United States Population Centers 1790 to 2000 (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course United States Migration Patterns  by Beverly Whitaker, CG. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

U.S. Centers of Population, 1790-2000

23 miles east of Baltimore, MD
1800 18 miles west of Baltimore, MD
1810 In VA, 40 miles northwest by west of Washington, DC
1820 16 miles east of Moorefield, WV 1830 (then in VA)
1830 18 miles west-southwest of Moorefield, WV (then in VA)
1840 16 miles south of Clarksburg, WV
1850 23 miles southeast of Parkersburg, WV
1860 20 miles south by east of Chillicothe, OH
1870 48 miles east by north of Cincinnati, OH
1880 In KY, 8 miles west by south of Cincinnati, OH
1890 20 miles east of Columbus, IN
1900 6 miles southeast of Columbus, IN
1910 In the city of Bloomington, IN
1920 8 miles south-southeast of Spencer, Owen Co., IN
1930 3 miles northeast of Linton, Greene Co., IN
1940 2 miles southeast by east of Carlisle, Sullivan Co., IN
1950 3 miles northeast of Louisville, Clay Co., IL
1960 6 1/2 miles northwest of Centralia, Clinton Co., IL
1970 5 miles east southeast of Mascoutah, St. Clair Co., IL
1980 1/4 mile west of DeSoto, Jefferson Co., MO
1990 9.7 miles northwest of Steelville, MO
2000 About 3 miles east of Edgar Springs, MO


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