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1860 Census Number:   31,443,321

1860 Census Data

  • Name of each person in household
  • Personal Description
    - Age
    - Sex
    - Color
    - Birthplace
    - Married within previous year
    - Deaf, dumb, blind or insane
    - Occupation
  • Education
    - Attended school in previous year
    - Ability to read and write in English
  • Home Data
    - Value of Real Estate
  • Value of Personal Estate
  • Location
    - City/Village/Town/Borough
    - County

1860 Census Day:  June 1, 1860

1860 Census duration:  5 months

1860 Census Geography

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  • 33 States  - New States in 1860 Census:  Minnesota and Oregon
  • Territories – Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Utah, Washington, Indian & Unorganized Dakota

1860 Facts

  • President during census:  James Buchanan
  • 1860 census reflects the American population just prior to the civil war
  • Pony Express leaves Sacramento, CA for St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1860
  • Abraham Lincoln elected 16th president, Nov 6, 1860
  • Confederate forces begin bombarding Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861

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