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From: John Phillips <>
Subject: Re: [NYC] Census Ward Descriptions 1850 Federal vs 1855 NYC
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 18:18:39 +0100 (BST)
Does the sanme info exist for 1800 and 1810 censuses?
Charles Sullivan <> wrote:On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 08:43:25 -0400
Bob BJORKMAN wrote:
> Read with interest the discussions on the NYC Ward descriptions for the
> 1855 NYC census.
> Are these these Ward boundaries the same for the 1850 Federal Census? If
> not, is there a web page which gives the 1850 Federal Ward boundary
> Bob Bjorkman
> Carlisle, PA
There were several ward changes between 1850 and 1853, however the
wards below 14th Street remained unchanged. Of course the EDs change
with every census.
For one thing, there appear to have been only wards 1 through 19 in 1850
according to the microfilm catalogs, however there are wards 1 through 22
in 1855 and later censuses. (All Manhattan wards remained unchanged after
I've yet to find authoritative confirmation of the 1850 census ward
boundaries above 14th street, but here's what I _think_ they were:
16th Ward: Hudson River - 14th St - Sixth Ave - 40th St - Hudson River
18th Ward: East River - 14th St - Sixth Ave - 40th St - East River
19th Ward: Everything between 40th St and 86th St.
12th Ward: Everything above 86th St.
In other words, in 1850:
16th Ward included what later became 16th Ward and 20th Ward
18th Ward included what later became 18th Ward and 21st Ward
19th Ward included what later became 19th Ward and 22nd Ward
(I'd like to hear from anyone who knows differently.)
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