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Agriculture in Maryland: Resources in Special Collections

A Selected List of Holdings in Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries

U.S. Census of Agriculture

Beginning in 1840, the U.S. Census began including more detailed information on agriculture. These census reports have varied widely over the years. Many of these reports are available online at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Census of Agriculture Web page.

The manuscript Agriculture Census for Maryland is available on microfilm for 1850-1880 in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library. This census lists farms by owners name and includes information on the value of the farm, acreage, farming machinery, crops and livestock production, etc. 

Other Agricultural Census reports for various years that are available in print or on microfilm in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library are listed on this page.

Navigate through the census publications: 

1840-1880          1900-1925          1930-1935          1940-1954          1964-1978          1982-present

Agriculture Census Publications 1840-1880

1840-1880

Agriculture Census Publications 1900-1925

1900-1925

Agriculture Census Publications 1930-1935

1930-1935

Agriculture Census Publications 1940-1954

1940-1954

Agriculture Census Publications 1964-1978

1964-1978

Agriculture Census Publications 1982-present

1982-present