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Record Group Number: 001021
Series/Collection Number: .S 1374
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Title, Dates: Second census of the state of Florida, 1855.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
Restrictions: RESTRICTED:  Digitized images are first use copy (box 2).
Terms Governing Use: RESTRICTED:  Digitized images are first use copy (box 2).
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 second census was authorized in 1854 (Chap. 629, Laws) and the Secretary of State was responsible for its coordination.  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 returns from the second state census conducted in 1855.  Returns for Marion County are the only known existing state census records for 1855.
    The information recorded in the book includes the name of the head of the family, the number of white males over and under 21, the number of white females over and under 18, the number of children between 5 and 18, the number of children in schools, the number of male and female slaves, the value of the slaves, the number of male and female free persons of color, the number of acres of and value of land, and the value of buildings, furniture, and plantation livestock.  The book also includes a recapitulation for the entire county.
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Subject Access Fields: Secretary of State.
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