Claiborn (spr. Kläborn), 1) Grafschaft im Staate Mississippi (Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-amerika), 331/2 QM.; im W. durch den Mississippistrom von Louisiana getrennt, im NW. durch den Big-Black-River begrenzt, vom Bayou Pierre durchflossen; Boden hügelig u. an den Flüssen fruchtbar; Producte: Baumwolle u. Mais; benannt nach dem General Claiborne, welcher während des Krieges gegen die Engländer 1812 das Südwestcommando hatte; 15,000 Ew., wovon über 11,000 Sklaven; Hauptort: Port Gibson. 2) Grafschaft im Staate Tennessee, an Virginia grenzend, 16 QM.; Flüsse: Clinch-River (Grenzfluß gegen SO.), Powell's-River; Boden ziemlich gebirgig, theilweis fruchtbar; Producte: Mais, Hafer; Schafzucht; Eisen, Zink, Blei; 10,000 Ew., wovon gegen 700 Sklaven; Hauptort: Tazewell. 3) Kirchspiel (Parish) im Staate Louisiana, an Arkansas grenzend; Flüsse: Dauchite- od. Dorchette-River (Grenzfluß gegen W.) u. Arme des Bayou d'Arbonne; Boden hügelig u. ziemlich fruchtbar; Producte: Baumwolle u. Mais; 8000 Ew., worunter 2500 Sklaven; Hauptort: Homer. 4) Hauptort der Grafschaft Monroe im Staate Alabama, am Alabama-River.

Pierer's Lexicon. 1857–1865.

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