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1940 US Census for Nevada County Arkansas

There were 23 enumeration districts (EDs) in Nevada County in 1940. Each of the four wards in City of Prescott was an ED, the city of Emmet an ED, and the rural townships were in either one or two EDs. Beginning April 1, 1940, an enumerator went from building to building, recording the names of each person and their relationship to the head of household.


Enumerators created almost 600 pages of schedules in Nevada County. The listing on this page has links to images for each page of the schedules, along with links to the images of the official Census maps for Nevada County and Prescott and the images of the descriptions of the ED. Each high-resolution image is about five megabytes.


The 1940 Census was put on microfilm in mid-century. In the past few years, the microfilm was digitized into JPG images. This is the first Census released on the internet. It was released Monday April 2, 2012, the earliest allowed by law, 72 years after Census Day 1940. The public domain images were downloaded from

1940Census.Archives.Gov
and on that site researchers will find a tremendous amount of information about the Census and how to use it. This is also the place to begin a search for an areas other than Nevada County. Begin with the state and city/county, then use "Maps" or "Descriptions" to determine the ED number, and finally choose "Census Schedules" for the ED. It's possible to browse images page-by-page, download one page, or download all the pages/images in an ED to a singe ZIP file.
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Courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_County,_Arkansas

Maps, Descriptions, Notes
Description 1
Description 2
Description 3
Description 4
Map Nevada 1 (North portion) (North on Left Side)
Map Nevada 2 (SouthWest portion) (North on Left Side)
Map Nevada 3 (NorthWest portion) (North on Left Side)
Map Nevada 4 (SouthEast portion)
Map Prescott
NOTES
Enumeration District 1 Alabama Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-1 Alabama township
Enumerated in 1940 by: Robert Chester May
1940 Population: 948, 1930 Population: 1125, 1930 Farms: 361
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.
Enumeration District 2 Albany Township North
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-2 Albany township
Boundaries: That part north of the township line between Townships 12 and 13, Ranges 22 and 23.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Joe W. Ghormley
1940 Population: 797, 1930 Population: 870, 1930 Farms: 174
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Index Compiled By: Barbara Woelzlein.
Enumeration District 3 Albany Township South
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-3 Albany township
Boundaries: That part south of the township line between Townships 12 and 13, Ranges 22 and 23.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Hazel Inez Haynie
1940 Population: 670, 1930 Population: 882, 1930 Farms: 204
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Index Compiled By: Barbara Woelzlein.
Enumeration District 4 Boughton Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-4 Boughton township
Boundaries: Show seperately Boughton (unincorporated).
Enumerated in 1940 by: John Harris Langley
1940 Population: 903, 1930 Population: 1046, 1930 Farms: 209
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Index Compiled By: Charlotte Woody.
Enumeration District 5 Caney Township North
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-5 Caney township
Boundaries: That part in the North 1/2 of Township 13, Range 21. Show separately Cale (unincorporated).
Enumerated in 1940 by: Edna P Weaver
1940 Population: 497, 1930 Population: 577, 1930 Farms: 87
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Index Compiled By: Paulette Weaver.
Enumeration District 6 Caney Township South
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-6 Caney township
Boundaries: That part in the South 1/2 off Township 13, Range 21. Show separately Rosston (unincorporated).
Enumerated in 1940 by: Walter S Owen
1940 Population: 893, 1930 Population: 568, 1930 Farms: 85
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Index Compiled By: Danny Stewart.
Enumeration District 7 Emmet
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-7 Emmet town.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Mrs Denver Whitten
1940 Population: 465, 1930 Population: 387, 1930 Farms: 25
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Index Compiled By: Yvonne Munn.
Enumeration District 8 Emmet Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-8 Emmet township
Boundaries: That part outside Emmet town.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Mrs Denver Whitten
1940 Population: 555, 1930 Population: 620, 1930 Farms: 120
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Index Compiled By: Julie Lofurno.
Enumeration District 9 Georgia Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-9 Georgia township.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Spurgeon Goodloe Otwell
1940 Population: 651, 1930 Population: 675, 1930 Farms: 138
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.
Enumeration District 10 Jackson Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-10 Jackson township.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Hildre J Griffith
1940 Population: 644, 1930 Population: 867, 1930 Farms: 172
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Index Compiled By: Yvonne Munn.
Enumeration District 11 Leake Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-11 Leake township
Boundaries: Show separately Glenville (unincorporated).
Enumerated in 1940 by: James Allder
1940 Population: 834, 1930 Population: 897, 1930 Farms: 140
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.
Enumeration District 12 Prescott Ward 1
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-12 Prescott city - Ward 1
Boundaries: Bounded by East Main, City limits, Mo. Pac. R.R. Show separately Cora Donnell Hospital, Nevada County Jail
Enumerated in 1940 by: Hazel Hays Williams
1940 Population: 679, 1930 Population: 702,
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Index Compiled By: Danny Stewart.
Enumeration District 13 Prescott Ward 2
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-13 Prescott city - Ward 2
Boundaries: Bounded by City limits, City limits, E. Main, Mo. Pac. R.R.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Mrs S H Cadenhead
1940 Population: 490, 1930 Population: 504,
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Index Compiled By: Julie Lofurno.
Enumeration District 14 Prescott Ward 3
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-14 Prescott city - Ward 3
Boundaries: Bounded by City Limits, Mo. Pac. R.R., W. Main, W. Main.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Marie Thomas
1940 Population: 748, 1930 Population: 656,
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Index Compiled By: Kathy Bobo.
Enumeration District 15 Prescott Ward 4
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-15 Prescott city - Ward 4
Boundaries: Bounded by City limits, W. Main, Mo. Pac. R.R., City limits, City limits. Show separately Prescott City Jail.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Jesse Thomas Davis
1940 Population: 1260, 1930 Population: 1171,
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Index Compiled By: Kathy Bobo.
Enumeration District 16 Missouri Township SouthE
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-16 Missouri township
Boundaries: That part southeast of Mo. Pac. R.R., outside Prescott city. Show separately Nevada County Poor Farm.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Alvis Earl Bomar
1940 Population: 1485, 1930 Population: 1550, 1930 Farms: 259
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.
Enumeration District 17 Missouri Township NorthW
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-17 Missouri township
Boundaries: That part northwest of Mo. Pac. R.R., outside Prescott city.
Enumerated in 1940 by: James W Barlow and James Thomas Davis
1940 Population: 1526, 1930 Population: 1231, 1930 Farms: 179
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Index Compiled By: Julie Lofurno.
Enumeration District 18 Parker Township North
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-18 Parker township
Boundaries: That part north of the township line between Townships 13 and 14, Ranges 22 and 23.
Enumerated in 1940 by: James Dozier Boswell
1940 Population: 735, 1930 Population: 764, 1930 Farms: 209
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.
Enumeration District 19 Parker Township South
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-19 Parker township
Boundaries: That part south of the township line between Townships 13 and 14, Ranges 22 and 23. Show separately Bodcaw (unincorporated).
Enumerated in 1940 by: Melba F Munn
1940 Population: 749, 1930 Population: 851, 1930 Farms: 170
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.
Enumeration District 20 Redland Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-20 Redland township.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Jonas M Plyler
1940 Population: 1129, 1930 Population: 1126, 1930 Farms: 225
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Index Compiled By: Cathy Straley.
Enumeration District 21 Taylor Township East
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-21 Taylor township
Boundaries: That part east of the section line from the northwest corner of section 3, Township 14, Range 21 to the southwest corner of section 10, Township 14, Range 21. Show separately Waterloo (unincorporated).
Enumerated in 1940 by: Arna May Weems
1940 Population: 975, 1930 Population: 1049, 1930 Farms: 175
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.
Enumeration District 22 Taylor Township West
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-22 Taylor township
Boundaries: That part west of the section line from the northwest corner of section 3, Township 14, Range 21 to the southwest corner of section 10, Township 15, Range 21. NOTE: Census said population was 1236. Indexing shows 1237.
Enumerated in 1940 by: Carl Munn
1940 Population: 1236, 1930 Population: 1139, 1930 Farms: 222
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Index Compiled By: Barbara Woelzlein.
Enumeration District 23 Union Township
Description: Arkansas Enumeration District 50-23 Union township
Boundaries: Show separately Bluff city (unincorporated), Theo (unincorporated).
Enumerated in 1940 by: Mrs Olive Harvey
1940 Population: 1000, 1930 Population: 1150, 1930 Farms: 159
Images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Index Compiled By: Jerry McKelvy.

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