Monday, August 31, 2009

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. The collection provides a graphic resource upon which scholars can draw in re-discovering the minds and movements of early American explorers, revolutionary statesmen, cultural figures and politicians represented by the library's book and manuscript collections.

To see the online collection: Click Here.

Below is a map from the collection detailing possible routes for a proposed "National Road" connecting Washington, D.C. and New Orleans. The road was never built but note that one route would have taken it immediately south of Newman's Ridge.

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