Plan of Alfred surveyed by Michel Bowden dated May 29, 1795.
- Plan of Alfred surveyed by Michel Bowden dated May 29, 1795.
- Bowden, Michel
- Massachusetts Archives
- Collection (local):
Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State
Town Plans, 1794
- 1 map : mounted on linen ; 32 x 40 cm
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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.