Following the Frontier Line, 1790 to 1890

In 1890, the Superintendent of the Census described the western part of the country as having so many pockets of settled area that a frontier line could no longer be said to exist. The advance of the frontier line that characterized shifts in population distribution for the previous 100 years was complete. This series of maps highlights population expansion into new territory, subsequent gains in population density, and increasing urbanization.


Creator US Census Bureau
Contributor US Census Bureau
Resource Type Analysis or Visualization Tool
Language English
Education Level Higher Ed
Interactivity Type Active
Interactivity Level High
Access Rights Free Access
Audience Educator

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