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Atlas of Part of Morris Co., N.J. Embracing the Town of Morristown, The Boroughs of Madison, Florham Park, Chatham and Mendham, Morris Township and Parts of Chatham, Hanover, Mendham, and Passaic Townships. Many of the Mueller maps were hand colored. These maps are invaluable for researching the history of particular buildings and neighborhoods. Page 02, Index and Contents page identifies towns and streets, and indicates the plate number in which these streets can be found. Page 03, Index Map provides a representation of the Morris County region and indicates the plate number of the locations you may wish to view.


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About County Atlases


With the industrialization of the east coast and western migration to settle America's heartland, county atlases became very popular in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century. These atlases showed property ownership, which usually included the individual's name and often the footprint of their house. To create further appeal to individuals, the publishers of these county atlases would include artistic renderings of homes, businesses, and civic buildings. Today, not only are these county atlases aesthetically pleasing, but they are an important source of information for historians and genealogists. County atlases show the development of communities in new streets, railroads, the realignment of waterways, and the trend from residential to commercial districts.

 
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