I. A S. county of Kentucky, bor-dering on Tennessee, bounded N. E. by Big Barren river, and intersected by Trammel's creek; area, 300 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 10,296, of whom 1,104 were colored. There are several caves and salt springs in the county. The surface is level and the soil moderately fertile. The productions in 1870 were 55,844 bushels of wheat, 390,883 of corn, 96,647 of oats, 747,489 lbs. of tobacco, 133,487 of butter, and 23,635 gallons of sorghum molasses. Capital, Scotts-ville.
II. A W. N. W. county of Ohio, intersected by the Auglaize and Ottawa rivers and Riley and Sugar creeks; area, 405 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 23,623. It has a fertile soil, with a surface generally level and abounding in hardwood timber. The productions in 1870 were 315,104 bushels of wheat, 21,071 of rye, 209,-269 of oats, 374,017 of corn, 92,035 lbs. of flax, 125,897 of wool, 400,482 of butter, and 21,173 tons of hay. Several railroads and the Miami canal pass through it. Capital, Lima.
III. An E. N. E. county of Indiana, on the Ohio line; area, 638 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 43,494. It is nearly level, with a fruitful soil, and well watered by the St. Joseph and St. Mary rivers, which unite at Fort Wayne and form the Mau-mee river. It is well wooded with oak, hickory, beech, maple, and other trees. The Wabash and Erie canal passes through the county, which is also intersected by numerous lines of railroad. The productions in 1870 were 432,-752 bushels of wheat, 273,344 of corn, 212,944 of oats, 100,930 of potatoes, 100,778 lbs. of wool, 543,322 of butter, and 28,377 tons of hay. Capital, Fort Wayne.
IV. A new county in S. E. Kansas; area, 504 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 7,022. The Neosho river flows through the W. portion of the county. Coal is found, and stock-raising is extensively pursued. The county has railroad communication with Junction City on the Kansas Pacific road, and also with Lawrence. The productions in 1870 were 27,734 bushels of wheat, 187,225 of corn, 115,-708 of oats, 23,333 of potatoes, and 90,588 lbs. of butter. There were 29 schools, 3 newspapers, and 12 manufacturing establishments. Capital, Iola.