Click on the map to see a low-resolution image of the
map. The image you see will be reduced in quality for easy
web access, but you can see the extent of the detail in your
A close-up view of a section of the map, the
The map was compiled from the very detailed county maps made by
H.F. Walling in the 1850s. It appears to show the location
of every house in rural Massachusetts. The map is very
accurate, as it was based on the high quality surveying done 20
years earlier by Simeon Borden.
Above: one of many village inset maps from the margins of
the large state map.