Maps of Franklin & the Region

Chester County Townships in 1712

Properties Now in E New London & W Franklin Townships, 1720s

Properties Now in E New London & W Franklin Townships, 1720s

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From the Chester County Archives on line.

Properties Now in E New London & W Franklin Townships, 1720s

Properties Now in E New London & W Franklin Townships, 1720s

Properties Now in E New London & W Franklin Townships, 1720s

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North on this map is to the right; from the New London Area Historical Society.

New London Properties, c.1720

Properties Now in E New London & W Franklin Townships, 1720s

Detail of Susanna McCane's Lands, Early 1700s

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Showing the lands of Susanna McCane, or McKean, grandmother of Thomas McKean; from the New London Area Historical Society.

Detail of Susanna McCane's Lands, Early 1700s

Chillas Map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1739

Detail of Susanna McCane's Lands, Early 1700s

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Also showing the lands of her sons Thomas and William McKean; from the New London Area Historical Society.

Lands of the London Company, Surveyed 1709

Chillas Map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1739

Chillas Map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1739

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North is to the right; from the Pennsylvania Archives.

Chillas Map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1739

Chillas Map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1739

Chillas Map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1739

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Showing the London Company's lands and the Nottingham Lots, rotated so that north is up; from the New York Public Library.

The London Tract and Other London Company Lands

Present-day Franklin Township with London Company Lands and New Munster

The London Tract and Other London Company Lands

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Plotted on a modern relief map of SE Chester Co.; prepared by the Historical Commission.

New Munster and the Society Tract, 1763

Present-day Franklin Township with London Company Lands and New Munster

The London Tract and Other London Company Lands

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New Munster, a Calvert grant, is largely in Maryland but extended into S Franklin Township. North is to the left; from the Pennsylvania Archives.

Present-day Franklin Township with London Company Lands and New Munster

Present-day Franklin Township with London Company Lands and New Munster

Present-day Franklin Township with London Company Lands and New Munster

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Prepared by the Historical Commission.

Lands of George McCleave, Later of Benjamin Franklin, 1760s and 1770s

Lands of George McCleave, Later of Benjamin Franklin, 1760s and 1770s

Present-day Franklin Township with London Company Lands and New Munster

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Shown on a present-day map; prepared by the Historical Commission.

Franklin and London Britain Property Owners and Roads in 1777

Lands of George McCleave, Later of Benjamin Franklin, 1760s and 1770s

Franklin and London Britain Property Owners and Roads in 1777

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Part of the 1777 Chester County Atlas created by the Chester County Archives for the Battle of Brandywine project. Franklin was part of New London in 1777.

A Map of Chester County as Constituted in 1780

Lands of George McCleave, Later of Benjamin Franklin, 1760s and 1770s

Franklin and London Britain Property Owners and Roads in 1777

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Published by Gilbert Cope in 1914.

New London Township, 1847

New London Township, 1847

New London Township, 1847

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New London included Franklin Township until 1852. From the Painter-Bowen map of Chester Co. at the Library of Congress

Franklin Township, 1856

New London Township, 1847

New London Township, 1847

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Detail from the 1856 T. J. Kennedy map of Chester Co.; from the Library of Congress.

Franklin Township, 1860

New London Township, 1847

Franklin and London Britain, 1873

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Detail from the 1860 T. J. Kennedy map of Chester Co.; from the Library of Congress.

Franklin and London Britain, 1873

Franklin and London Britain, 1883

Franklin and London Britain, 1873

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From the Atlas of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1873. Scan of a map belonging to a local resident.

Franklin and London Britain, 1883

Franklin and London Britain, 1883

Franklin and London Britain, 1883

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From Breou’s Official Series of Farm Maps of Chester County, 1883. Scan of a map belonging to a local resident.

Kemblesville, 1883

Franklin and London Britain, 1883

Franklin and London Britain, 1883

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From Breou’s Official Series of Farm Maps of Chester County, 1883. Scan of a map belonging to a local resident.

Composite Topographical Map, 1896 and 1906

Composite Topographical Map, 1896 and 1906

Composite Topographical Map, 1896 and 1906

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Prepared by the Historical Commission from U. S. Geological Survey maps. The northern portion is from 1906, the southern from 1896.