Sunday, August 19, 2007

Kentucky pre and post Civil War

(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.

1860 1870

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.

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