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Robinson's Atlas of Morris County New Jersey, compiled from official records, private plans & actual surveys under the direction of E. Robinson. The names that appear on the maps often indicate landowners, and whether multiple houses appeared on the property. These detailed maps indicate property divisions and are useful for architects, realtors, urban planners & developers, environmental assessors, genealogists, geographers and historians.


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About County Atlases


With the industrialization of the east coast and western migration to settle America's heartland, county atlases became very popular in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century. These atlases showed property ownership, which usually included the individual's name and often the footprint of their house. To create further appeal to individuals, the publishers of these county atlases would include artistic renderings of homes, businesses, and civic buildings. Today, not only are these county atlases aesthetically pleasing, but they are an important source of information for historians and genealogists. County atlases show the development of communities in new streets, railroads, the realignment of waterways, and the trend from residential to commercial districts.

 
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