Filson's 1784 Map of Kentucky

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Filson's 1784 Map of Kentucky

Unread postby delaware_phoenix » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:08 pm

Can be found here at the Kentucky Secretary of State.

It's zoomable, so you can see the details. We see Fayette County, Jefferson County, and Lincoln County.

http://www.sos.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/C7A3 ... sonMap.jpg

Ther'es also a map of Kentucky Stations. Seems to be quite early. But I don't see a date on it.

http://www.sos.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/19E0 ... ations.jpg

There's also a nice old map of the original 13 colonies as of 1783 showing their land claims, all the way to the Mississippi.

http://www.sos.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/3855 ... lonies.jpg

I was reading today the book American history and its geographical conditions which discusses how the geography of the Alleghenies blocked movement as well as conditioned westward movement. It's why NY wasn't able to extend itself westward, and how the original settlers came from more southern states: Virginia and the Carolinas. It was this book that mentioned Filson's map as well as the 80-90 cabins that made up Bashville. :roll: No mention of distilling, but lots on our favorite rivers and places, mention of the expansion by following the buffalo traces and salt licks, and talk where some of these maps might come in handy. Chapter 4 is where it starts getting interesting.
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Re: Filson's 1784 Map of Kentucky

Unread postby delaware_phoenix » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:12 pm

A quick addition. On page 100, this book mentions the census of 1799:

St Louis 925
St Charles 875
Ste Genevieve 949
New Bourbon 560
Cape Girardeau 521
New Madrid 782

Also, the book Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History lists flatboats arrivals at New Orleans (pg 55).

1814: 598
1846-1847: 2,792 (2,200 originating on the Ohio river)
1856-1857: 514

The book also covers the trade to Pittsburgh, and on the Ohio River itself.
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