The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Wyoming (county)

WYOMING. I. A W. county of New York, bounded S. E. by the Genesee river, and drained by affluents of that stream, and Tonawanda, Buffalo, and other creeks; area, 590 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 29,164; in 1875, 30,595. The surface is generally broken and hilly, and the soil fertile and well adapted to stock raising. It is intersected by the Erie railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 272,372 bushels of wheat, 193,249 of Indian corn, 514,862 of oats, 164,958 of barley, 42,314 of buckwheat, 58,834 of peas and beans, 243,624 of potatoes, 1,561,291 lbs. of butter, 709,935 of cheese, 255,661 of wool, and 105,118 tons of hay. There were 9,529 horses, 24,331 milch cows, 10,862 other cattle, 56,823 sheep, and 7,294 swine; 6 manufactories of agricultural implements, 2 of bricks, 31 of carriages and wagons, 32 of cheese, 1 of wrapping paper, 13 tanneries, 23 flour mills, 2 woollen mills, and 15 saw mills. Capital, Warsaw. II. A N. E. county of Pennsylvania, intersected by the North branch of the Susquehanna river, and drained by Tunkhannock, Mahoopeny, and other large creeks; area, 345 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 14,585. The surface is generally hilly or mountainous, Mahoopeny, Tunkhannock, Knob, and Bowman's mountains occupying a portion. The soil is fertile. Timber, coal, and iron are very abundant. It is intersected by the North Branch canal, and by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western and the Lehigh Valley railroads. The chief productions in 1870 were 71,891 bushels of wheat, 38,334 of rye, 187,213 of Indian corn, 250,048 of oats, 124,983 of buckwheat, 286,525 of potatoes, 449,532 lbs. of butter, 18,615 of wool, and 17,258 tons of hay. There were 2,987 horses, 5,814 milch cows, 4,908 other cattle, 6,857 sheep, and 3,398 swine; 13 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 4 of iron castings, 8 tanneries, 3 currying establishments, 11 flour mills, and 18 saw mills. Capital, Tunkhannock. III. A S. county of West Virginia, bordering S. W. on Virginia and drained by the branches of Sandy and Guyandotte rivers; area, about 500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,171, of whom 41 were colored. The surface is mountainous, and the greater part covered with forests of valuable timber. Great Flat Top mountain extends along the S. E. border. The soil is moderately fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 2,150 bushels of wheat, 57,899 of Indian corn, 11,073 of oats, 5,962 of Irish and 2,269 of sweet potatoes, 32,329 lbs. of butter, 5,630 of wool, and 594 tons of hay. There were 345 horses, 1,042 milch cows, 1,582 other cattle, 2,827 sheep, and 3,338 swine. Capital, Oceana.