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CIVIL WAR ERA MAP AMHERST CO., VA

 

Overview of Amherst County Otter Creek on left, Pedlar Mills down and to the right, and Amherst CH toward the center bottom
Note that all these maps seem to be a bit incorrectly oriented in comparison to modern day maps, particularly north south relationship of Amherst to Pedlar Mills
Source: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 http://memory.loc.gov/  [Map of Nelson and Amherst counties, Va.] / Lt. C.S. Dwight (circa 1865)
Library of Congress - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html - search map name
These cropped from full image, 25 megs down to 25% at about 2.2 megs.


Otter Creek to Pedlar Mills Close up



 


Pedlar Mills to Amherst C. H. (Courthouse) Close up


Note the town of Bethel in lower right corner
 

Buffalo River Close up


 

Bear Mountain Close up


Another look at the area, focusing on north and east side of Tobacco Row Mountains regarding the 1748 (
Both sides Buffalo River near Blue Mountains)
and 1751 (
Huff's Creek East side of Tobacco Row Mountains - this creek drains into the Buffalo River ) James Shastead deeds

 
Source: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 http://memory.loc.gov/
 
[Map of Nelson Co. and part of the counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Fluvanna and Louisa, Va.].

 

Another interesting map is "A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. Drawn by Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson in 1751".
Also available at Library of Congress - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html - search map name
This map gives a lot of River and Creek names that may have changed, as well as some old towns that may be no more
This version is 25% of the original size of 29.4 megs and is about 3 megs

 

 

 

 

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