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Record Group Number: 001021
Series/Collection Number: .S 1373
Title, Dates: First census of the state of Florida, 1845.
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Biographical/Historical:     State censuses were first compiled in 1845 and every ten years after until 1945.  The state census supplemented the federal census carried out at the end of each decade and was used for the determination of legislative electoral districts.  The first census was coordinated by the Secretary of State.  The state census was abolished in 1949 (Senate Joint Resolution #46, 1949).  The federal census has therefore served as Florida's census record since 1950.
Summary:     This series contains the census returns from the first state census conducted in 1845.  The series includes enumerations of the inhabitants of Alachua, Benton, Columbia, Duval, Gadsden, Hamilton, Hillsborough, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Madison, Marion, Orange, St. Johns, Walton, Wakulla, and Washington counties.  The document also compares the federal enumeration taken in 1845.
    The enumeration lists the county, the name of the census taker, the number of white males over and under 21, the number of white females over and under 18, the number of male and female slaves, and the number of male and female "free coloreds."  The enumeration does not list the names of the inhabitants of the Florida counties.
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Subject Access Fields: Slavery Florida
African Americans History To 1863. Florida
Census records. aat
Jefferson County (Fla.)
Leon County (Fla.)
Wakulla County (Fla.)
Gadsden County (Fla.)
Saint Johns County (Fla.)
Walton County (Fla.)
Jackson County (Fla.)
Duval County (Fla.)
Orange County (Fla.)
Marion County (Fla.)
Hillsborough County (Fla.)
Madison County (Fla.)
Alachua County (Fla.)
Columbia County (Fla.)
Benton County (Fla.)
Hamilton County (Fla.)
Washington County (Fla.)
Florida Census, 1845
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