The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Oregon (county)
OREGON, a S. county of Missouri, bordering on Arkansas, drained by Eleven Points and Spring rivers, tributaries of the Big Black; area, about 1,650 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,287, of whom 4 were colored. It has an undulating surface and a fertile soil. The chief productions in 1870 were 15,363 bushels of wheat, 127,001 of Indian corn, 16,114 of oats, and 35,376 lbs. of butter. There were 960 horses, 747 milch cows, 2,319 other cattle, 3,153 sheep, and 8,951 swine. Capital, Alton.