County-by-county popular vote for the 1860 presidential election

Posted on November 23, 2008 by


Call it an obsession with maps…

I found this image of the county-by-county popular vote for the 1860 presidential election. Regretfully, I haven’t located a larger and higher quality image. Clearly a more united North than a “Solid South.”

Also, I’ve been looking into some other voting stats for the individual states (1850s & 1860s) as well as the referendum numbers on secession. Speaking of referendum, it’s quite interesting that there may have been only three Southern states to even put the secession decision in the hands of the citizens (Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia). There also appears to have been something interesting about Georgia and a referendum that may have been tossed-out because the results were not favorable for secession.