1801 Benjamin Henry Latrobe Map contains High Street in planned Town of Pleasant Garden
I have previously looked at early York County related maps in YorksPast; such as:
- 1801 Susquehanna River Map by Benjamin Henry Latrobe
- 1821 York & Adams Counties Map by D. Small & W. Wagner
- 1824 Lancaster County Map by Joshua Scott; that contained York County information
Several posts that utilized these maps include:
- Christian Rathfon Family in Pleasant Garden from 1784 to 1827
- What Happens When One Projects an 1821 Map onto a 1953 Map?
- Lancaster County Maps have York County Information
I was giving a presentation at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage yesterday and discussed finding the location of the Town of Pleasant Garden; among other things. Mark Platts noted that High Street, within the planned Town of Pleasant Garden, shows up on the 1801 Benjamin Henry Latrobe Map of the Susquehanna River. He brought out a small copy of Latrobe’s map; there it was, a street at the proper location, leading up from the river.
I was allowed to take a few photos of LancasterHistory.org’s copy of the 1801 Susquehanna River Map by Benjamin Henry Latrobe last year for the several posts. The sections of Latrobe’s map in this post are from those photos.
Labels within the section of Latrobe’s map at the beginning of this post pinpoint the enlarged sections that follow. The following enlarged section, of Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s map, shows the location of the Blue Rock on the Lancaster County side of the Susquehanna River.
The following enlarged section, of Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s map, shows the location of High Street in the planned Town of Pleasant Garden. This section is on the York County side of the Susquehanna River, in the present Long Level area of Lower Windsor Township.
The following illustration was featured last week in YorksPast, with the background of how I located the Town of Pleasant Garden. I raised the question; with the location of the Town of Pleasant Garden established, when was this town layout drawn?
If Benjamin Henry Latrobe put this road (position matching High Street on the town layout) on his map in 1801, it likely was not just on a layout; it probably existed in 1801. I still think the Town of Pleasant Garden was planned around the time the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed on April 11th 1793, authorizing a bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.Reading the Headlines: A Quick Index to All YorksPast Posts