Diagram of the Surveying District South of Tennessee


Antebellum survey of Mississippi.

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This early map of Mississippi covers the progress of township surveying performed by the General Land Office in the early 1840s. Blank townships have been completely surveyed and recorded, with only a few notable exceptions along the extremities of the state requiring additional field notes or survey work.

Primary settlements, notable geographic features, and surveying districts are labeled throughout the image. Also of interest are several notes relating to land cessions by local Choctaw tribes that were forcibly removed the decade prior.

The map was created by the General Land Office under the authority of Surveyor-General Alexander Downing and published in 1843.

Example at the Library of Congress.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1843

Author: Alexander Downing

Sheet Width (in): 18.6

Sheet Height (in): 29.25

Condition: B+

Condition Description: The sheet is moderately toned from age and shows scattered spotting in the upper left and lower left. Creasing along former fold lines and minor wear along the outer edges of the page.


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