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Written by Paul Marston   
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 10:42

GULF COAST RAILROAD TRACK CONSTRUCTION FROM 1826 TO 1850

Click on the name of the state to see details

STATE

1826-30

1831-35

1835-40

1841-45

1845-50

TOTALS

CENSUS

CHANGES

Alabama

2.10

41.90

32.40

16.00

40.10

132.50

132.50

Louisiana

8.00

18.50

18.00

27.00

71.50

79.50

-8.00

Mississippi

15.00

53.00

15.00

83.00

75.00

8.00

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TOTALS FOR INTERVALS

2.10

49.90

65.90

87.00

82.10

287.00

287.00

The Census data shown is for the year 1850 as reported in the 1860 Census.

See www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1860e-06.pdf (pages 230-231).

Why are there differences between the Census and our own figures?

Here is an explanation state by state:

  • Louisiana:
    1. West Feliciana Railroad (LA) - According to page 521 of volume 10 of the 1880 Census, 8 miles of this railroad was in Mississippi so that leaves only 18 miles in Louisiana.
  • Mississippi:
    1. West Feliciana Railroad (MS) - Likewise, 8 miles of this railroad have to be transfered to Mississippi.
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