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Old 12-09-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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On an 1850 census in Tippah Co Miss. it says it was taken in the third division, is there anyway to find out what the city might be?
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Indiana
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It may not be a city at all, just a particular section of the county. I worked on the census last year, and I live in a rural area. The counties were divided into sections, there were no cities or towns.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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I was afraid of that. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Indiana
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You might try to write to the local library to see if they have any old plat maps. You might find your ancestors on one of them.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:43 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Look at the top of the page to see the name of the Post Office. Likely a community name of some type, whether it exists now or not, was used. Even if it no longer exists, it can give you a starting point to find the modern location which may be out in the middle of nowhere or it might be going by a different name.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Look at the top of the page to see the name of the Post Office. Likely a community name of some type, whether it exists now or not, was used. Even if it no longer exists, it can give you a starting point to find the modern location which may be out in the middle of nowhere or it might be going by a different name.
I don't think the 1850 Census recorded the post office - that was introduced on the 1860 Census. Of course, if the family was still living in the same place in 1860, that would work.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Rapid Ramblings in Ripley

Tippah County Development Foundation

There are two sections to the Tippah census. Division 3 appears to be mostly farmers.

District 2 seems to have professionals and tradespeople.

My guess is that District 2 is Ripley, Division 3 the rest of the county.

Someone at the Archives could probably help you find a map.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.
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