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Map Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania

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  • Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania


  • Kennedy, T. J.
  • Painter, Samuel Marshall, 1809-1884.
  • Bowen, John S.
  • Barnes, Rufus L.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : R.L. Barnes, 1856.


  • -  Chester County (Pa.)--Maps
  • -  West Chester (Pa.)--Maps
  • -  Landowners--Pennsylvania--West Chester--Maps
  • -  Real property--Pennsylvania--West Chester--Maps
  • -  United States--Pennsylvania--Chester County
  • -  United States--Pennsylvania--West Chester


  • Maps


  • -  General-content county map showing schools, meetinghouses, smithies, inns, post-offices, etc.; does not show landowners'/householders' names.
  • -  Hand col. to emphasize township/borough boundaries and territories.
  • -  Relief shown by hachures.
  • -  Prime meridian: Washington D.C.
  • -  Former wall map sectioned to 4 quarters.
  • -  "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1847 by S.M. Painter & J.S. Bowen in the ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Copyright transferred to T.J. Kennedy in the year 1856."
  • -  LC copy imperfect: Shellacked, use-worn, missing small internal sections along cut-lines, annotated in blue/lead pencils on cloth backing, foxed on cloth backing.
  • -  LC Land ownership maps, 724
  • -  Includes statistical table, key to abbreviations, col. ill., and embellished map border. Also includes inset of "Borough of West Chester" showing real-property tracts with owners' names in the outer parts of the borough.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • 1 map on 4 sheets : hand col., cloth backing ; 95 x 112 cm., sheets 53 x 63 cm. and 54 x 63 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3823.C5 1856 .K4


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2012590186

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Kennedy, T. J, Samuel Marshall Painter, John S Bowen, and Rufus L Barnes. Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: R.L. Barnes, 1856. Map.

APA citation style:

Kennedy, T. J., Painter, S. M., Bowen, J. S. & Barnes, R. L. (1856) Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: R.L. Barnes. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Kennedy, T. J, et al. Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: R.L. Barnes, 1856. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.