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Historical Context

Map 1




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Locating the Site

Map 2: Waterford and surrounding farms, 1853.[Map 2] with link to larger version of Map 2.
(The Waterford Foundation)

This map was adapted from the 1853 Yardley Taylor map of Loudoun County. All properties are shown as little squares, but the only properties named are those whose owners paid a subscription fee.

Questions for Map 2

1. Why would mapmaker Yardley Taylor ask for a subscription fee for farmers who wished to be included on his map?

2. Why might a farmer want his farm included on the map? Why might a farmer not want his farm listed on the map?

3. Notice the number of roads into, and out of, the village. Why would this be important to farmers as well as the miller?

* The map on this screen have 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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