butter, 68,241 of wool, 41,674 gallons of wine, and 12,200 tons of hay. There were 2,816 horses, 2,695 milch cows,*3,535 other cattle, 21,484 sheep, and 7,774 swine; 4 manufactories of carriages and harness, 2 of hubs and wagon materials, 2 flour mills, and 22 saw mills. Capital, Port Clinton.
A W. County Of Michigan, bordering on Lake Michigan, intersected by Grand river, and drained by Black and Pigeon rivers; area, about 550 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 26,651. It has an undulating surface and fertile soil. It is intersected by the Detroit and Milwaukee, the Michigan Lake Shore, and the Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 218,010 bushels of wheat, 215,043 of Indian corn, 164,643 of oats, 253,-826 of potatoes, 618,130 lbs. of butter, 51,453 of wool, 80,819 of maple sugar, and 23,148 tons of hay. There were 4,324 horses, 6,514 milch cows, 6,983 other cattle, 14,943 sheep, and 7,795 swine; 9 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 6 of tanned and 4 of curried leather, 5 flour mills, and 31 saw mills. Capital, Grand Haven.
A N. Central County Of Kansas, intersected by Solomon and Saline rivers; area, 720 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 2,127. The surface is undulating and the soil fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 31,246 bushels of wheat, 100,680 of Indian corn, 5,100 of oats, 12,475 of potatoes, 33,169 lbs. of butter, and 5,851 tons of hay. There were 922 horses, 1,151 milch cows, 6,166 other cattle, 827 sheep, and 1,055 swine. Capital, Minneapolis.
Ottawa, a W. county of Quebec, Canada, separated from Ontario on the south by the Ottawa river; area, 5,706 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 37,892, of whom 21,439 were of French, 10,873 of Irish, 2,250 of English, and 2,216 of Scotch origin or descent. It is watered by the North Petite Nation, Du Lièvre, and Gati-neau rivers, and other streams. Capital, Hull.
Ottawa, a city and the capital of La Salle co., Illinois, on the Illinois river, just below the mouth of the Fox, and on the Illinois and Michigan canal, and the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific, and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroads, 82 m. S. W. of Chicago; pop. in 1870, 7,736; in 1875 estimated by local authorities at 12,000. The city is lighted with gas, and contains many handsome residences. The chief public buildings are the court house in which the supreme court for the northern division of the state is held, and the county court house and jail. The surrounding country is fertile and abounds in coal. The Fox river has here a fall of 29 ft., affording great water power. The principal manufactories are six of agricultural implements, four of carriages, and one each of starch and glass, the last two being the largest of the kind in the state. There are several grain elevators, and large quantities of wheat are shipped from this point. The entire trade of the city is estimated at $14,000,000 a year.