U.S. Census for Central Florida, 1840

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Title

U.S. Census for Central Florida, 1840

Alternative Title

Census, 1840

Subject

Census--United States
Population--United States

Description

The Sixth United States Census population records for Mosquito County (including present-day Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Seminole, Osceola, Orange, Lake, Polk, and Palm Beach counties) for 1840.

The Census Act of 1840 was signed into law on March 3, 1839 and later amended on February 26, 1840. This piece of legislation established a centralized census office during each enumeration. Congress designated the census questionnaire designs to the Secretary of State. However, each household received inquiries regarding "the pursuits, industry, education, and resources of the country" and included questions related to school attendance, literacy, and vocation.

Source

Original census data by the U.S. Census Office, 1840.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1840-06-01

Contributor

Gibson, Ella

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original census data by the U.S. Census Office, 1840.

Is Part Of

U.S. Census Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

59.8 KB

Medium

1 table

Language

eng

Type

Dataset

Coverage

Mosquito County, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally collected by the U.S. Census Office and published by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Rights Holder

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Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"1840 Overview." U.S. Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/overview/1840.html.
United States. Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1975. https://www.census.gov/history/pdf/histstats-colonial-1970.pdf.
United States, and Carroll D. Wright. The History and Growth of the United States Census. https://www.census.gov/history/pdf/wright-hunt.pdf.

Transcript

U.S. Census of 1840
Mosquito County*
Population
Total 73
Males 70
Females 3
*Includes present-day Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Seminole, Osceola, Orange, Lake, Polk, and Palm Beach counties.

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