The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Dakota (county)
DAKOTA. I. A S. E. county of Minnesota, bounded N. by the Mississippi, N. W. by St. Peter's or Minnesota river, and S. E. by the Cannon; area, 550 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 16,312. The surface is nearly level and the soil fertile. The Milwaukee and St. Paul, the St. Paul and Sioux City, and the Hastings and Dakota railroads traverse it. The chief productions in 1870 were 1,435,874 bushels of wheat, 210,286 of Indian corn, 634,806 of oats, 33,877 of barley, 93,387 of potatoes, 22,744 tons of hay, and 457,400 lbs. of butter. There were 5,480 horses, 4,806 milch cows, 5,525 other cattle, 3,065 sheep, and 6,233 swine; 5 flour mills, 3 saw mills, 4 manufactories of furniture, 5 of carriages, 2 of saddlery and harness, 2 of brick, 2 of lime, 4 breweries, and 1 iron foundery. Capital, Hastings. II. A N. E. county of Nebraska, separated from Dakota territory on the N. E. and Iowa on the E. by the Missouri river; area, 400 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 2,040. The surface consists of rolling prairies, bottom lands, and groves of timber. The soil is fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 56,510 bushels of wheat, 66,255 of Indian corn, 25,835 of oats, 27,450 of potatoes, 11,635 tons of hay, and 69,950 lbs. of butter. The total value of live stock was $206,393. Capital, Dakota.