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Regional Maps of
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1784   Vermont as part of New York. This excerpt from the Sawyer map shows the area from Ryegate to the Canadian border. This map shows the extent of township grants just after the American Revolution. Compare this map with the 1761 version (right). 1761  An earlier version of same map when this is part of New Hampshire shows no townships, and a badly misplaced Connecticut River. Vermont was a foreboding wilderness - and dangerous - in the mid 1700s. Note the entry "This way Captives have been carried... to Canada". This route appears to follow the Clyde and Nulhegan Rivers through Derby, Morgan, Brighton and Bloomfield.
 

Old maps have lots of interesting placenames, such as "Ticklenaked Pond", shown here on the 1796 Whitelaw map. It's a famous pond now because of its unusual name.  Our predecessors must have been just as amused as we are.
 

Among them was the author of this map, Vermont's Surveyor-General James Whitelaw, whose house is located just south of the pond.


Revised: 01/13/10
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