Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
@ Boston Public Library
Scott, Walter, surveyor Cox, W. J., surveyor Scott, James D S. Lewis & J.S. Hawley Civil Engineers
DescriptionExhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.Shows householders' names in rural areas, real-property tracts in mining townships, coal mining (anthracite) lands, and colliery locations; also shows lot lines, buildings, and owners' names in the borough insets.Oriented with north to the upper right.Relief shown by hachures.Hand col. to distinguish townships and boroughs."Entered according to Act of Congress in the year [words not printed] Scott in ... and for the Eastern District [of] Pennsylvania."Includes borough business directories and ill of collieries/industries/hotels.Borough insets: Ashland -- Borough of St. Clair -- Port Carbon -- Orwigsburg -- Minersville -- Cressona -- Pottsville / surveyed by S. Lewis C.E. -- Pinegrove -- Tremont -- Mahanoy City.BPL copy assembled, sectioned to 4 sheets and mounted on cloth.from actual surveys by Walter Scott & W.J. Cox, surveyors ; coal lands drawn from the latest records and actual surveys by S. Lewis & J.S. Hawley Civil Engineers, Pottsville.America Transformed: The economy of Schuylkill County, located in northeastern Pennsylvania, focused on anthracite coal mining during the 19th century. This county map documents how that activity dominated the landscape. Of the 37 marginal vignettes, 20 illustrate collieries – coal mines and connected buildings. An additional ten depict local iron manufacturers, fueled by the region’s coal. Also evident is the network of railroads and canals that shipped these resources to New York City and Philadelphia. The map identifies landowners’ names including many coal...
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