Rural Records of Mid-Southern United States

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Welcome to Rural Records of the Mid-Southern States


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In 1850, farms in the U.S. that produced $100 or more in Agricultural income were included on a special census schedule. Learn more about these Non-Population Schedules from the U.S. Census below.

Did You Know?

  • According the 1900 U.S. census, there were 223,220 farms in Alabama

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Research Tools


1850 Agricultural Census Extraction Form
1860 Agricultural Census Extraction Form
1870 Agricultural Census Extraction Form
1880 Agricultural Census Extraction Form



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  1. Lowe, J. Mark. "Strategies for Southern Research." 2009.