This dataset includes information about Philadelphia from the City Directory of 1791, the US Census for 1790, and a 60% sample of the 1789 city tax list. We used the data to create numerous maps of Philadelphia; see a sample of maps and further explanation at http://www.mappinghistoricphiladelphia.org/
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Clement Biddle, The Philadelphia Directory (Philadelphia, 1791).
U.S. Bureau of the Census, Heads of Families of the U.S. taken in the year 1790. Pennsylvania (Washington, DC, 1908)
The 1789 Provincial Tax List is in the Philadelphia City Archives.
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Smith, Billy G. and Sivitz, Paul, "Mapping Historic Philadelhia 1791 Directory & 1790 US Census," 01/01/09 - 01/01/19. 45. Philadelphia, PA: McNeil Center for Early American Studies [distributor], 2020. https://repository.upenn.edu
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Date Posted: 13 May 2021