I. A N. W. county of North Carolina, bounded S. by the Catawba river; area, 300 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 6,868, of whom 611 were colored. The staple products are wheat, corn, and oats. There are 19 churches, and 20 manufactories. Capital, Taylorsville.

II. A S. county of Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, the latter forming its S. and S. W. boundary and separating it from Missouri; area, 245 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 10.564. The face of the county is low and level, and in some parts liable to inundation, and the soil is fertile. The staple products are corn and wheat. The southern terminus of the Illinois Central railroad is at Cairo in this county. Capital, Thebes.