1840 Census, Whitford Stage Swamp
1840 Census Household Locations
When I published my book on the 1840 census for Orange Parish, Orangeburgh District, South Carolina in 2006 I had hoped to include some maps in the book showing locations of some of the households in that census. I was not satisfied with the maps I was able to create at that time so they did not make it into the book.
Between dealing with daily life, experimenting with other ways to make maps, learning new software and upgrading computers, I have finally been able to create maps that I am reasonably satisfied with. The drawing below is the first of several examples I hope to present on this website before I eventually create enough of them to publish as a supplement to my 1840 census book.
When I compiled the 1840 census book I assigned a number to each household. That number should represent the order in which the enumerator visited the families. Using the numbers on a map makes the image less cluttered, helps identify the enumerator’s probable route and gives clues to the locations of households for whom I have not found land records of the correct time and location. Let me know what you think of this method of showing the data.
Click here for a PDF file of this census map:
1840 Census 59 to 69
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