Sun 20 Apr 2008
Found in: The history of Cumberland and Adams Counties. SC 974. 843.
The value of land, fences and buildings in Cumberland County was $19,776,980 in the census of 1880. The value of of farming implements and machinery according to the census was $727,411. Also, the estimated number of farm products sold for the year of 1879 was $2,509,572. The book did not have an exact number for 1876, but I can assume that the number of products sold was similar to that of 1879.
The value of orchard products in the 1880 census was $46,554 for Cumberland County. The number of manufacturing establishments was 308. Furthermore, the amount of capital invested in these businesses was $2,266,409. This means that $7334.6 was invested on average into each establishment. The total number of workers in the manufacturing businesses was 1,892. The total number of wages paid to these workers was $535,068. Thus, each worker made about $283 on average according to the 1980 census. The assessed value of real estate was $12,223,355. Value of personal property was $2,054,110.
Found in: History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. SC 974. 843.
The amount of State and County Tax assessed in 1876 was $74,293.75. Most counties were in great debt following the Civil War.
History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Reverend Conway P. Wing. Philadelphia 1879.
History of Cumberland and Adams Counties. Pennsylvania Illustrated 1886. Chicago. John Morris Company Printers.