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Historic USGS Maps of Massachusetts – Alphabetic Town Listing

Abington (3)Acton (4)Acushnet (5)Adams (5)Agawam (4)Alford (5)Amesbury (2)Amherst (8)Andover (6)Arlington (2)Ashburnham (5)Ashby (3)Ashfield (5)Ashland (8)Athol (5)Attleboro (3)Attleborough (1)Auburn (4)Avon (3)Ayer (2)Barnstable (4)Barre (6)Becket (7)Bedford (7)Belchertown (7)Bellingham (5)Belmont (2)Berkley (2)Berlin (6)Bernardston (3)Beverly (3)Billerica (3)Blackstone (4)Blandford (6)Bolton (4)Boston (9)Bourne (5)Boxboro (5)Boxborough (3)Boxford (4)Boylston (6)Bradford (3)Braintree (4)Brewster (6)Bridgewater (6)Brimfield (7)Brockton (3)Brookfield (4)Brookline (3)Buckland (5)Burlington (4)Cambridge (5)Canton (3)Carlisle (3)Carver (6)Charlemont (6)Charlestown (1)Charlton (8)Chatham (5)Chelmsford (5)Chelsea (2)Cheshire (3)Chester (6)Chesterfield (6)Chicopee (4)Chilmark (5)Clarksburg (3)Clinton (3)Cohasset (4)Colebrook (1)Colrain (4)Concord (4)Conway (7)Copake (1)Cumberland (1)Cummington (4)Dalton (7)Dana (2)Danvers (2)Dartmouth (6)Dedham (4)Deerfield (7)Dennis (2)Dighton (4)Douglas (3)Dover (8)Dracut (3)Dudley (3)Dunstable (4)Duxbury (4)East Bridgewater (2)East Brookfield (1)East Longmeadow (2)Eastham (3)Easthampton (5)Easton (5)Edgartown …

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Northeast Corner of 1893 Abington, Massachusetts USGS Topographical Map

Historic USGS Maps of Massachusetts – Alphabetic Quadrangle Listing

Abington Ashburnham Ashby Ashfield Ashley Falls Assawompset Pond Assonet Athol Attleboro Ayer Ayers Village Barnstable Barre Barre Bashbish Falls Becket Becket Belchertown Belchertown Berlin Berlin Bernardston Billerica Blackstone Blackstone Blandford Blue Hills Boston Bay Boston North Boston South Boston Bridgewater Bristol Brockton Brookfield Canaan Chatham Cheshire Chester Chesterfield Clinton Cohasset Colrain Concord Copake Cotuit Cuttyhunk Dedham Duxbury Duxbury East Brookfield East Lee East Providence Easthampton Edgartown Egremont Fall River East Fall River Fall River Falmouth Falmouth Fitchburg Fitchburg Framingham Framingham Franklin Franklin Gardner Gay Head Georgetown Gloucester Gloucester Goshen Grafton Granville Great Barrington Great Point Greenfield Greenfield Greylock Groton Hampden …

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Southeast Corner of 1917 Abington, Massachusetts USGS Topographical Map

Historic USGS Topographical Maps

The United States Geological Survey began its topographic atlas of the United States in 1882.  Massachusetts Topographical Maps Alphabetic Quadrangle Listing Alphabetic Town Listing Quadrangles U.S. Geological Survey maps are published in increments of longitude and latitude, which is measured in degrees, minutes and seconds. An individual 15 Minute Series map covers a rectangular area of 15 minutes. For example, the Concord quadrangle has a southern boundary of 43 degrees 0 minutes and a northern boundary of 43 degrees 15 minutes. This can be confusing since most other maps focus on a particular geographic feature, such as a city, state, …

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Memorial History of Boston vol 1 title page

Sources for Boston’s History

An efficient list of published and unpublished sources known to the author in 1880 on the history of Boston and it’s surrounding area which compromised Suffolk County. Includes written commentary on the sources which provides insight into the evolvement over time of the various histories.

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