Iso [in search of] the physical address associated with an 1870 census record

How do you find the physical address associated with an 1870 census record?


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    In 1870, many places in the United States did not use street addresses. The US Census did not create any record of each residence that was recorded in the 1870 Census other than the population schedules themselves, nor are there any enumeration district maps available from 1870. We did locate Enumeration District Descriptions, 1850–1950 in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) which provides written descriptions of the boundaries of each enumeration district.  For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RRSC) at

    We concur with the previous suggestion to consult with local institutions about non-federal resources such as city directories. You may also wish to consult county land ownership records. Depending on the county, these records may be with the county courthouse, a registrar’s office, a land office, or some similar local organization.  The county public library reference desk and the county clerk of the court may be a good place to start your inquiry. Local historical societies and genealogical societies may be able to provide additional assistance.

    We hope this assists you with your research! 


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