Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project - Agricultural Census Information
Federal agricultural schedules were taken beginning in 1840. The schedules provide information like the owner's name, acres improved and unimproved, value of the farm, farming machinery, crop and livestock production, and "home manufactures." The information collected varied with the year; in general, the level of detail got greater over time. The Federal censuses of 1850 and 1880 for Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State census for 1927, are linked to this page and will be found in PDF form by municipality.