Scott Township, 1872, Hopkins
This map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts Scott Township, which is a part of Lawrence County. The township was created in 1854 when North Slippery Rock Township was divided. The northern portion was renamed Washington Township and the southern portion became Scott Township. Robert McCaslin was one of the earliest settlers in the area, arriving in 1800. The township became a hub for many mills and factories. An insert of Harlansburg is also included on the map. The town was founded circa 1797 when Jonathan Harlan settled 400 acres of land in Scott Township. 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 orange, pink, yellow 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 12.25"
Condition: Some foxing, great condition otherwise