We have tried to include some actual maps on-line and also to provide information about purchasing them.
You will also want to visit our Geographical Locations page which attempts to locate the names of waterways and towns.
Each drawer is filled with card after card of different maps. They are currently being reorganized and may be put on the computer
Judith firstname.lastname@example.org For anyone interested there is a site called the David Rumsey Collection--Cartography Associates. Their web site is: http://www.davidrumsey.com/ This is a fabulous site containing thousands of maps. they added over 700 since last july. they are the most beautiful, detailed maps I've ever seen, done by cartographers of a bygone era who were truly artists in their own right. If you go there click on the link, "view collection with browser." The best way to find a map is to use their search engine--then click on speed search--then--"by state"--then type in "North Carolina" or whatever state, etc. since otherwise there are literally hundreds of tiny map icons to search through. One of the best is a map by J.H. Colton, 1863. It's a map of North Carolina with part of Virginia. (it will be on a menu after a search of "North Carolina")) These maps take a long time to download, but I can assure you, you'll not regret the wait. In the lower right hand corner of each map, there is a "tool box" for the purpose of manipulating the map. the maps first load as small unreadable maps, but by first clicking on the "Plus" sign and the arrow--simply move your cursor to the portion of the map you want to enlarge. It may take several successive downloads to enlarge the map enough times to see the detail you wish to see and/or orient oneself to a particular portion of the map. As long as the plus sign in the box is lit, (it keeps reappearing after each download is complete) one can continually enlarge the map simply by placing the cursor on the portion of the map you wish to enlarge and clicking. (you may have to play around with it to get the hang of it, it frustrated me at first). On this map, the town of Tabbs Creek and Tabbs Creek, the water course are in the southern part of Granville Co NC, They appear to be quite a bit east of what I understand to be the route of the Trading Path. I hope some of you can use these incredible maps, but I have to warn you. the collection is so fascinating, I once got "lost" there for three weeks. It's something of a "black hole" for a genealogist.
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