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Bird's Eye Maps of the Victorian Age

During the second half of the 19th century, a number of bird's eye maps were drawn of villages, towns, and cities in Vermont. These highly detailed maps are not only artistically pleasing, but they are also excellent research tools. An historic image can be compared to the hand-drawn buildings on a bird's eye map to determine if they were present or not at the time of the map's publication. The maps are also useful for studying a town or city's growth or industry. To find out about other historical Vermont maps, and to learn about conducting map research, check out map researching.

Click on the links below to explore Vermont's bird's eye maps.

Barre 1884Barre 1891BartonBellows FallsBennington 1877Bennington 1887
BethelBradfordBrandonBrattleboro (Early)BrattleboroBrattleboro 1886
BristolBurlington (Outside site)CastletonDerby LineEast DorsetEnosburg Falls
Ludlow 1859Ludlow 1885MontpelierMorrisvilleNewportRichford
Rock IslandRutlandSpringfieldSt. Albans 1858St. Albans 1877St. Johnsbury
VergennesWaterburyWest RandolphWilliamstownWilmingtonWinooski (Outside site)
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