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Maps, profiles, and surveys of Erie and Hudson state roads

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These maps and profiles from the Surveyor General were produced for a report to the legislature suggesting the best route for a road never built. Field notes document surveys of a proposed route between Lake Erie and the Hudson River and include brief descriptions of the land at each survey point. Maps show sections between towns and villages. Information includes town names; waterways; roads; estate boundaries and owner’s names and inns and taverns and names of their owners.
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Quantity:
5 cu. ft. (7 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1825
Series Number:
A0855

Arrangement

Geographical.

Administrative History

An 1825 law required these maps and profiles be produced for a report to the legislature suggesting the best route for such a road. The route, apparently extending from Kingston to Dunkirk along the state's Southern Tier, was never built, although various state roads later connected some of the points along the proposed route.

Scope and Content Note

Volumes labeled 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', and 'M' and two volumes of field notes document surveys of a proposed route for a state road between Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

The maps show sections of the route between various towns and villages and provide: names of towns; waterways; roads; lot numbers; boundaries of estates and names of estate owners; and location of inns and taverns and names of their owners. Profiles are located at the top of most map pages. These are horizontal lines showing: inclines and declines of the land mapped on each page; angle of the slope; and height of the land above water level.

Volumes of field notes accompanying map volumes 'A' and 'M' document surveys of sections of the routes mapped out in the volumes. The field notes include brief descriptions of the land at each survey point along the route.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1885, Field notes of surveys for state roads, contains related records.

Other finding aids

Volumes B, C, D, and M have lists of routes identifying the page on which the map for each route begins.

Maps of roads are indexed in David E.E. Mix, "Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Offices of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor, and Comptroller, and the New York State Library" (Albany, 1859).

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