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Locating the Site

Map 2: King of Prussia Area, 1871 Atlas.[Map 2] with link to larger version of map.
(G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, PA, Atlas of the County of Montgomery and the State of Pennsylvania, from Actual Surveys and Official Records, 1871)

Map 2 shows the area around the King of Prussia Inn circa 1871. The road running horizontally across the upper half of the page is Route 202 and the road traveling diagonally from the bottom right portion of the map to the top left is Gulph Road. The inn is at the crossing of these two streets.

Questions for Map 2

1. Railroads frequently brought new people and goods into a town. With this in mind, how might the proximity of the railroad to the King of Prussia Inn have affected the inn's business?

2. The King of Prussia Inn is not noted on the map. What other industries are noted?

3. Today, the town of King of Prussia in Pennsylvania is rather large. At the time this map was drawn, however, the town is virtually nonexistent. Yet, there is some evidence on the map that a town center was beginning to form. Study the area surrounding the intersections of Gulph and Route 202. What indications are there demonstrating the beginnings of a “town center” and growing village?

* The map on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Map 2 , but be aware that the file may take as much as 45 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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