in Central NY
(from Township Atlas of US)
Several researchers, like myself, have never been in Central NY. Without having seen the area you are researching, it is sometime difficult to visualize distances between towns. This becomes especially difficult when the person you are researching moved several times.
For example, my Seymour Taft was in Triangle, Broome Co. for the 1850 census. For the 1860, he was in Greene, Chenango Co. NY. By 1870, he was in Willett, Cortland Co. NY. In reality, he might have only moved a few miles. As you can see in the map below, those 3 counties are connected to one another.
I created the following map from pages in the Township Atlas of the United States to sort things out. I realized that other researchers might have the same problem and decided to post it to the net. The file is almost 450K and will take some time to load.
I will be improving the map in the future to clean up some of the dark splotches caused by the book binding, and also adding Herkimer County.
Township Atlas of the United States,
Manipulated into 1 picture by Vicki Hall Titus
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