Plain Grove and Hickory, 1872, Hopkins
Plain Grove and Hickory Townships
This map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts Plain Grove and Hickory Townships, which are constituents of Lawrence County. Plain Grove was created on February 14, 1855 from the eastern portions of Washington and Scott Townships. Plain Grove is part of the original township of North Slippery Rock, which was one of the thirteen townships established at the time of the organization of Lawrence County. Hickory Township was created sometime between 1859 and 1860, the exact date being unknown. It was formed from part of Neshannock Township, which was also one of the original thirteen at the county's establishment. 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: Some foxing, great condition otherwise