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Kentucky, one of the western United States, is bounded north. by Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, from which it is separated by the Ohio River; east by Virginia; south by Tennessee; and west by the Mississippi, which separates it from Missouri. It is between 36 30' and 39 10' north latitude, and between 81 50' and 89 20' west longitude, and between 5 and 10 west longitude from west. Its greatest length is about 400 miles, and breadth 170 miles, containing 40,500 square miles, or 25,920,000 acres. The population in 1790 was 73,677; in 1800, 220,959; in 1810, 406,511; in 1820, 564,317; in 1830, 683,844; in 1840, 779,828, of which 182,253 were slaves. Of the free population, 305,323 were white males; 284,930 were white females; 3,761 were colored males; 3,556 were colored females. Employed in agriculture, 197,733; in commerce, 3,448; in manufactures and trades, 23,217; navigating the ocean, 44; canals, lakes, and rivers, 968; in mining, 331; learned professions, 2,487.

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Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843




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