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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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