Mahoning and Union Townships, 1872, Hopkins
Mahoning and Union Townships
This map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts Mahoning and Union Townships, which are constituents of Lawrence County. Mahoning was one of the original townships of the county, and was named after the river that runs through it. Hillsville is a town in Mahoning Township. John Hill laid out the town in 1824 and called it Hillsburgh; the name has since been changed. Union Township was founded in 1859 from parts of Mahoning, Taylor and Neshannock Townships. Lawrence County has a long history leading up to its formation. When people started settling in the area of Lawrence County, it was part of Allegheny County. On March 12, 1800, two new counties were formed from part of Allegheny: Beaver and Mercer. It took several years for a new county to be approved, but Lawrence County was eventually formed from parts of Beaver and Mercer Counties in 1849 due to the rapid growth of New Castle. The county was named after Captain James Lawrence, a naval officer during the War of 1812 who did not "give up the ship."
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of pink and green. This particular map comes from Hopkins' Atlas of the County of Lawrence and the State of Pennsylvania. The map is single paged, and was published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1872.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 14.25" x 12.5"
Condition: Minor foxing, great condition otherwise