Hopkins' Map of Fawn, Harrison and Plum, 1876
Fawn, Harrison and Plum, 1876
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1876 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts Fawn and Harrison Townships on one side. Fawn Township was formed in 1858, including the area of Harrison Township. Fawn Township was named because its founders considered it to be an offspring of its parent municipality, Deer Township. In 1863, Harrison Township, located along the Allegheny River, was formed from Fawn Township. On the reverse side, Plum Borough, also located along the Allegheny River, is depicted. It was named for Plum Creek, which runs along the western border. Plum was founded as one of the original seven townships of Allegheny County in 1788. It was reorganized as a borough in 1956.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, green and yellow. This particular map comes from Hopkins' Atlas of the County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. This original antique map is single paged, as issued. Published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1876.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 16.5" x 13.5"
Sheet size: 17.25" x 14.25"
Condition: Minor foxing, great condition otherwise