Spencer county bears the name of the patriotic Captain Spier Spencer, of
Harrison county, who fell in the battle of Tippecanoe.
The south part of the county is level, the middle undulating, and the northeast hilly. The soil, for the most part, is a rich, black loam, with an under soil of yellow clay, mixed with sand. Though in places steep hills or extensive flats do not encourage agricultural improvements, the prevailing timber was Oak, Hickory, Ash, Poplar, Black gum, Walnut, Sugar beech, etc. Large crops of corn are raised on the extensive river bottoms; and, in the interior, tobacco, corn, wheat, grass, and other grain.
Rockport is the county seat a lively town on the Ohio river.
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