Hopkins' Map of Marshall and Richland, 1876
Marshall and Richland, 1876
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving to 1876 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. On one side, Marshall Township is depicted, whose founding dates to 1863. It was an election precinct of Franklin Township before Thomas Mercer Marshall, an attorney, led the proceedings to withdraw and form a separate township. Marshall Township was named after Thomas Marshall, due to his contribution to the township's organization and formation. An insert of Hoboken, located along the Allegheny River is included. The area is now known as Blawnox, after the Blaw-Knox Company. It was incorporated in 1925 from O'Hara Township. On the reverse side, Richland Township is depicted. Around 1800, John Crawford built the first residence in what was then Pine Township. The name was later changed to Richland Township. Marshall and Richland Township are both constituents of Allegheny County, which was founded in 1788. By 1800, the county’s current borders were defined.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of yellow and pink. 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: 12.25" x 15.25"
Sheet size: 14" x 17.25"