Counties of Kendall, Will, Grundy, and South Part of Cook

Chicago’s southwestern suburbs in the late 19th century.

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This attractive map of several northeastern Illinois counties around the greater Chicago area was published by Warner & Beers in 1876 as part of the State Atlas of Illinois. Finely engraved details show transportation routes (primarily railroads), geographic features, and various levels of settlement which include post offices, villages, schoolhouses, churches, and more.

Sections within each labeled township are numbered – usually 36 in each – and property owners are named in several instances. Locations of interest include two Native American reservations, a cheese factory near New Lenox, and the Will County Poor Farm. The image also presents inset plans of Lacon, Wilmington, Braidwood, and Morris.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1876

Author: Warner & Beers

Sheet Width (in): 28.1

Sheet Height (in): 17.3

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Moderate to heavy soiling and spotting visible in the margins and along the outer edges of the image. Paper is toned and shows some offsetting, but remains in good condition overall.

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