Maps of Franklin & the Region

Chester County Townships in 1712

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From the Chester County Archives on line.

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

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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

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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

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North is to the right; from the Pennsylvania Archives.

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

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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

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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

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Prepared by the Historical Commission.

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

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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

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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

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Published by Gilbert Cope in 1914.

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

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

Franklin Township, 1860

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.