York County, Virginia 1810 Census


This is the first surviving census for York, which has the distinction of being one of the oldest counties in the nation. Its location astride the Virginia Peninsula, with its fine harbors and close proximity to the Virginia colonial capital of Williamsburg, attracted merchants, politicians, and artisans. Although the tide of settlement had long passed by the time of the 1810 census, many of the families who had moved on westward remained with collateral descendants in York. In addition, the enumerator of the census identified those persons residing in York Town [where Cornwallis had surrendered to end the American Revolution] as well as the environs of Williamsburg.

John Vogt

2010, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, illustrations, maps, xii, 23 pp.