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"Article I, section 2, of the U.S. Constitution requires that a decennial population census, a nationwide enumeration or count of the population, be taken every 10 years. Congress uses the census figures to apportion seats in the House of Representatives. The census also determines each state's number of votes in the electoral college, which selects the President and Vice President; and affects apportionment in state and local legislatures. Section 9 provides that 'no capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.'

The population schedules, first prepared in 1790, contain a wealth of information for historians, economists, and other researchers interested in topics such as Revolutionary War pensioners, Civil War veterans, western expansion, regional and local history, immigration, and naturalization. To ensure the privacy of individuals, Congress has provided for a 72-year restriction to access of Federal census schedules. The 1920 census was released in 1992; the 1930 census [was] opened in 2002."
Source: United States Census Bureau



Please note that while every effort is made to provide accurate transcriptions of census data on this site, our transcriptions are intended to be used as a locating guide. Always consult the original of any document before adding data to your family files.

District / CountyNARA Microfilm
Roll No.(s)
1790 Image Files
(opens to directory
includes all districts)
Georgetown District # M637-11
Liberty County, Marion District # M32-49
1810 Marion District # M252-61
1820 Marion District # M33-121
1830 Marion District # M19-172
1840 Marion District# M704-513
1850 Marion County # M432-856 (free schedule)
# M432-866 (slave schedule)
- Agricultural Schedule
1860 Marion County # M653-1223 - free schedule
# M653-1236 - slave schedule
1860 Agricultural Schedule
1869 Marion County (State census)
1870 Marion County # M593-1503
- Agricultural Schedule
1880 Marion County # T9-1234 and T9-1235
1890The 1890 was destroyed by the National Archives
1900 Marion County# T623-1535
1910 Marion County  
1920 Marion County 
1930 Marion County 
Darlington 1800 Federal Census Images
1810 Federal Census Images
1820 Federal Census Images
1830 Federal Census Images
1860 Federal Census Images
Dillon 1790 - 1900 - here on Marion County
1910 - 1930
Florence 1800 - 1880 See: Clarendon, Darlington, Marion (this page), and Williamsburg
Georgetown 1790 Federal Census Images
1800 Federal Census Images
1800 Federal Census Transcription (on Yauhannah Historical Society site)
Horry 1800 Federal Census, (Annotated)
1830 Federal Census (on Yauhannah Historical Society site)
1840 Federal Census, (Partial, ZIP file)
1880 Federal Census, Gallivant's Ferry Township (Abstracted)
1880 Federal Census, Dog Bluff Township (Abstracted)
1920 Federal Census - Simpson Township Sheets 8 & 9
Marlboro 1860 Federal Census
Williamsburg 1810 Census Index
1810 Census
1850 Census Surname Index
1850 Household Index - A-F
1850 Household Index - G-Mc
1850 Household Index - Mc-Z
Use indices to locate page number, then go here:
1850 Census directory


  • Dates Census was taken:
    1790 census taken starting on 2 August 1790
    1800 census taken starting on 4 August 1800
    1810 census taken starting on 6 August 1810
    1820 census taken starting on 7 August 1820
    1830-1900 census taken starting on 1 June of the census year.
    1910 census was taken starting on 15 April 1910
    1920 census was taken starting on 1 January 1920
    1930 census was taken starting on 1 April 1930

  • Old Marion Townships Map
  • Dillon Township Map
  • Printable Forms
    • Census Forms 1790 - 1930 ( site, in .PDF format ONLY)
    • Census Forms 1790 - 1920 (, not as complete as Ancestry's but in .GIF (browser viewable) format)
    • Family Tree Maker Forms
      A good site, with many printable forms for documenting research, but the census forms do not include the page and line number columns -- very important when you want to go have another look at that census data!
  • Marion County, South Carolina
    U.S. Census Bureau stats
  • Chart Used To Calculate The Year Of Birth From The Census
  • Deciphering Old Handwriting
  • How the " leading S"  looks in old documents.
  • Occupations found on the Census (broken link)
  • Colonial Occupations


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