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Jordan's Prairie, in Jefferson county, six miles north of Mount Vernon, five miles by two, has a second rate soil.

Knight's Prairie, in Hamilton county, west of McLeansboro'.

Knob Prairie, in Franklin county, north-west of Frankfort, is low and humid.

La Motte Prairie, in Crawford county, eight miles long, of a breadth which greatly varies; has a somewhat sandy, but rich soil.

La Salle Prairie, in Peoria county, adjacent to Peoria Lake; the southern section is rolling and fertile, though a little sandy; the northern being more clayish.

Lemarde Prairie, in Wayne county, seven miles north-west of Fairfield, is three miles by six in extent, baving an indifferent soil.

Little Mount Prairie, in the same county, three miles south-west of Fairfield; not very large.

There are four prairies in the state bearing the name of Long Prairie, of which —

The first is in Wabash county, thirteen miles north-west of Mount Carmel; undulating, and of but inferior quality.

The second, in Edwards county, north of Albion, is nine miles by two in extent, interspersed with many groves.

The third, in Clay county, runs into Wayne county, nine miles by three; being, properly speaking, a branch of Twelve-mile Prairie. It is level, and has but a poor soil.

The fourih, in Jefferson county, five miles west of Mount Vernon, is four miles by two in extent, having a sufficiently good soil.

Looking-glass Prairie, in St. Clair county, twenty miles long, and from six to ten miles wide; undulating, and very productive, runs into Madison county.

Lorton's Prairie, in the northern part of Greene county, has excellent soil and fine forests.

Lost Prairie, in Perry county, seven miles west of Pinckneyville, one and a half miles broad and double that length, is high, rolling, and very productive.

Loup Prairie, in St. Clair county.
Luc kons' Prairie, in the southern part of Lawrence county.

Macon County Prairie, situated north of Decatur, extends between the vorthern branch of the Sangamon river and Salt Creek, with a

breadth varying from fifteen to twenty miles; some parts of it are level and humid, others roiling and dry.

Macoupin Prairie, in Greene county, reaches into Jersey county; gently rolling, having a rich soil and stately forests near the Illinois river and the Macoupin creek.

Marshall's Prairie, in Jackson county, fourteen miles north-east of Brownsville, has a rolling and fertile surface.

Mason's Prairie, in the southern section of Richland county.

Mill's Prairie, in Edwards county, eleven miles north-east of Albion, is four miles long, about two broad; quite fertile.

Moore's Prairie, in Jefferson county, south-east of Mount Vernon, eight miles by about two. Some parts of it are flat and humid, others dry and gently undulating.

Another prairie of the same name, situated in St. Clair county, five miles east of Belleville, has a diameter of about five miles; it is nearly level, and fertile.

Mud Prairie, in Washington county, reaches into Perry county, north-east of Pinckneyville; it is level and humid.

Another prairie of the same name lies in Wayne county, north-west of Fairfield; also low and humid.

A third prairie of the same name (Mud Prairie) is situated in the south-eastern portion of St. Clair county.

Nine-mile Prairie, in Perry county, ten miles east of Pinckneyville.

North Arm Prairie, in Edgar county, six miles east of Paris, is three miles broad, running along the frontier of Indiana, until it meets the grand prairie. Its soil is good.

North Prairie, in Morgan county, twelve miles north-east of Jacksonville, is dry, undulating, and very productive.

Another prairie of the same name, in the same county, runs along * Walnut Creek, and is level.

Ogle Prairie, in St. Clair county, five miles north of Belleville, extending one and a half miles by five, is rolling and very fertile.

Ox-bow Prairie, in Putnam county, ten miles south of Hennepin, five miles by one and a half, surrounded by fine forests, and very productive.

Parker's Prairie, in the western section of Clark county, has a level, humid soil, of inferior quality.

Philo's Prairie, in Williamson county, twelve miles south of Frankfort; gently undulating, and fertile.

Plum Creek Prairie reaches from St. Clair into Randolph county, and is ten miles by three in extent. Its soil is good.

Prairie du Long, in the south of St. Clair county.

Pratt's Prairie, in Greene county, fifteen miles north-west of Carrollton. A

Rattan's Prairie, in Madison county, seven miles north-west of Edwardsville; is level, and at intervals washy.

Ridge Prairie, in Madison county, is eight miles by eight, running from near by Edwardsville to St. Clair county; gently undulating, and very productive.

Rollins' Prairie, in Franklin county, north of Frankfort, is six miles long by four broad; it is level and fertile.

Five different prairies in the State of Illinois bear the name of Round Prairie, of which

The first is in Schuyler county, four miles in diameter; dry, fertile, and surrounded by woods.

The second is in Wabash county, north-east of Mount Carmel, with a diameter of four miles : has an excellent soil.

The third is in Bond county, six miles north-west of Greenville, with a diameter of nearly two miles : is rolling, very fertile, and sur. rounded by forests.

The fourth is in Perry county, about eight miles from Pinckneyville : it has but a small circumference.

The fifth is in Sangamon county, seven miles south-east of Springfield: it is very productive.

Salt Prairie, in Calhoun county, forms a small strip, half a mile broad and six miles long: it is dry and fertile.

Sand Prairie, in Tazewell county, four miles south of Pekin, has a sandy, good soil.

Seven-mile Prairie, in White county, seven miles west of Carmi.

Shipley's Prairie, in Wayne county, five miles south-east of Fairfield.

Shoal-Creek Prairie runs from Clinton through Bond into Montgomery county, with an average breadth of eight miles, gently undulating, and containing much good land.

Six's Prairie, in Brown county, seventeen miles south-west of Rushville, is ten miles by three in extent, undulating, dry, productive, and surrounded by woods.

Six-mile Prairie, in the south-western section of Madison county, consisting of alluvial ground, is enclosed by woods.

Another prairie of the same name is situated in Perry county, nine miles south of Pinckneyville, nine miles long by six broad, with tolerably good soil.

Smooth Prairie, in Madison county, eight miles east of Alton, is three miles by two in extent, being level and somewhat humid.

South Prairie, in Morgan county, on the southern side of Walnut Creek.

Squaw Prairie, in Boone county, is level and fertile, containing about ten square miles.

String Prairie, in Greene county, commences four miles west of Carrollton, running fifteen miles east, with a breadth of from one to three miles; is level, and a good tract of land upon the whole.

Sweet's Prairie, in Scott county, three miles west of Manchester, is level and washy.

Swete's Prairie, in Madison county, four miles north-east of Edwardsville.

Three-mile Prairie, in Washington county, eight miles south of Nashville, is undulating.

Tonis Prairie, in Wayne county, six miles north-east of Fairfield, has second-rate soil.

Totten's Prairie, in Fulton county, seven miles north-west of Lewistown, is ten miles long and of varying breadth. The soil is good.

Turney's Prairie, in Wayne county, eight miles south of Fairfield, has a small circumference and a good soil.

Twelve-mile Prairie, in Effingham county, reaches into Clay county; level and humid at intervals.

Another “Twelve-mile Prairie," situated in St. Clair county, is somewhat rolling, having a good soil.

Union Prairie, in the south-eastern section of Clark county, is five miles long by three broad.

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Another prairie bearing the same name (Union Prairie), lies in Schuyler county, four miles west of Rushville.

Village Prairie, in Edwards county, two miles north of Albion, is about three miles long.

Walnut Hill Prairie reaches from Jefferson into Marion county; it is four miles by three, some parts of it being fertile, others humid and level.

Walnut Prairie, in Clark county, extends five miles by two, having a fertile, though somewhat sandy soil.

Webb's Prairie, in Franklin county, fifteen miles north-east of Frankfort, has a fertile soil.

Wood's Prairie, in Wabash county, ten miles distant from Mount Carmel, is very productive.

Having enumerated above the prairies which are known by their own proper names, we cannot leave it unmentioned, that there are many others bearing indifferent names; Illinois having in general such an abundance of prairies, that nearly two-thirds of its area consist of them.

In order to enable the reader to inform himself regarding the manner in which prairie and forest are distributed over the area of the State, we subjoin a prairie and forest map, wherein the counties are marked and designated. We repeat them here, in alphabetical order:

1. Adams.

17. Crawford.

33. Hardin.
34. Henderson.

2. Alexander.

18. Cumberland.

19. De Kalb.

3. Bond. 4. Boone.

20. De Witt..

5. Brown.

21. Du Page.
22. Edgar.

6. Bureau.

35. Henry. 36. Iroquois. 37. Jackson. 38. Jasper. 39. Jefferson. 40. Jersey. 41. Jo Daviess.

7. Calhoun,

23. Edwards.

8. Carroll.

9. Cass.

24. Effingham.
25. Fayette.
26. Franklin.

42. Johnson.

27. Fulton.

43. Kane.

28. Gallatin.

44. Kankakee.

10. Champaign.
11. Christian.
12. Clark.
13. Clay.
14. Clinton.
15. Coles.

45. Kendall.

29. Greene.
30. Grundy.
31. Hamilton.

46. Knox.
47. Lake.
48. La Salle.

16. Cook.

32. Hancock.

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