How Was the 1880 Census taken In Alexandria?

 

The census taker, George F. Swaine, age 35, followed this route for Ward-2:

See a map that of the Ward-2 and 3 routes

 

 

Date                Page(s)                        Side of Street             Street

1 Jun                1-4                               east                              N Pitt (Creegan’s on Page 2)

                        5-9                               west                             Royal

                        9-10                                                                 Pendleton

                        10-13                           east                              Royal

                        13-17                           west                             Farifax

                        17-19                                                               First

                        19-20                                                               Montgomery

                        20-24                           east                              Fairfax

                         [21]                                                                 St. Mary’s Academy (209 N. Fairfax)

                        24-24                           west                             Lee

                        24-25                           east                              Lee

                        25-27                           west                             Union

                        27-27                                                               The Strand

                        27-29                           north                            Oronoco

                        29-30                           south                            Oronoco

                        31-31                           north                            Princess

                        31-32                           south                            Princess

                        32-36                           north                            Queen

                        37-41                           south                            Queen

                        41-46                           north                            Union

 

                                                            The census taker followed this route for Ward-3:

 

Date                Page(s)                        Side of Street             Street

 

1 Jun                1-3                                                                   Prince

                        3-3                               ?                                  S Pitt

                        3-3                               even(128-130)             King

2 Jun                4-4                               even(132-144)             King

                        4-5                               ?                                  S St. Aspagh

                        5-5                               even(156-172)             King

                        5-6                               ?                                  Washington

                        6-7                                                                   King

                        7-8                                                                   Columbus

3 Jun                8-9                                                                   King

                        9-9                                                                   Alfred

                        10-11                                                               King

4 Jun                12-13                           odd(111-113)              King

                        13-13                           even(6-22)                   N Pitt

                        13-14                                                               Cameron

                        14-15                           odd                              N St Aspagh

                        15-16                           even                             Cameron

                        16-16                           odd                              Washington

5 Jun                17-17                           odd                              N Washington

                        17-17                           odd                              N Columbus

                        17-18                           odd                              N Alfred

                        18-19                           odd                              Cameron

7 Jun                20-20                           odd                              Cameron

                        20-21                           even                             N Pitt

                        21-22                           even                             Queen

                        23-23                           both?                            N St Aspagh

                        23-24                           odd                              N Washington

8 Jun                25-25                           even                             N Washington

                        25-25                           even                             Queen

                        25-26                           even                             N Columbus

                        27-27                           even                             Queen

                        28-28                           ?                                  N Alfred

                        29-29                           odd                              Queen

9 Jun                30-30                           odd                              Queen

                        30-31                           even                             N Pitt (Creegan’s across street)

                        31-31                                                               Princess

                        32-33                           odd                              N St Aspagh

                        33-33                           even                             Princess

                        33-34                           odd                              N Washington

10 Jun              35-35                           odd                              N Columbus

                        35-36                           odd                              Princess

                        36-38                           odd                              N Pitt

                        38-38                           odd                              N St Aspagh

11 Jun              39-39                           odd                              N St Aspagh

                        39-40                           odd                              N Washington

                        40-40                           -                                   N Columbus

                        41-41                           -                                   N Alfred

                        41-42                           -                                   Oronoco

12 Jun              43-43                           -                                   N Pitt

                        43-45                           -                                   N St Aspagh

                        45-45                           -                                   N Pitt

                        46-46                           -                                   Pendleton

14 Jun              47-48                                                               N Washington

                        49-50                           even                             N Columbus

15 Jun              51-53                           even                             N Columbus

 

After 2-3 blocks north of King St the taker recorded fewer and fewer house numbers for whatever reason.