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1840 Image Gallery

The 1840 census began on June 1, 1840. The Census Act of 1840, which had been signed into law on March 3, 1839, authorized the establishment of a central census office during each census.
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1840 Census Schedule

Higher resolution images are availabe for download via a ZIP archive file. To select an image, check the box next to each image labeled "Add to Download". When you are ready, click the button labeled "Download".

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: December 05, 2014