Quadrennial Enumerations

Quadrennial Enumerations consist of a census of males over twenty-one years of age residing in a county.

They show address, race, occupation, and whether a freeholder of land.

Enumerations were used to determine voting districts, and were taken every four years from 1803 to 1911.

Prior to 1863 enumerations recorded only white males.

Where a span of dates is indicated, the records exist for every fourth year.

Not all townships are represented for every county listed.

Enumerations held by Special Collections and Archives:

  • Auglaize County, 1851-1907
  • Darke County, 1887
  • Mercer County, 1837-1907
  • Miami County, 1827, 1835
  • Shelby County, 1819-1875

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