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Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers


1752

The Fry-Jefferson map of Virginia first appeared

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1755

Revised versions of the Fry-Jefferson maps appeared

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1757

Later revisions of the Fry-Jefferson maps appeared

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1807

Bishop James Madison's maps appeared

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1815

Maps for the Virginia Board of Public Works began being published

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1818

Bishop James Madison's maps appeared

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1836

Joseph Martin produced the only gazetteer of Virginia before the state split

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1864

The Richardson's map was the first map of the new state of West Virginia

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1867

The initial railroad map of West Virginia was published by the B&O Railroad

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1873

The first West Virginia atlas appeared

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1884

The first multistate gazetteer including West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware appeared

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1899

Rand McNally produced a new map of West Virginia

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1904

Gannett's gazetteer was the first to be devoted exclusively to West Virginia place names and locations

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1911

The earliest known road map of West Virginia was produced by a state agency

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1956

Clagg and Britton produced an atlas of West Virginia emphasizing historical factors and statewide economic data

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1981

Comprehensive state gazetteers were published by the U.S. Geological Survey

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1987

Comprehensive state gazetteers were published by the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey

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