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Map showing territorial growth of Richmond

January 13, 2009 11:10 pm by

The Library of Virginia offers for sale a beautiful print of a 1923 map from the Department of Public Works called Map showing territorial growth of Richmond. The hand-drawn map shows the 9 separate annexations that occurred after Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and before 1923.

In looking at the larger version, I see that Pink Street at Carrington is labeled as Pike Street. Cedar Street is still Pleasants, too – anybody know when/why that was changed? Government Road is called National Cemetery Road, Jennie Scher is Old Mill Road, Fairmount is still S Street, and Union Hill has a Pickett Street.

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