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Drawing 1: Plan of Waterford, 1853. [Drawing 1] with link to larger version of drawing.
(The Waterford Foundation)

This map, adapted from an 1853 Loudoun County map by Quaker historian Yardley Taylor, shows the names of Waterford's residents and the location of streets, mills, businesses, churches, and burial grounds.

Questions for Drawing 1

1. Name some of the businesses and churches you find on the map. Based on the plan and what you have learned in the readings, how would you describe Waterford in the 1850s?

2. Today Waterford has the same streets as it did in 1853. What does that indicate about change in the village?

* The drawing on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Drawing 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 45 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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