Pulaski Township, 1872, Hopkins
This map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts Pulaski Township, which is part of Lawrence County. The township was one of the first in the county, having been established around 1805 from part of Mahoning County. Pulaski Township includes the villages of New Bedford and Pulaski, as well as a small settlement named Freedom. The state took possession of some lands in this county that belonged to John Nicholson, and commissioners were appointed to sell the plots. Dr. Nathaniel Bedford bought some of the land, and the town of 'New Bedford' was established in the center of the area. One of the earliest settlers in Pulaski Village was Daniel Ault. 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, yellow, orange 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: 14.75" x 12.75"
Condition: Minor foxing, excellent condition otherwise