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Starke County

African American rural settlements documented: 0

Starke County was established in 1835.  The number of blacks listed in the federal census from 1840 through 1870 was minuscule. The only black person listed on the census during this time period was included in the 1860 census.  

Bibliography

U.S. Census, 1840: Population Schedules of the Sixth Census of the United States. Accessed July 1, 2014.

U.S. Census, 1850: Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States. Accessed July 1, 2014.

U.S. Census, 1860: Population Schedules of the Eighth Census of the United States. Accessed July 1, 2014.

U.S. Census, 1870: Population Schedules of the Ninth Census of the United States. Accessed July 1, 2014.

By Andrea Sowle, July 2, 2014