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Part I. Alabama to Louisiana


File: CEN_A_L.TXT
Revised: Aug. 05, 1996
Original: Sep. 09, 1993
By: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
Internet: prsjr@aol.com

Part I. Alabama to Louisiana

The following is the list of the 50 States with some important Census
information, such as creation of Territory, Statehood, first
available Census, and a list of what Census are missing.         

           SOME IMPORTANT U.S. CENSUS DATA

                Became Became First       Pertinent
State           Terr.  State  Census    Census Comments
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Alabama         1817   1819   1830   Before creation of the
                                     State of MS. in 1817
                                     AL. formed the E. half
                                     of the MS Terr. It has
                                     been part of GA. until
                                     1802. That part of the
                                     state S. of the 31st
                                     parallel was in Spanish
                                     W. FL. until 1812.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Alaska          1912   1959   1880   Those Census before
                                     Territorial status were
                                     taken while AK. was still
                                     a District.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Arizona         1863   1912   1870   AZ. was in NM Terr. from
                                     1850-63. A portion in the
                                     S. was added by the Gadsden
                                     Purchase in 1852 while still
                                     in NM. Territory. Some Census
                                     can be found for the 1850-60
                                     In NM. Territory. 
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Arkansas        1819   1836   1830   AR. was in the LA. Purchase
                                     of 1803, and was part of the
                                     MO. Terr. 1812-19 when MO.
                                     first applied for Statehood
                                     The AR. Terr. included the
                                     Indian lands of OK. The 
                                     Indian Lands of OK. and
                                     Little River Co., 1860 Census
                                     are missing.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
California             1850   1850   CA. was controlled by Spain
                                     before 1822. From 1822-48 it
                                     was owned by Mexico.
                                     San Francisco, Co., Santa
                                     Clara Co., & Contra Costra Co.
                                     1850 Census are missing.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Colorado        1861   1876   1870   The area of present-day CO.
                                     included about 50 million
                                     acres previously assigned
                                     to UT. and KS. about 10
                                     million to NM. Terr. The
                                     Terr. of Jefferson was voted
                                     by the residents in 1859,
                                     but was never recognized
                                     by U.S. Congress.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Connecticut            1788   1790   One of the original 13
                                     states. 5th to ratify
                                     the Constitution.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Delaware               1787   1800   One of the original 13
                                     states. 5th to ratify
                                     the Constitution.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
District of     1790   1800   1820   Land area was taken from
Columbia                             both VA. & MD. to form
                                     the District.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Florida         1822   1845   1830   FL. which early included
                                     parts of MS. & AL. had at
                                     various times belonged to
                                     Spain, Great Britain, was
                                     ceded to U.S. by Spain in
                                     1819. Hernando Co., 1860
                                     Census is missing.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Georgia                1788   1820   One of the original 13
                                     states. 4th to ratify
                                     the Constitution. 1790
                                     census as reconstructed;
                                     1800 Census missing, except
                                     Oglethorpe Co.; 1810 Census
                                     All missing; 1820 Census 
                                     missing Franklin, Rabun and
                                     Twiggs Counties.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Hawaii          1900   1959          Ruled by Native monarchs
                                     until 1893, was then a republic
                                     until 1858, then ceded itself
                                     to U.S.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Idaho           1863   1890   1870   Originally a part of the
                                     OR. Terr. 1848-53; Wash. 
                                     Terr. 1853-63; became ID.
                                     Terr. in 1863 including 
                                     small parts of Mont. &
                                     Wyo. W. of the divide.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Illinois        1809   1818   1820   IL. was part of NW. Terr.
                                     (1787), became part of IN.
                                     Terr. 1800; thus remained
                                     until 1809; original IL.
                                     Terr. included area of 
                                     present-day Wisc. and E.
                                     part. of Minn. 1810 Census
                                     All missing except Randolph Co.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Indiana         1800   1816   1820   IN. became part of NW Terr.
                                     1787; The IN. Terr. was set
                                     up in 1800, including Wisc.
                                     W. Mich., E. Minn. with E.
                                     Mich. being added in 1803. 
                                     1820 Census missing Daviess
                                     & Dearborn Counties; 1830
                                     Census missing Wabash Co.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Iowa            1838   1846   1840   IA. was part of the LA.
                                     Purchase 1803; Was in MO.
                                     Terr. 1812-21; Un-organized
                                     Terr. 1821-34; Mich. Terr.
                                     1834-36; Wisc. Terr. 1836-38.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Kansas          1854   1861   1860   KS. was part of the LA.
                                     Purchase 1803; Was in MO.
                                     Terr. 1812-21; Un-Organized
                                     Terr. 1821-54 (Indian) 1870
                                     Census for Arapahoe Co., 
                                     missing.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Kentucky               1792   1810   Early KY. area was considered
                                     part of Augusta Co., VA.; Later
                                     1584 part of VA. Co.; Pre-
                                     settlement KY. called Fincastle
                                     Co. VA.; During time of early
                                     settlement it was called Kentucky
                                     Co., VA. (c1775-76) In 1776 it
                                     was divided into 3 Counties - 
                                     Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln
                                     Counties; It was further divided
                                     into 9 counties in 1790. Was also
                                     included in the "Transylvania"
                                     Purchase. No Census for 1790 &
                                     1800, Tax list have been substituted.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Louisiana       1805   1812   1810   LA. was part of the LA. Purchase
                                     1803. S. part of purchase lands
                                     became Orleans Terr. in 1804; LA.
                                     was the major portion of the Terr.
                                     1810 Census missing St. Landry &
                                     W. Baton Rouge Pars.; Eilenville 
                                     Parish is missing from the 1860 Census.

End of Part I. Alabama to Louisiana

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Text - Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
Created: Dec. 01, 1996; Revised: Jun 10, 2000