Thursday, July 12, 2012

Those Places Thursday - Tennessee Migration

The following map comes from the excellent David Rumsey Map Collection, and shows the density of interstate migration from Tennessee in 1890. This was produced in 1898. The attributed author is Henry Gannett, United States Census Office.
Image source: David Rumsey Map Collection
This is helps show the diffusion of Tennessee residents to other states during the time when my Tennessee Jones ancestors had migrated to Indiana and were beginning to travel west to Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota and California.

Note: The image source can be found at http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~32007~1151355:Interstate-migration,-density-of-th?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=q:tennessee;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=88&trs=421

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