(Source: PBS website)
Before the Civil War, Kentucky was primarily an agricultural state, with extensive hemp and tobacco plantings. After the war, the hemp industry declined but the tobacco industry boomed.
|Number of Farms||83,689||118,422|
|Value of Farm Land||$291.5 million||$311.2 million|
|Number of Factories||3,450||5,390|
|Value of Manufactured Products||$37.9 million||$54.6 million|
Data source: University of Virginia Geospatial and Statistical Data Center. United States Historical Census Data Browser.