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Plan of Becket surveyed by Christopher Crary, dated March, 1795.

Plan of Becket surveyed by Christopher Crary, dated March, 1795.

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Title:
Plan of Becket surveyed by Christopher Crary, dated March, 1795.
Surveyor:
Crary, Christopher
Date:
1795
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Massachusetts Archives
Collection (local):
Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State
Series:
Town Plans, 1794
Places:
MassachusettsBerkshire (county)Becket
Extent:
1 map : mounted on linen ; 72 x 37 cm
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Notes:
For the compilation of a state map, each town in Massachusetts (including those in the five eastern counties now part of Maine) was required by Resolves 1794, May Sess, c 101 to make a town plan based on a survey no more than seven years old, to be submitted to the state secretary's office. Rivers, county roads, bridges, courthouses, places of public worship, and distances of the town center to the county shire town and to Boston were to be included, drawn on a scale of 200 rods to the inch. A map of Massachusetts proper and one of the District of Maine were compiled by Osgood Carleton from these plans and printed in 1802.
Scale:
Scale: 1:39,600
Identifier:
no.1039
v.6:p.24 (no longer used)