The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Colorado (county)

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COLORADO, a S. E. county of Texas, comprising one of the best cotton-growing portions of the state; area, 905 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,326, of whom 3,701 were colored. It has an abundant supply of timber, about one half the area being bottom land heavily wooded, or upland covered with post oak, live oak, &c. The soil is fertile and well watered by the Colorado and other streams. The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado railroad terminates at the county seat. The chief productions in 1870 were 130,423 bushels of Indian corn, 14,442 of sweet potatoes, and 2,796 bales of cotton. There were 2,751 horses, 4,370 milch cows, 26,125 other cattle, 2,987 sheep, and 6,280 swine. Capital, Columbus.