Is there an 1890 U.S. Federal Census?
Is there an 1890 U.S. Federal census? If not, why not? There is for 1860, 70, 80, and then 1900, 10, 20, and 30...
Ok, thanks so I guess you were right about it being destroyed.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There was an 1890 Federal Census taken; however, it was largely destroyed in a fire in the Commerce Department building in Washington, D.C., on January 10, 1921. Some fragments did escape: Perryville beat no. 11, Alabama; Q, R, S, 13th, 14th, 15th, Corcoran, Riggs, and Johnson streets in the District of Columbia; and roll 3, including:
Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia
Mound Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois
Rockford, Wright Co., Minnesota
Jersey City, Hudson Co., New Jersey
Eastchester, Westchester Co., New York
Brookhaven Twp., Suffolk Co., New York
Twp. No. 2, Cleveland Co., North Carolina
South Point Twp. and River Bend Twp., Gaston Co., North Carolina
Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Wayne Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio
Jefferson Twp., Union Co., South Dakota
Justice Pct. No. 6, Mountain Peak, and Ovilla Pct., Ellis Co., Texas
Pct. No. 5, Hood Co., Texas
Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Texas
Pct. No. 6 and Justice Pct. No. 7, Rusk Co., Texas
Trinity Town and Pct. No. 2, Trinity Co., TX
- MitchellLv 41 decade ago
No and yes most were destroyed in Fire but there are some states that were left partially intact Alabama, Illinois, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio , South Dakota, Texas Now there are subsitutes for this 1890 federal census, such as State Census, Voter Registration Lists, Tax Lists, City Directories, but thats the reason for it fire and yes I know its frustrating esp since its a 10 year gap in time alot can occur in ten years, but try these other sources they are a blessing.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Mitchell explained what happened to the 1890. Along with the other types of resources he'd mentioned some or most States also had State Censuses, in "off" years. One of my favorites is the MI 1894. (Just in time to pick up some grandchildren of Civil War vets, and daughters born after 1880 who may otherwise be married and gone by 1900.)
- 1 decade ago
Yes, there is. There has been a census every 10 years (as in the Bible) since 1790.
Have you tried the Feds census website?Source(s): life
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
By 1890, everyone had left the US and gone to Europe for vacation.
That is when the phrase "Will the last person out of Cleveland please turn out the lights" became popular.