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Town of Ellington
Surveyor:Surveyed by Ormando Willis Gray , American, born 1829
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Lithography; black printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 17 1/2 x 27 7/8in. (44.5 x 70.8cm) Sheet (height x width): 18 1/4 x 28 3/8in. (46.4 x 72.1cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Ellington was and still is a largely rural town in Tolland County, Connecticut. Windermere, which appears in a separate inset on this 1874 map, was a mill village on the Hockanum River within Ellington township. The Windermere Woolen Manufacturing Company made fancy cassimeres. Additional insets show Somers Street and Somersville, communities that were never part of Ellington but which lie within the town of Somers, the next town to the north. Somers Street is an old name for the Somers town center; Somersville a mill village centered on Holmes, Reynolds & Co.'s satinet mill on the Scantic River. This map was part of an atlas of Windham and Tolland Counties printed and published in Hartford in 1869.
Description: Sheet of maps of Ellington, Connecticut, the main one depicting the entire town, from the town lines of Somers and Stafford to the north, the Willimantic River to the east, Tolland and Vernon to the south, and East Windsor to the west. The town is divided into nine numbered sections, with local roads running through each of them. Buildings are depicted with black squares and are labeled with the property owner's name. Above this map on the left is an inset map of Windermere, along the Hockanum River in the southern part of Ellington, and the mills and companies situated nearby. To the right is an inset map of Somers Street, lined with black rectangles representing buildings and labeled with the owner's name. Below are two side-by-side maps, one of Ellington and one of Somersville, both with local roads, buildings and property owner's names shown
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1/2 inch equals 80 rods; Somers Street scale: 1 inch equals 25 rods; Ellington scale: 1 inch equals 40 rods; Somersville scale: 1 inch equals 25 rods
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "TOWN / of / ELLINGTON." Top left corner, printed in black ink: "40" Top right corner, printed in black ink: "41"
Object Number: 2006.125.0
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