Dear Mr. Mergendoller,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1820 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29). For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
We did not locate any enumeration district maps for the 1820 Census. NARA’s collection of enumeration district maps does not begin until 1880, and the publication Twenty Censuses: Population and Housing Questions from the US Census Bureau indicates that census takers were not provided maps prior to 1880. Also, the schedules often only listed the name of the county, parish, township, town or city where the family resided, as well as the name of the head of the household. It typically does not include street names or house numbers.
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The 1820 census schedules are now available in digital form and may be viewed online via Ancestry at 1820 United States Federal Census. There may be a fee for using this service. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available with a free membership on FamilySearch at United States Census, 1820.
For general information about the 1820 Census, please refer to the following web pages from the National Archives and the U.S. Census Bureau:
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
House numbers on the 1820 census? Can you point to an example of this? Households were enumerated in the order in which the assistant marshal visited households in his district.