This county was named in respect to the residence of General La Fayette, in France.
About two thirds of the county is what was usually known to pioneers as "barrens,"
or oak openings, one tenth is prairie, and the balance thick timber.
The face of the county is mostly level, though in some places it is broken and gently undulating.
The soil in the openings is a sandy loam; in the openings there is a heavy mixture of clay.
The former is well adapted to wheat; the latter to wheat, corn, grass and oats; and the prairies to wheat and corn
La Grange, the county seat, is situated in the center of the county, on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad.
It is a thrifty town of about two thousand inhabitants. Further north, on the same road, is Lima, a smart town of nearly one
We have been directed, somewhat, in our observations touching the soil and surface of the several counties, by the
"Indiana State Atlas," published by Asher, Adams & Higgins, New York, thousand inhabitants.
La Grange county has made good progress.
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