Looking for some direction to click? Try starting in Virginia and work your way along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts to Texas. Southern migrants (or, in many cases, slaves) rarely ended up back in the upper south.
Made by Ben Schmidt using D3
Data from IPUMS, historical county files from ICPSR and IPUMS.
If it wasn't a state in 1880, you can't click on it.
This is just a rough stab to see patterns of migrations: I make no guarantees the absolute numbers are right.