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Freestone, an E. central county of Texas, bounded E. by Trinity river and intersected by Pecan creek; area, 900 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,139, of whom 3,3(58 were colored. It is heavily timbered. The soil is fertile and well watered. Mineral springs exist. The chief productions in 1870 were 197,431 bushels of Indian corn, 26,015 of sweet potatoes, and 6,465 bales of cotton. There were 3,640 horses, 4,931 milch cows, 14,539 other cattle, and 18,-439 swine. Capital, Fairfield.