Series Accession number: 2003.026 - A. F. Church & Co. maps

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A. F. Church & Co. maps

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Accession number: 2003.026

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1"= 500 rods

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  • 1865 (Creation)

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2 maps

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Series forms part of the Eastern Shore Archives map collection and consists of copies of topographical maps of Halifax County published by A. F. (Ambrose Finson) Church & Co. of Granville St., Halifax in 1865. The maps were produced from actual surveys drawn and engraved under the direction of H. F. Walling and bear certification indicating that they were entered according to law on the twenty-fourth day of March, 1864 by Ambrose F. Church, although they were not published until the following year. They also include plans of townships and directories for businesses in Halifax and various other localities, which identify prominent citizens and tradesmen. In addition, they include names of heads of households, statistics for vessels, population, education, religion, and acres of improved land as well as information on locations of ports of entry, post offices, telegraph stations and way offices.

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