The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Osceola (counties)
OSCEOLA. I. A N. W. central county of the S. peninsula of Michigan, drained by Muskegon river and branches of the Manistee; area, 576 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 2,093. The surface is level, and along the streams swampy; the soil is fertile. It is traversed by the Flint and Père Marquette and the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 4,763 bushels of wheat, 1,127 of rye, 6,087 of Indian corn, 9,532 of oats, 653 of barley, 37,467 of potatoes, 16,490 lbs. of butter, and 2,532 tons of hay. The value of live stock was $65,767. Capital, Hersey. II. A N. W. county of Iowa, bordering on Minnesota, and watered by Rock river, a tributary of the Big Sioux, and by the Little Sioux; area, 432 sq. m.; returned as having no population in 1870. The surface consists of undulating and fertile prairies. It is traversed by the Sioux City and St. Paul railroad.