The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Mississippi (county)
MISSISSIPPI. I. A N. E. county of Arkansas, bordering on Missouri, separated on the E. from Tennessee by the Mississippi river, bounded W. by the St. Francis river and Lake St. Francis, and intersected by Little river; area, 1,080 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,633, of whom 971 were colored. The surface is low and level, and in the drier portions very fertile, and there are several lakes, the largest of which is Big lake. The chief productions in 1870 were 120,700 bushels of Indian corn, 11,196 of potatoes, and 3,587 bales of cotton. There were 695 horses, 465 mules and asses, 1,347 milch cows, 2,941 other cattle, 583 sheep, and 6,263 swine. Capital, Osceola. II. A S. E. county of Missouri, bounded N. E. and S. by the Mississippi river, which separates it from Illinois and Kentucky, and drained by James and Cypress bayous; area, 380 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,982, of whom 919 were colored. The surface is level and the soil very fertile. The St. Louis and Iron Mountain railroad passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,225 bushels of wheat, 491,990 of Indian corn, 4,593 of oats, and 57 bales of cotton. There were 853 horses, 692 mules and asses, 1,172 milch cows, 2,814 other cattle, 659 sheep, and 14,588 swine. Capital, Charleston.