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Records of the Department of Highways
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HISTORICAL REFERENCE FILES OF JOSEPH W. HUNTER RELATING TO STATE ROADS, TURNPIKES, AND THE NATIONAL ROAD, 1806-1929. (14 boxes)

1-3788 box 1

State Roads and Turnpike Acquisition File (including reports, deeds, agreements, correspondence, leases, court reports, valuations, etc.), 1929

-Rt. 4, Plymouth and Wilkes Barre Road Co., and Plymouth Bridge Company, Luzerne County, 1915-1926,
-Rt. 27, Centre and Kishacoquillas Turnpike Road Co., Centre County, 1916-1917
-Rt. 29, Lewistown and Kishacoquillas Turnpike Road Co., Mifflin County, 1915-1918
-Rt. 44 and 244, Waynesboro, Greencastle, and Mercersburg Turnpike Road Co., Adams, Franklin and Fulton Counties, 1861-1922
-Rt. 47, Duncanville, Newy and Leamersville Turnpike Road Co., Blair County, 1912-1919
-Rt. 126, York and Gettysburg Turnpike Road Co., York and Adams Counties, 1917-1918
-Rt. 127 and 250, York and Maryland Line Turnpike (127), 1917-1919; York and Liverpool Line Turnpike (250), York County, 1902-1918
-Rt. 128, Susquehanna and York Boro Turnpike Road Co., York County, 1917-1918
-Rt. 128, Speer (Lancaster and Millersville) Marion Turnpike Road Co., York County, 1974-1922
-Rt. 129, Lancaster, Elizabethtown and Middletown Turnpike Road Co., Lancaster County, 1917-1941
-Rt. 133, Philadelphia and West Chester Pike (Freed), Delaware County, 1917-1927
-Rt. 136, Willow Street Turnpike Road Company, Lancaster County, 1849-1921

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-Rt. 137, Clay and Hinkletown Turnpike Road, Lancaster County, 1844-1919
-Rt. 137, The Cornwall Turnpike Road Company, Lancaster County, 1917-1920
-Rt. 138, Manheim and Lancaster Turnpike Road, Lancaster County, 1918
-Rt. 139, Manheim, Petersburg and Lancaster Turnpike Road Company, Lancaster County, 1849-1902
-Rt. 138, Lancaster and Fruitville Turnpike Road Company, Lancaster County, 1871-1920
-[Rt. 139], Berks and Dauphin Turnpike Road Co., Dauphin, Lebanon and Berks Counties, 1954-1917
-Rt. 142, Bridgeport and Horseshoe Road Turnpike Road Company, Lancaster County, 1967-1933
-Rt. 142, Lancaster Avenue Improvement Association (Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike), Delaware and Chester Counties, 1913-1917

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-Rt. 151, Doylestown and Willow Grove Turnpike Road Company, Montgomery and Berks Counties, 1803-1920
-Rt. 151-155, Hatboro and Warminster Turnpike (151), 1851-1929; Cheltenham and Willow Grove Turnpike (155), Montgomery and Bucks Counties, 1803
-Rt. 152, Bridgetown and Newtown Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1851-1920
-[Rt. 152], Buckingham and Doylestown Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1917-1923
-[Rt. 152], Centerville and Pineville Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1860-1917
-Rt. 152, Wrightstown and Newtown Turnpike Road Co. Bucks County, 1902-1928
-Rt. 153, Hilltown and Sellersville Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1853-1919
-Rt. 153, Springhouse and Hilltown Turnpike Road Company, Montgomery County, 1813-1920
-Rt. 153, Quakertown and Spinnerstown Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1916-1918
-Rt. 153, Quakertown and Sellersville Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1851-1919
-Rt. 154, Bridgetown and Blooming Glen Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1889-1920
-Rt. 154, Doylestown and Dublin Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1874-1920

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-Rt. 154-270, Dublin and Souderton Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1884-1922
-[Rt. 155], Lahaska and New Hope Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1853, 1917-1921
-Rt. 156, Danborough and Plumsteadville Turnpike Road Co., Bucks County, 1914-1918
-Rt. 158, Lehigh and Berks County Turnpike Co., Lehigh and Berks Counties, 1852-1919
-Rt. 158, Greenlane and Goshenhoppen Turnpike Road Co., Montgomery and Berks Counties, 1847-1919
-Rt. 163, Lehigh Water Gap Bridge Co., Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 1917-1918
-Rt. 180, Chester and Darby Telford Road and Turnpike Co., Delaware County, 1851-1925
-Rt. 190, Berlin and Hanover Turnpike Road Co., York and Adams Counties, 1811-1920
-Rt. 190, Hanover and Maryland Line Turnpike Road Co., York County, 1808-1922
-Rt. 197, Oley Turnpike Road Co., Berks County, 1862-1921
-Rt. 198, Springhouse Sumneytown Turnpike Road, Montgomery County, 1847-1919
-Rt. 216, York and Chanceford Turnpike Road Co., York County, 1874-1921
-Rt. 223, Johnstown and Cramer Turnpike Co., Cambria and Indiana Counties, 1874-1921

1-3790 box 5

-Rt. 230, Hanover and Littlestown Turnpike Road Co., Adams County, 1887-1924
-Rt. 231, McSherrystown and Hanover Turnpike Co., Adams County, 1882-1920
-Rt. 244-148, New Holland Turnpike Road Co., Lancaster County, 1812-1929
-Rt. 270, Harleysville and Lederachsville Turnpike Road Co., Montgomery County, 1867-1919
-Rt. 270, Harleysville and Souders Turnpike and Road Co., Montgomery County, 1863-1920 (part)
-Rt. 280, Lancaster and Marietta Turnpike Road Co., Lancaster County, 1917
-Rt. 280, Marietta and Maytown Turnpike Road Co., Lancaster County, 1847-1919
-Rt. 280, Columbia and Marietta Turnpike Road Co., Lancaster County, 1849-1919
-Rt. 284, The Hereford Turnpike Road Co., Berks County, 1855-1919
-[Rt. 317], Somerset and Johnstown Plank Road Co. (Davidsville and Bens Creek Section), Cambria and Somerset Counties, 1916
-Rt. 332, Lancaster and New Danville Turnpike Road Co., Lancaster County, 1870-1920
-Rt. 342, Hanover and Carlisle Turnpike Road Co., Adams County, 1911-1919
-Rt. 362, Foxchase and Huntingdon Turnpike Road Co., Montgomery and Berks Counties, 1847-1920
-Rt. 373, Lewisville and Prospectville Turnpike Road Co., Montgomery County, 1850-1920
-Rt. 373, Jarrettown and Horsham Turnpike Road Co., Montgomery County, 1852-1919
-Rt. 373, Limekiln Turnpike Road Co., Montgomery County, 1849-1921
-Rt. 373, White Hall Turnpike Road Co., Montgomery County, 1853-1923
-Rt. 442, Lititz and Lexington Turnpike Road Co., Lancaster County, 1882-1927
-Rt. --, Millerstown and Lewistown Turnpike Road Co., Perry and Mifflin Counties, 1806-1937

1-3785 box 6

Index to Legislative Roads, [undated] (1 volume)
Index to Pennsylvania Archives, volumes 1-16, 1686-1709, re: Roads and Highways
State Roads (reviews), 1805-1874 (Public Laws in abstract)
State Roads Lists, District Divisions,
-Eastern District (shows: plan no., route no., acts)
-Middle District (shows: plan no., route no., acts)
-Northern District (shows: plan no., route no., acts)
-Western District (shows: plan no., route no., acts)
Plank Road Companies, 1847-1866 (Alphabetical List, Acts)
List of Turnpike Roads (Plan, Year, Act)
Turnpike Road Companies, 1792-1874 (Alphabetical List, Act)

1-3785 box 7

[Index to Road Laws], [undated], (1 volume)
Bioren's Laws, Volumes 2-5, 1773-1798 (1 volume)
Colonial Roads, Bioren's Laws, Volumes 1-16
Miscellaneous State Roads, Public Laws, 1805-1879
State Roads, Smith's Laws, Bioren's Laws, 1693-1873
Plank Roads, Public Laws, 1847-1866
Turnpikes, Public Laws, 1792-1875
Road Laws, 1681, Colonial Records, Volume 1, p. xviii
Road Laws, 1700, Public Laws, Volume 1, Chapter LV
Road Laws, 1735, Public Laws, Volume 1, Chapter CCCLIII
Road Laws, 1802, Public Laws, [Volume 1], Chapter LXXXV
Road Laws, 1835-36, Public Laws, 1836, June 13, pp. 555-567
Road Laws, 1849, January 26, 1847
Pepper and Lewis Digest, Volume 3, p. 6592, Section 182 (Fixing Width)
Pennsylvania State Reports, Casey VIII, Volume 32 (Road to Ewing's Mill) and Barr, Volume IV (re: Roads in Norristown and Whitpain Township)
Watts and Sergeant's Reports, Volume 4 (Road Case)
Pennsylvania State Reports, Barr, Volume 5 (Re: Shaefferstown Road)
Watts and Sergeant's Reports, Barr, Volume 9 (Middle Creek and Union Townships)
Statutes at Large, Volumes 2-18, 1700-1809 (Road Laws Annotated)
Historical Survey of Pennsylvania (Road History and Maps)
York County History by George R. Prowell, Volume 1, p. 105 (re: Early Ferries)
City Names Changed, 1822-1928 (arranged by county)
Laws on File in Safe in State Library

1-3787 box 8

Standing Rules of Court, 1936
Index, Standing Rules in Court in Pennsylvania re: Width of Roads, 1936 (1 volume)

1-3786 box 9

Present Right of Way Record Books, [undated] (3 volumes)
-Route Nos. 1-951 (Shows: date of deed, name of turnpike, route, county, stations, miles, cost, amount paid by state and county, docket number) (1 volume)

box 10
Routes 1-250 (1 volume)

1-3787 box 11

Route Nos. 251-997 (Route no., division, district, section by stations, name of road, width, authority, remarks)
Turnpike Reference Books, [undated] (3 volumes)
No. 1 (Shows: chartered turnpikes within the Commonwealth, route numbers, indexed by counties, turnpikes maintained by counties as county roads, corporations controlling turnpikes, toll roads, operated to February 15, 1927, width, bridges) (1 volume)

box 12
No. 2, A-O (Shows: subject, authority, incorporated, description, draft, width, municipalities, officers, receipts, maintenance, dividends, route, date purchased, valuation, deed filed, deed reference) (1 volume)
No. 3, P-Z (Shows: subject, authority, incorporated, description, draft, width, municipalities, officers, receipts, maintenance, dividends, route, date purchased, valuation, deed filed, deed reference) (1 volume)

1-3788 box 13

National Road Reference File, 1806-1925
(7 volumes, 17 folders)
1. Correspondence, Acts, Articles of Agreement, 1819-1925 (1 folder)
2. Diary of Eli Williams, Commissioner laying out road, August 30, 1806 (1 volume)
3. Memorandum of expenses making road between Fort Cumberland and Brownsville, October 8, 1910 (1 volume)
4. Notes on survey beginning at a point 39th . . . from Cumberland, Maryland and extending a distance . . . 94 chains and 9 links therefrom, May 25, 1815 (1 volume)
5. Deeds, Contracts, Letters (copies) made by Wilson, 1810-1835 (1 folder)
6. Grading notes from the end of the 45 miles 94 chains to the center of Union Town 60 miles and 39 chains, December 7, 1816 (1 volume)
7. Notes of re-survey of the Commissioner's route between Uniontown and the end of the 26th section near Braddock's Run, April 10, 1817 (1 volume)
8. Notes on a survey between Cumberland, Maryland and Uniontown in which is shown the ascents and descents of all hills, October 1818 (1 volume)
9. Transit and level notes for the change of location between Liew Mansfield's 4 3/4 mile stake and Cumberland, Maryland, December 5, 1832 (1 volume)

1-3787 box 14


10. Letters referring to National Road (copies, 1805-1835, Nos. 1-149, index) (15 folders)
11. National Road Registrations, 1836 (handbill donated December 19, 1972) (1 folder)


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Records of the Department of Highways
Bureau of Construction



MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS RELATING TO ROADS AND TURNPIKES, 1805-1930. (1 box)

1-3791 box 1
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Records of the Department of Highways
Bureau of Construction




STATE ROAD AND TURNPIKE MAPS , 1706-1873. (650 items)

5 - cabinet 12, drawers 1 through 10 (items E-1 -- E-15 are in Room A-15, cabinet 7, drawers 13-15)

Eastern Division
E-1 "Lancaster Road from Philadelphia to Brandywine at the Ship," 1770, 8 x 47 3/4, ink on paper (4 sections)

" . . . Middle Ferry on Schuylkill to the Sign of the Ship (on the Brandywine) in Chester County . . .5 miles shorter than the Old Road as far as the Village of Strasburg, within 8 miles of Lancaster." Proposal for new road (apparently PA 3 to Newtown Square, approach Downingtown by LR 15095) in place of Old Road, present US 30, through present day Chester and Philadelphia Counties. Middle Ferry is now Market Street Bridge over Schuylkill. North is at bottom of map, Philadelphia at left. See Also E-24. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, February 20, 1770, Colonial Records, 9, 657.

E-2 [Bucks - Montgomery Line], 1771, 13 1/4 x 16 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

"From Wright's Town to Byberry then to extend thence on or as near the County line as may be, to another Great road called the Macungy Road or as much that may appear necessary and convenient." Surveyed May 7, 1771 by George Palmer from road leading from Byberry to Wrightstown to Upper Salford Township from PA 532 along Bucks County line to LR 09108, through present day Bucks and Montgomery Counties. See also: E "Lukens" No. 7. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, December 11, 1770, Colonial Records, 9, 703-704.

E-3 [Philadelphia thro' Frankford towards Bristol], 1747, 14 x 18 1/4; also: Report and map in ink on paper (2 items)

"From the place of intersection of the North Side of Vine Street and the East Side of Front Street near Penny Pott Landing, and from thence extending the course of Front Street North 18 degrees ten minutes East sixty-four perches opposite the bridge near Pooles Point, thence the same course 151 more perches to a stake, thence South 75 degrees east . . ." Map of road from Philadelphia to Poquessing Creek, parallel to Delaware River. Report, April 5, 1747, reviewed part of Philadelphia - Bristol road made by Order of May 7, 1725. "Adm'l Vernon" wax seals. Road in Philadelphia County. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, January 25, 1747, Colonial Records, vol. 5, p. 59.

E-4 "Draught of Roads near the city of Philadelphia over the River Schuylkill, Blockley Township, 1770," No. 4, 9 3/4 x 11 1/2, ink on paper (1 item) filed in Record Group 21, Executive Correspondence, under date of October 19, 1770.

"Shows route The New Proposed Road, from Middle Ferry West end south, to J. Seller's Mill on Haverford Mill Creek," Orientation is inverted. Middle Ferry is now Market Street Bridge over the Schuylkill. Road in Philadelphia city. Ref: Discussion, Colonial Records, vol. 9, pp. 680, 693, 700.

E-5 "Roads from Merion to Philadelphia by Order of Council per D. Powel, 9br 1706," No. 5, 15 3/4 x 20 1/2, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map, January 14, 1701, by David Powel showing used and proposed roads, Philadelphia to meetinghouse in present Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, December 2, 1706, Colonial Records vol. 2, pp. 287, 300.

E-6 "Return of ye Queens Road from Chester to Darby, Survey'd 1706," No. 6, 12 1/2 x 16 3/4, ink map and return on paper (1 item)

Draft and return, June 28, 1706, signed by Jas[per] Yeates, Caleb Pusey, Rob[ert] Barber, Richard Crosby. Map of "Queens Road," Darby Creek to Chester (generally, US 13, Delaware County). Ref: Order of Governor and Council, March 19, 1706, Colonial Records, vol. 2, pp. 244-245.

E-7 "Return of ye Road from Brandywine to Conestogoe, 1718," No. 7, 12 3/4 x 16 1/4, Return in ink on paper (1 item)

Retorn (no map), October 15, 1718, signed by Isaac Taylor, John Cartlidge, Ezekial Harlan, Thomas Moore, Joseph Cloud, William Marsh, of road from Cartlidge's across Conestogoe Manor, Little Conestogoe Creek, Bog Conestogoe, Pequea Creek, branch of Octararow, West Branch of Brandywine, North Branch of Brandywine, called "The Conestoga Road" in Chester and Lancaster Counties. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, May 27, 1718, Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 43, 2nd ed. On November 23, 1721, Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 142, 2nd ed., by Order of Governor it was made a King's Highway and public road.

E-8 "Frankford Road, 1725." A Mss. Order by Council, 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 and Report, 12 x 14 3/4, ink on paper (2 items)

a) Order of Council, May 7, 1725, to view road through Frankfort to Burlington, as far as Philadelphia - Bucks County Line.
b) Report of road, viewed May 27-28, 1725, signed by Antho[ny] Palmerm Benja Fairman, Job Goodson, Edward Brookes, Thos. Chalkley. (a and b attached by seal)
Ref: Order of Governor and Council, Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 260.

E-9 "Return of the Road leading out from Lancaster to Jno. Spruces refeer'd to in Minute of Octr 4th 1733," No. 9, Draught of the King's Road, 7 1/2 x 23, Return, 15 x 18 1/2, ink on paper (2 items)

Map, June 9, 1733, shows road from Lancaster towards Philadelphia, apparently now PA 340. Road goes through Lancaster, Chester and Philadelphia Counties. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, January 29, 1731, Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 419.

E-10 "Draught of a road leading from Harris ferry on the Susquehanna River through Lancaster County to the township of Whiteland in Chester County, at or near the House of Edward Kennison, June 17th 1736," No. 10, ink on paper
a) Report, 3 sheets, 12 x 14 1/2 and draft, 12 x 112 1/4, June 17, 1736, Order of Council, January 23, 1736; Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 620. Map by Zach. Butcher, drawing of john Harris's house, Colonial Records, vol. 4, p. 181. Approximately US 322, Harrisburg - Brandywine Manor; then Lyndell - Lionville to PA 401, and on to Paoli.
b) Order of Council, 8 x 12 and draft, 11 3/4 x 71 1/4, of Chester County portion of above. Order, March 22, 1738, Colonial Records, vol. 4, p. 283, has seal of John, Thomas and Richard Penn.
c) Report, April 29, 1738, 11 1/2 x 15, to accompany above draft, Colonial Records, vol. 4, p. 283.
Ref: Order of Governor and Council, January 23, 1736, Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 673.

E-12 "The Draught of a Road from the division line of the Counties of Chester and Lancaster through the County of Chester to a road leading from French Creek to Philadelphia," No. 64, 12 1/2 x 125, ink on paper (1 item)

Map of No. 11 above. In Chester County, the former road is PA 23, through Coventryville to LR 15071 intersection; the branch is LR 15195 to South Branch of French Creek, township roads through Nantmeal Village southeast (using section of LR 15085) to LR 15079, and by this and PA 113 to PA 23. This road goes through Chester and Lancaster Counties. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, May 15, 1738, Colonial Records, vol. 4, p. 285.

E-13 "Conestoga Road from Jno Spruce's land to Whiteland township in Chester County, 1740," No. 13, 8 x 12, ink on paper (2 items)

Courses (no map) of "Conestogoe Road," July 20, 1741; begins at John Sprices (East ent of No. 9, above); through Whiteland, Williston, Tredyffrin, Easttown Townships, Chester County; Radnor Township, Delaware County; Merion Township, Montgomery County, Blockley Township, Philadelphia County (apparently present US 30). Ref: Order of Governor and Council, November 23, 1741, Colonial Records, vol. 4, pp. 503-505.

E-14 [From Cobb's Creek through Chester to Delaware State Line, 1747] Report, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2; Minutes, 4 x 8 (fragment); Note, 2 1/2 x 6 3/4, ink on paper (1 item, 4 pieces)

a) Report and draft, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2, of road from Cobbs Creek through Chester to the Delaware state line, US 30, except through lower Chester.
b) Minutes of Council, 4 x 8 (fragment), October 19, 1747. For these, see Colonial Records, vol. 5, p. 107, order to resurvey and lay out road, September 8, 1747; 130, report of viewers, October 19; 202, petition of viewers and new order, March 2, 1748; 302, report of commissioners, July 16, 1748 (a. above, of which it supplies the missing portion).
c) Note, 2 1/2 x 6 3/4, in later handl "The Record of a Road . . ."
Ref: Order of Governor and Council, September 8, 1747, Colonial Records, vol. 5, p. 107.

E-15 "Road from Philadelphia to Lancaster [1767]," No. 15, Maps (2), 17 x 100 1/2 and 11 1/2 x 55 3/4, ink on paper (2 items)

a) Draft, 17 x 100 1/2, May 12, 1767, by John Sellers, Wm. Sheaffer, of Philadelphia - Lancaster road, approximately PA 340, Lancaster - Downingtown; US 30 to Philadelphia.
b) Draft, 11 1/2 x 55 3/4, [undated]. In addition to the above road, shows Gap - Paradise - Bird in Hand, "Present Road;" Gap - Strasburg - Lancaster; Gap - Coatesville - Downingtown; LR 36078, Lancaster County, LR 15064 and PA 372, Chester County; Parksburg - McWilliamstown - Romansville - Marshalltoen - West Chester - Philadelphia; and LR 15095 - 15097, east from Downingtown. Road goes through Lancaster, Chester and Philadelphia Counties. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, October 4, 1744, Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 521; June 6, 1741; Colonial Records, vol. 4, p. 495.

E-16 "Return and Draught of Survey of a Road from Reading thro' Berks County to the Susquehanna, on the South Side of Maghannioy Mountain," 1769, No. 16, Map, 14 3/4 x 23 3/4; Report (4 sheets), 8 x 12 3/4, ink on paper (5 items)

a) Map, Reading by US 30 to Womelsdorf "Middletown," PA 483 to Reherersburg; LR 06007, 423, and 06005 past Fort Henry into Schuylkill County; approximately LR 53024, PA 125, LR 53029, 53027, 53048 into Northumberland County; approximately LR 49008, 49009, and to Susquehanna just north of Mahanoy Creek.
b) Report, [undated], Colonial Records, vol. 9, p. 440, petition and order of council, January 30, 1768; vol. 9, p. 556, report, January 19m 1769.
c) Order of Council (copy), 8 x 12 1/4, January 30, 1768. This road goes through Berks, Schuylkill, and Northumberland Counties.
Ref: Order of Governor and Council, January 30, 1768, Colonial Records, vol. 9, p. 440.

E-17 "Return and Daught of Survey of a Road from an old laid out Road near Ellis Hughes's Saw Mill and Schuylkill, through Berks County to Fort Augusta on the Susquehanna," No. 17, Map, 14 3/4 x 18 3/4; Order, 7 3/4 x 12 1/2; Report (2 sheets), 7 3/4 x 12 1/2, ink and water color on paper (5 items)

a) Map of road (present Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, to present Sunbury "Fort Augusta").
b) Order in Council (copy), February 9, 1770.
c) Report, April 14, 1770, Colonial Records, vol. 9, p. 666. Road goes through Schuylkill and Northumberland Counties.
Ref: Order of Governor and Council, February 9, 1770, Colonial Records, vol. 9, p. 651.

E-18 "Return and Draught of Survey of a Road laid out from the End of an old Road leading from 4th Street on the Southernmost line of the Land belonging to the Estate of Wm Masters in the Northern Liberties and extended thro' the said land to the old Germantown Road," No. 18, Map, 6 3/4 x 13 1/4; Order, 13 x 16 1/2; Report, 14 1/2 x 16 1/2, ink and water color on paper (3 items)

a) Map of road apparently now 4th Street, Philadelphia, south from Germantown Avenue.
b) Order of Council (copy), October 16, 1771.
c) Report, April 13, 1772, Colonial Records, vol. 10, p. 46.
Ref: Order of Governor and Council, October 16, 1771, Colonial Records, vol. 9, p. 781.

E-19 "Return and Draught of Survey of a Road laid out on the line dividing the Lands of Richard Vandyke and Peter Rambo from the Land of John Holmes, being part of the public Road from Philadelphia to Bristol," [No. 19], Map, 7 3/4 x 13; Order, 12 1/2 x 15; Report, 8 1/4 x 13 1/4, ink on paper (3 items)

a) Map, April 16, 1770, signed by Jno. Lukens [Earlier version in "John Lukens Papers," Bristol Road, item 2].
b) Order of Council, November 8, 1769.
c) Report, [undated], [Colonial Records, vol. 10, p. 51, June 20, 1772].
Ref: Order of Governor and Council, November 8, 1769, Colonial Records, vol. 9, p. 627.

E-20 Missing (Not transferred to the custody of the Division of Public Records).

E-21 "Draft of a Road from the Union Saw Mill on Lehigh River to Nescopeck on Susquehanna," [1787], No. 21, 14 1/4 x 54 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map of a road from Nescopeck, Luzerne County, to Lehigh River North of Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, endorsed: "Sertified the 5 of June 1787 Con Owen." Ref: Order of Governor and Council, March 27, 1789, Colonial Records, vol. 11, p. 642.

E-22 "Draught of a road beginning at the road leading from Reading to Genl Mifflins Mill in Berks County to the road leading to the Tavern late of Nicholas Yost," [1787], No. 22, 12 x 45, ink on paper (1 item)

Map of a road in Berks County, surveyed May 7-8, 1787 by William Wheeler. Ref: Court of Quarter Sessions, May Town, Berks County, 1785

E-23 "Draft of the Road from Philadelphia to the Blue Rock on Susquehanna," 1793, No. 23, Two (2) Maps, a) 14 1/4 x 138; b) 8 x 19 1/2/ Three (3) Reports, c) 15 1/4 x 20; d) 8 x 13; e) 9 x 14 3/4, ink and water color on paper (5 items)

a) Map of a road from Philadelphia to York Town surveyed by John Hall.
b) Map of part of the road from Philadelphia to Yorktown west of the Susquehanna River, surveyed July 29-30, 1793 by Wm. Kersey.
c) Report by Jno Hannum, Alex Turner and Benj. Brannan of the survey and draft of a road from Philadelphia to the borough of York through West Chester . . . Strasburgh and Blue Rock.
d) Report, [undated], by Hannum, Turner and Brannan recommending another alteration [Draft Missing].
e) Report) February 7, 1794 by Turner and Brannan recommending alteration, Strasburg - Conestogo Creek [Draft Missing]. Road goes through Philadelphia, Chester and Lancaster Counties.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 11, 1793, Chapter MDCXCIV; 14 Statutes at Large, 441.

E-24 "Road from Philadelphia to Strasburg," [undated], No. 24, 11 1/2 x 78 1/2, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map shows "The Old Cones - to - goe Road" and "The new Road from Philadelphia to the Sign of the Ship," in Philadelphia, Chester and Lancaster Counties. Ref: Order of Governor and Council, February 20, 1770, Colonial Records, vol. 9, p. 657.

E-25 Same as E-34c

E-26 Missing (Not transferred to custody of Division of Public Records).

E-27 "Draft of a Road from Stockport on the Delaware to the mouth of Meshoppen Creek on the East branch of the Susquehanna," [1792], No. 27, 13 x 76, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map, December 5, 1792, by Samuel Preston, John Hilborn, commissioned June 28, 1792, A of A, April 10, 1792; Pennsylvania Archives, 9th Series, vol. 1, p. 416. Stockport, Wayne County, across Susquehanna County to Meshoppen, Wyoming County, not represented by any present roads. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 10, 1792, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 3, p. 86.

E-28 "Draught of a Road laid out by Robert Smith of Chester Coy, James Mercer of Lancaster County, and Alexr Turner of York County from the Village of Strasburgh to the line of the State of Delaware towards Newport, 1793," No. 28, 7 3/4 x 49, ink on paper (1 item), Also: "Road from Strasburgh to the Line of Delaware State towards Newport, 1793," No. 28, 10 x 58, ink and water color on paper (1 item).

a) Map of road, Pennsylvania Archives, 9th series, vol. 1, pp. 555, 557; appointment April 15, 1793; vol. 1, p. 595.
b) Map of same, corresponds roughly to PA 896, Strasburg - Delaware Road through Lancaster and Chester Counties to Delaware State line.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 11, 1793, Chapter MDCXCIV, 14 Statutes at Large, 441, Section 1.

E-29 "Draught of a road commencing at the bottom of the Welsh Mountains on the north side of the old paxton road to A. Taylors bridge near a road leading to Philadelphia, near Hammums Mill," [1793], No. 29, 13 1/4 x 73, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, September 2, 1793, by Richard Thomas, Pennsylvania Archives, 9th series, vol. 1, p. 584; authorization, June 5, 1793. Beginning near Beartown, Lancaster County; US 322 to Downingtown, Chester County; township road on east side of Brandywine; across Valley Creek to PA 162. Ref: Act of Assembly, June 5, 1793, Chapter MDCXCIV; 14 Statutes at Large, 442, Section 2.

E-30 "Draught of a road leading from Stockport on the River Delaware to Harmony on the river Susquehanna," [undated], No. 30, 18 x 34 1/2, ink and water color on paper (1 item), Also: "Draught of the State Road from Stockport and included a Report in Writing, 1793," No. 30, 14 3/4 x 36, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

a) Map, [undated], by Reading Howell; routes from Stockport, Wayne County, to Lanesboro, "Harmony," Susquehanna County. Shows road opened 1789 by Henry Drinker, based on surveys by S. Preston and Howell.
b) Map of Stockport - Harmony portage, surveyed June 18-19, 1792, by Wm. Simpson, for John Hilborn, 8 x 12 1/2 attached sheet has recommendations by Joshua Whitney, Philadelphia, December 2, 1792; Wm Simpson; Samuel Preston, January 18, 1793. Preston and Hilborn were agents for Drinker; Preston opened the road for him, 1789. See also Colonial Records, vol. 16, p. 319; appointment of Howell, etc., to explore headwaters of Delaware, Susquehanna, East Branch, etc., April 6, 1790; this seems to date Howell's map between April 6, 1790, and Simpson's survey of June 18, 1792 that for the most part follows Howell's course.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 13, 1791, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 3, p. 24, Section 2.

E-31 "Draught of the old Road from Philadelphia to the Borough of Chester and of the new proposed road," [undated], No. 31, 11 x 48 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map [undated], unsigned, of "The old Road to Darby and Chester," and "The Proposed New Road thro' the Province Island and Tinnicum to Chester," Delaware County, probably about 1750, "J. Whatman" watermark.

E-32 "Draught of roads a few miles below Philadelphia," [undated], No. 32, 19 x 27, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map, [undated], unsigned, of land on Ridley and Crum Creeks, North of Philadelphia road, Delaware County. In 1790, Thomas Leiper and John Wall applied to Legislature with a petition for an appropriation from the State to cut a canal from the point where the tide flowed from Crum Creek to McIlvane's Mill Dam, in order to cheapen the cost of transportation of stone from Leiper's quarries to tidewater. The scheme was met with remonstrance by the said John and Isaac McIlvain, and the Legislature refused to act in the matter and it was abandoned. In 1807 he caused a railroad, the first in the country put to practical use, to be constructed from his quarries to Ridley Creek. This road was to transport stone from the quarries in Springfield to tidewater of Ridley Creek, near the mill of Pierce Crosby. Sixty yards in length and graded one and a half inches to the yard, four feet gauge, sleepers eight feet apart. History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Henry Graham Ashmead, c. 1884, pp. 661-663, 742, 751-753. Part of the Leiper Canal was really the old mill race enlarged, leading from McIlvain's dam of their mill which stood just below the "Big Road," passing through the town of Ridley (now Leiperville), which accounts for John and Isaac MvIlvain's remonstrance., Chester and Its Vicinity, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, John Hill Martin, c. 1877, p. 239. "Son George Gray Leiper commenced his canal on Monday last . . ." Upland Union, August 1828, Crum Creek to Delaware, finished October 8, 1829, one mile in length.

E-33 "[Dra]ft of a Road from Peach Bottom ferry to Christiana Village," [undated], No. 33, 27 x 81 3/4, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map, [undated copy], by Chas deKrafft of roads from McCall's Ferry and Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, through Chester County to Christiana, Delaware; also draft of Peach Bottom road then in use. James Morrison, Jeremiah Brown, Roger Kirk were authorized to lay out Peach Bottom road April 30, 1792, Pennsylvania Archives, 9th Series, vol. 1, p. 379; Brown contracted to build McCalls Ferry road October 1, 1792, ibid, p. 454. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 10, 1792, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 3, p. 85.

E-34 "Draught of a road from Schuylkill to Sunbury," [undated], No. 34, a) 11 1/4 x 54 3/4; b) 8 x 31 1/2; c) 15 1/4 x 37; d) 8 1/2 x 35 1/2; e) 18 x 46; f) 13 x 31 1/2; g) 5 1/4 x 7 3/4; h) 13 x 16, ink and water color on paper (8 sections)

a) Map, July-August 1791, "No. 1," US 122, Berks County, Reading - Schuylkill County line.
b) Map (part), "No. 1" tp No. 2," Schuylkill County through Orwigsburg.
c) Map (part) "No. 2" and No. 3," (E-25) [Schuylkill County, west of Orwigsburg - Schuylkill Haven - Pottsville near present Mount Pleasant.]
d) Map (part) "No. 3" to "No. 4," [near present Mt. Pleasant, Schuylkill County - near present Kilpmont, Northumberland County].
e) Map (part) "No. 4" to end [Kilpmont, present US 122 to near Sunbury].
f) Map, corresponding to No. 25, except that section east of Schuylkill Haven "Conrad Minnichs Tavern" is omitted [Possibly this is the correct No. 25?].
g) Map, draft of road shown on No. 25 as more southerly route west from Zull's sawmill "Potts," on e) above to Yohs (Yeos) house.
h)Map of road from Schuylkill Creek across West Branch, Schuylkill County. See Pennsylvania Archives, 9th Series, vol. 1, pp. 147-148; Isaac Levan and others appointed to examine his proposed road, June 24, 1791; p. 226, payment for viewing and surveying, September 27; p. 333, report of Agents, march 7, 1792; pp. 366, 550, notice to submit bids, April 14, 1792; April 12, 1793. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 13, 1791, Chapter MDLXIX; 14 Statutes at Large, 96.

E-35 "Draft of a Road leading from McCall's Ferry on the River Susquehanna to Newport," [undated], No. 35, 9 x 64, ink and water colr on paper (1 item)

Map, [undated and unsigned], of a road from McCall's Ferry, Lancaster County, through New London, Chester County, to Delaware state line towards Newport. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 11, 1793. Chapter MDCXCIV, 14 Statutes at Large, 441, Section 1.

E-36 "Confirmation of the alteration of that part of the State Road leading from John G. Parke' in Chester Coy to McCalls ferry in Lany County which passes through Bart and Drumore Tps Lany Coy, April 1813," 8 1/4 x 13 1/4, ink on paper (3 sheets)

Court orders, Lancaster County, April 1813, to open two alterations in McCalls Ferry road; Seal, Quarter Sessions, Lancaster County.
a) Drumore Township, A of A, March 20, 1812; viewers appointed November Session, 1812, reported January Session, 1813.
b) Bart Township, A of A, March 20, 1812; viewers appointed April Session, 1812, reported January Session, 1813.
Ref: Act of Assembly, March 22, 1809, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 5, pp. 35-36, Section 1.

E-37 "A draft of a Road leading from the Borough of Orwigsburg to the Town of Milford in the County of Pike . . . received into the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth on the 26th of August 1818," No. 37, a) 13 x 141 3/4; b) 12 x 15 3/4; c) 13 1/4 x 16, ink on paper (3 items)

a) Map, draft, July 6, 1818, A of A March 24, 1818. Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County - McKeansburg - Snyders - north of PA 895, Mantz into Carbon County; LR 13002 to Lehighton "Gnadenhutten," old township road from Weissport "Fort Allen," to Horrity, Forest Inn, US 209 to Carbon, township road to Monroe County; township roads and LR 45063 to US 209 west of McLlhaney, by it to Stroudsburg, exc. township road, Snydersville - Stroud Township line, and on to Pike County; by same to Milford.
b) Oaths of Commissioners, Schuylkill County, May 28, 1818.
c) Report (with draft), June 11, 1819, of section of road represented by US 209, Monroe County, west of Stroudsburg to LR 45079; with court order, April 27, 1819, A of A, March 5, 1819, Seal of Northampton County.
Ref: Act of Assembly, March 24, 1818, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 7, p. 119, Section 4.

E-38 "Draught of a Road Orwigsburg to Nescipeck Laid out June 7th 1819," No. 38, 16 x 100 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, June 7, 1819, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, past Valley Furnace, New Philadelphia, west of north about Brandonville, to LR 53069, east of Zions Grove, and by this to Luzerne County; near courses of Black and Nescopeck Creeks, to Nescopeck. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 5, 1819, P.L. 97, Section 1.

E-39 "Draft of a State road from the borough of Northampton in the County of Lehigh to intersect the State road in Jonestown in the County of Lebanon per act of the General Assembly passed the 16th March 1819," No. 39, 6 3/4 x 104 1/2, ink on paper (1 item) Also: "Draught of a State road leading from the Borough of Northampton in Lehigh County to Jonestown in Lebanon County reviewed and laid out in pursuance of an Act of the Legislature passed the 27th say of March 1820," No. 38, 13 1/2 x 104 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

a) Map, draft, one sheet of report attached, July 5, 1819, Allentown "Northampton" - Hamburg - Reherersburg - Jonestown, Lebanon County.
b) Report, A of A, March 16, 1819.
c) Map, report attached, June 6, 1820, A of A, March 27, 1820, Allentown "Northampton," Lehigh County - Fogelsville "Vogelsville" - Hamburg, Berks County - Reherersburg, Jonestown, Lebanon County - detailed map; churches, farm buildings, taverns, etc.
Ref: Act of Assembly, March 16, 1819, P.L. 113, Section 3.

E-40"Draught of a road leading from the town of Hamburg towards Sunbury," [undated], No. 40, 8 x 37, ink and water color on paper (1 item), Also: "Draft of a road leading from the town of Hamburg toward Sunbury,' [undated], No. 40, 8 x 36 1/4, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

a) Map (part, 8 x 36 1/4) Hamburg, Berks County - edge of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County.
b) Map (part, 8 x 25 1/4) Orwigsburg - Pottsville, Schuylkill County.
c) Map (part, 8 x 37) Pottsville westward, south of Gordon? by Jeremiah Wills; order of Council, September 24, 1787 (date in error).
d) Report of courses, 13 x 15 1/2, council named Michael Moser, who appointed George Miller, Sr., George Miller, Jr., George Rever, Michael Kreishler, Henry Orwig, Andrew Helwich.
Ref: Act of Assembly, March 29, 1787, Chapter MCCXCVI; 12 Statutes at Large, 477, Section 1.

E-41 "A Draft of a Road leading from Marietta in Lancaster County towards Harrisburgh to intersect the Harrisburgh and Middletown Turnpike Road at or near the house of John Nisley in Dauphin County," [1819], No. 41, 12 1/2 x 46 1/2, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map and report, June 3, 1819 of Matetta, Lancaster County - Bainbridge p Falmouth - Royalton "Portroyal" and "Portsmouth," Dauphin County. Shows short "New Canal below Falmouth. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 23, 1819, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 7, p. 194.

E-42 "Draught of a State Road from the City of Lancaster by the way of Manheim, Lebanon, and Jonestown to Sunbury Laid out in pursuance of an Act of Assembly passed 28th of March 1820," No. 42, 20 1/4 x 103, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map and report, July 7, 1820, Lancaster, Lancaster County p East Petersburg - Manheim - Lebanon, Lebanon County - Jonestown - Lickdale "Lidermans Forge" - Suedburg, Schuylkill County - Williamstown, Dauphin County - Loyalton - Uniontown - Mandata, Northumberland County - Dornsife - Augustaville - Sunbury. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 28, 1820, P.L. 195, Section 9.

E-43 "Draught of a road from Downingtown in Chester County to the Cross Keys in Lancaster County, laid out in pursuance of Act of 28th of March 1820, Recd in the Secretary's office Decr 8th 1820," No. 43, 8 x 74 1/4, ink on paper (1 item) Also: "State Road from the Swan tavern in Downingtown, Chester County, to the Cross Keys, Lancaster County, Pa., filed Novr 1, 1820," No. 43, 9 1/4 x 77 1/2, ink on tracing cloth (copy) (1 item)

a) Map, Downingtown, Chester County, by US 322 and PA 340 to Lancaster County, and to Intercourse "Cross Keys."
b) Report and Courses, 4 sheets, 8 1/4 x 13 1/2, October 28, 1820, Act of Assembly, March 28, 1820.
c) Map, copy of a) above, courses attached, 5 sheets, 8 x 9 3/4.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 3, 1820, Pennsylvania Archives, 9th Series, vol. 7, p. 5291.

E-44 "Road from Mahanoy Bridge on the Centre Turnpike road in the County of Schuylkill to the town of Cattawissa in the County of Columbia," [1821], No. 44, 15 1/4 x 92, ink on paper (1 item)

Map and report, September 14, 1821, Road from Ashland, Schuylkill County, in general PA 42 in Columbia County, except township road north of Aristes; LR 19086 and township road Slabtown - Cattawissa. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 31, 1821, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 7, p. 443, Section 1.

E-45 "Report or Return of the courses and distances of a Road viewed and laid out pursuant to an Act of Assembly passed 3rd of Febry 1824 commencing at Armats landing on the Delaware River in Northampton Coy to the Easton and Belmont Turnpike Road in Wayne County [at] or near Harry Harmans, Received into the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth the 20th of August 1824," No. 45, 8 x 133 (1 item), Also: Report, 8 x 10, ink on paper (12 sheets)

Map of Delaware Water Gap, Monroe County; PA 90, 290, and 390 to just south of Pike County line; west and northwest across Pike County into southern Wayne County; end at Hamlin. Report and courses, July 1, 1824, Act of Assembly, February 3, 1824. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 22, 1824, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 8, p. 404, Section 1.

E-46 "Report, or draft of the Courses and distances of the State Road leading from Colebrook Furnace in Lebanon County by the nearest and best route to the Borough of Marietta in Lancaster County to enter the latter place in Gay Street, and thence across River Susqa to intersect the Turnpike Road leading from Columbia to York at Henry Sultzbachs Tan Yard in York County, Received into the Secretary's Office the 18th of November 1824, James Trimble, Deputy Secry," [1824], No. 46, 13 1/4 x 46 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, June 29, 1824, Colebrook, Lebanon County, LR 38032 to Lancaster County; across Susquehanna at Marietta into York County; to US 30 near Hallam. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 27, 1824, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 8, p. 258.

E-47 "Draught of a State Road leading from the Swan tavern, in Chester County through the Borough of Strasburg, to the City of Lancaster, laid out in pursuance of an Act of Assembly of the 11th April 1825 Recd into Secys office, Augst 5th 1825," [1825], No. 47, 9 1/4 x 61 1/2, ink on paper (1 item), Also: State Road from Lancaster to the Swan Tavern, August 8, 1825 filed," No. 47, 9 1/2 x 63, ink on tracing cloth (1 item)

a) Map, beginning at intersection LR 15064 and 15065, Chester County, LR 15064 to Lancaster County; LR 36078 to Gap, PA 741 to Strasburg, then direct course to Lancaster.
b) Report and courses, 16 3/4 x 20 3/4, July 20, 1825, Act of Assembly, April 11, 1825.
c) Map, (tracing), of a) above.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 11, 1825, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 8, p. 432, Section 6.

E-48 "Report to the Governor by Jno Myers, Wm Robinson and Thomas Crosby, Commissioners, of the courses and distances of a Road from Broad Street in the Town of Cambridge in Lanr Coy to intersect the Valley Road at or near the woods West of the Masion (sic) of John Cross the 2nd of Septr 1825," No. 48, 7 1/2 x 12 1/4, ink on paper (1 item)

Map (with part of envelope addressed to the Secretary) showing road from Cambridge, Lancaster County, south and southeast into Chester County (less than one mile). Ref: Act of Assembly, April 11, 1825, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 8, p. 432, Section 8.

E-49 "Draft of the Courses and Distances of a State Road leading from the Borough of Orwigsburg in Schuylkill County to Stetlers Tavern in Montgomery County to intersect the Reading and Perkiomen Turnpike, surveyed and laid out under the authority of an Act of Assembly of the 5th of April 1826 by Daniel Oyster, John Wanner, and William Bock, Commissioners, Report dated the 23d of Decr 1826," No. 49, 39 x 147 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, December 23, 1826, from Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, PA 925 to McKeansburg, LR 53013 and 53081 to Berks County, LR 06129 and township road to Greenawalt and Klinesville, chiefly township roads to Kutztown; through Lobachsville, Gablesville, Boyertown to Montgomery County; PA 73 and county road to Limerick Square. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 5, 1826, P.L. 209, Section 9.

E-50 "Draft of the courses and distances of a State road leading from the borough of Kutztown in Berks County by Hynrmas Store House, and Paegersville in Lehigh County to Mauch Chunk in Northampton County," [1827], No. 50, 25 3/4 x 97 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, July 28, 1827, Kutztown, Berks County; US 222, township road, LR 06137 to Lehigh County; LR 39065, township road to Hynemansville, LR 39066, 39063 to Pleasant Corners, LR 39061, township road, LR 39108, township road to Lehigh Furnace, township road north to Carbon County; township road to Ashfield, LR 13004, 13002 to Lehighton, US 309 to Mauch Chunk. Ref: Act of Assembly, February 23, 1827, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 9, p. 268, Section 1.

E-51 "Draft of a State road with courses and distances, Beginning on the Welsh Mountain in Chester County where the Waynesburg and Downingstown road intersects, from thence by Morgan Town on the Conestoga Turnpike by Joanna Furnace and by Scarlet's Mill to intersect the Philadelphia road at or near Birdsborough tavern in Berks County, laid out by Evan Evan, Robert Laverty, and Malachi Happenset, under the 9th sect. of the Act of the 16th of April 1829," No. 51, 6 1/4 x 69 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, June 9, 1829, beginning LR 15147 and 15151 intersection, Chester County; across eastern top of Lancaster County to Berks County; township road northwest to Morgantown, LR 06089m 06090, etc., to PA 482, approximately PA 482 and 82 to Birdsboro. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 16, 1829, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 10, p. 351, Section 9.

E-52 "Draft of a Road with courses and distances, beginning at the East Corner of Christian Musser's timber land in Lancaster County, near the Marietta turnpike, West of Jacob Gamber's Tavern, from thence to Maytown, through Bainbridge to Rankin's ferry, from thence to Lewisburg in York County, from thence to Lisburn, in Cumberland County, and from thence to Carlisle, in the same county, having respect to the best road, etc. laid out under the 5th Section of the Act of the 16th of April 1829, by George Ferree, John Greesinger, and Samuel Ruby," No. 52, 13 x 162 1/4, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map, October, 1829, beginning in PA 340, southeast of Newtown, Lancaster County; township road through Newtown to Maytown, PA 241 to Bainbridge, PA 441 to Collins Station "Rankins Ferry;" cross to York Haven "New Haven," York County; PA 24 to Newberrytown, Lewisberry, Navoo, LR 66103, PA 114 to Lisburn, Cumberland County, and Bowmansdale, LR 21013 past Salem Church, township road northwest and west to PA 641, by this to Carlisle. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 16, 1829, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 10, p. 350, Section 5.

E-53 "Draft of a State road with courses and distances leading from Easton, Northampton County, by the nearest and best route to Lumberville, in Bucks County, and thence the nearest and best route to the Cheltenham and Willowgrove turnpike road, at or near the Village of Willowgrove in Montgomery County, laid out by James M. Porter, Samuel Hart and John H. Hill, under the 3rd section of the Act of 6th April 1830, page 223," No. 53, 15 1/2 x 67, ink on paper (1 item)

a) Map, Easton, Northampton County; US 611 to Bucks County, and through Monroe, PA 32 through Lumberville, LR 09059 and PA 263 into Montgomery County, Willow Grove.
b) Commissioners affirmation and oath, 8 x 13 1/4, June 17, 1830.
c) Report, 7 3/4 x 12 3/4, November 11, 1830.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 6, 1830, P.L. 223, Section 3.

E-54 "Return . . . and Draft of the Courses and Distances of a State Road from the Union Furnace, Berks Coy, to near Foglesville in Lehigh Coy laid out and marked by H. Reagan, George S. Eisenhoot and Jacob Wannemaker, Commissioners appointed to said Wouk in and by an Act of Assembly of the third day of April last, Septr 6th 1830," No. 54, 8 1/4 x 50 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, September 6, 1830, Berks County, beginning at intersection of LR 06129 and 06170; LR 06129 to Albany, township road and LR 06134 to Wessnersville, township road east into Lehigh County; township road east to Steins Corner, LR 39066 to Hymensville, township road and LR 39047 to LR 39084 intersection. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 3, 1830, P.L. 176, Section 6.

E-55 "Draft of a State Road with Courses and distances from the Bridge over the River Delaware at New Hope, Bucks County, through Doylestown over the new Bridge at Norristown, Montgomery County, through West Chester to the State Line in a direction toward Baltimore in the State of Maryland, under the Act of the 6th April 1830," No. 55, 48 x 94 1/2, ink and water color on paper (1 item) Also: "Draft of a State Road from Joseph B. Walkers to the Paoli Tavern in Chester Coy by a part of the road from New Hope to the Maryland line in a direction towards Baltimore, Recd into the Secretary's Office the 24th of April 1833," No. 55, 24 3/4 x 23 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, New Hope, Bucks County, US 202 across Montgomery County to West Chester, Chester County; PA 842, except township road west of East Branch Brandywine, through Unionville to PA 841; LR 15173 to PA 926, this and US 122 to Oxford; LR 15005 and PA 272 to Lancaster County; LR 36020, PA 172, US 222 to State Line. On heavy brittle paper, torn in two, damaged. Courses and report, December 29, 1830, 10 x 15 3/4 (8 sheets); Courses and report, draft of review, Willistown and East Goshen Townships, Chester County, June 4, 1832, 12 1/2 x 15 3/4 and 7 3/4 x 13 (2 sheets); Report and draft of review, Chester County, US 202, Centerville - Paoli, August 19, 1833, 24 3/4 x 23 1/2 (1 item) Ref: Act of Assembly, April 6, 1830, P.L. 247, Section 1.

E-56 "Return of the courses and distances of a Road commencing at the Junction of the Philadelphia and Great Bend and Easton and Belmont Turnpike Roads in Pike County to the public Road leading from Priceburgh to the Delaware Water Gap in the County of Northampton, August 29, 1831, see Act of the 26th of April 1829, Received the 29th of April 1831," No. 56, 8 x 83, ink on paper (1 item)

Map begins Monroe County, PA 90, Stites Bridge to Mount Pocono; Report and courses, June 16, 1831, 6 1/2 x 8 (4 sheets). Ref: Act of Assembly, April 16, 1829, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 10, p. 350, Section 6.

E-57 "Return and Draft of the Courses and Distances of a State Road beginning at the Welsh Mountain in Chester County where the Waynesburg and Downings Town Road intersects, from thence across Morgan Town and the new Bridge across the River Schuylkill to the Borough of Reading the County of Berks, see Act of Assembly of the Session of 1831, Received August 29th 1831," No. 57, 9 x 89 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, August 26, 1831, See No. 51 above, Chester and Lancaster Counties; in Berks County, from Morgantown by LR 06089, 06090, then west to US 122 south of Plowville; US 122 to Reading. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 1, 1833, P.L. 300, Section 2.

E-58 "Draft of a State road from Schuylkill Haven across Schuylkill Bridge to a State road leading from Reherersburg to Hamburg where a public road from Bernville intersects the same, 19th Novr 1831, laid out by Jonathan Miller, Henry Stager, etc., pr of 2 Apl 1831," No. 58, 8 1/4 x 26, 8 1/4 x 13 1/4, ink on paper (2 sheets)

Map from Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, southeast, partly by township roads, west of Auburn and into Berks County west of south to township road leading to LR 06030, and US 22 at Shartlesville. Report and courses, November 19, 1831 (2 sheets. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 2, 1831, P.L. 394, Section 1.

E-59 "Draft of a State Road with courses and Distances, beginning at the Borough of Pottsville, in the County of Schuylkill, through Carbondale, thence to Danl Herb's tavern, thence to Jonathan Reitzel's tavern and thence to the public road, leading from Sunbury to Harrisburg, at or near Fisher's ferry, laid out by John Malick, Saml B. Fisher and Henry Stager, under the Act of 1st Apl 1831, page 282, Recd into the Secrys office 12th December 1831," No. 59, ink on paper 6 1/2 x 150 (1 item)

Map, report and courses, July 11, 1831, from Pottsville, Schuylkill County; LR 53043 to Minersville, LR 53056, except southeast of Buck Run, 53059, and 53043 to Taylorville, 53061 into Eldred Township, township road, parallel PA 891 northwest and southwest to Pitman "Zimmerman or Waynesboro," 53052 to Northumberland County; LR 49010 through Red Cross, 336 Spur and township roads northwest past Otto, Kneass, west and north to LR 49019, by this and PA 14 to Fishers Ferry. Endorsement, 6 1/4 x 8 1/4. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 1, 1831, P.L. 282, Section 1.

E-59.5 "Draft of a State Road, beginning at the Centre turnpike in the Borough of Pottsville in Schuylkill County, passing Bell's Saw Mills etc. to Mauch Chunk in Northampton County, laid out by Francis Weiss, Matthew Brooke Buckley and Jacob Reed under the 4th section of the Act of the 14th March 1829, entitled an Act authorizing the laying out certain State Roads, page 86, Recd the 11th Feby 1831," No. 70 - No. 59 1/2, 9 x 182 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, beginning Pottsville, Schuylkill County, US 209 through Port Carbon, New Philadelphia, Patterson, Tuscarora; up north side Panther Creek, cross to south side Slum Creek, into Carbon County; approximately LR 13033 to Mauch Chunk. Report and courses, September 2, 1830, 8 1/4 x 12 3/4 (9 sheets). Ref: Act of Assembly, March 19, 1829, P.L. 299, Section 4.

E-60 "Draft of a State Road from Patrick Murphy's in Lancaster Coy to Danl Spencers in Berks Coy, 23d Augt 1828, Received into the Secrys office the 12th of March 1832, James Trimble, Deputy Secy," No. 60, 12 1/2 x 15, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, August 23, 1828, beginning Lancaster County, LR 36054 from PA 23 to Berks County; LR 06091 and 06089 to US 122, south of Plowville. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 10, 1828, Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, vol. 10, p. 131, Section 1.

E-61 "Draft of a State road with Courses and distances, Beginning at or near the public House of Amos kinzer on the Downingstown, Ephrata and Harrisburg turnpike, in Lancaster County, and thence to the old Lancaster road, at or near the new bridge over the Schuylkill at Garbers Ferry, laid out by Wm Hiester, David Ludwig, Jonas Rothrock and Samuel O. Jacobs, see Oct 4th of May 1832, page 452-3, Recd Decr 15th 1832," 13 x 71, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, beginning Blue Ball, Lancaster County; PA 23, PA 73 to Berks County same general route to Reading. Report and courses, September 15, 1832, 8 1/2 x 13 1/2 (5 sheets). Ref: Act of Assembly, May 4, 1832, P.L. 452, Section 1.

E-62 "Draft of a State Road from the Town of Tamaque in Schuylkill Coy to Mifflinburg in Cambria County, laid out by John Franklin, Ezra S. Hayhurst and John Brown under the 10th Section of the Act of 14th April 1834, See pamphlet Laws page 440," No. 62, 12 x 244, report, 12 x 15 1/4 attached, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map, with report attached, October 31, 1834, approximately route beginning at Tamaqua, Schuylkill County; PA 29, 45, 924, 142; cross near Catawissa Branch Reading Railroad into Columbia County; here approximately line of Shumans P.O,, Mifflin Crossroads, LR 19092 and 19023 to Mifflinville. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 14 1834, P.L. 440, Section 10.

E-63 "Draft of a State Road from the borough of Lebanon in Lebanon County to Churchtown in Lancaster Coy by way of Sheaferstown and Reamstown laid out by Jacob Hibshman, John Thome and Tobias Kreider under the Act of 13th April 1834," No. 63, 15 1/2 x 117, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

Map, September 9, 1834, beginning Lebanon, Lebanon County; US 422, PA 897 through Schaefferstown into Lancaster County; township road to LR 36176 by this and LR 36047 to Reamstown, LR 36013, 36053 to Churchtown on PA 23. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 14, 1834, P.L. 382, Section 1.

E-64 "A Draft of a State Road from the Bethlehem and Sumbey Town Road in Lehigh County to the Bethlehem and Philadelphia Road in Bucks County to the Bethlehem and Philadelphia Road in Bucks County, see Act of Assembly of the 10th of April 1835, August 6th 1835," No. 64, 10 1/2 x 22 3/4, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, June 20, 1835, township road southeast from Locust Valley, Lehigh County into Bucks County; here southeast and east to PA 312, north of Zionhill. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 10, 1835, P.L. 155, Section 1.

E-65 "State Road From Fridensburg in Schuylkill County Via Pine Grove, John Harper's, in Lebanon County, on the Harrisburg and Jonestown road, Recd Decr 21, 1835," No. 65, 22 1/2 x 89, ink and water color on paper (1 item), Also: Report and courses, 13 1/4 x 60 1/4, ink on paper (1 item)

a) Map, beginning Friedensburg, Schuylkill County; PA 443 into Lebanon County; PA 443 and 343 to Harpers Tavern. Fine map by John Dreher "bee" monogram, surveyed September 1835.
b) Report and courses, September 29, 1835.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 14, 1834, P.L. 439, Section 4; April 14, 1835, P.L. 269, Section 16.

E-66 "Draft of a State road, beginning in the road leading from the City of Philadelphia, to Chadd's ford in Nether Providence township, Delaware County, Pa., thence by Chadd's ford and New London Cross roads towards the City of Baltimore to the Maryland State Line. December 30th 1836. Received and filed in the Secretary's Office," No. 66, 15 1/4 x 81, ink on paper (1 item), Also: Report and courses, 8 x 12 3/4, ink on paper (8 sheets)

Map, beginning in Media, Delaware County; US 1 into Chester County and on to Avondale; township road, LR 15166, 15200, and 15008 to Maryland line. Report and courses, December 27, 1836. Ref: Act of Assembly, May 25, 1836, P.L. 508, Section 2.

E-67 "Draft of a State Road from Howell's Mills, seven miles north of Easton on Delaware River in Northampton County to pass near the west end of Belvidere Bridge, over that river and through Stroudsburg in Monroe County, and by White's Haven on the River Lehigh, to a point on the Susquehanna and Lehigh turnpike road between Beaver Meadow in Northampton and Conynghamtown in Luzerne County, filed in the Secretary's Office Dec. 19, 1838," No. [67], 37 x 82 1/2; report, November 24, 1838, 7 1/2 x 12 1/4, ink on tissue paper (2 items)

Map, beginning Martins Creek, Northampton County; PA 709 to Riverton, LR 48073, US 46 and 611 into Monroe County; and on to Bartonville; township road past Appenzell to LR 45074, this Appl. 3760, LR 54042, township road, LR 45055 to Merwinsburg, LR 45043 to Carbon County, across county, apparently not identical with LR 13018, to White Haven, Luzerne County; PA 940 to Freeland, county road and PA 293 to Conyngham. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 16, 1838, P.L. 639, Section 8.

E-68 "Renew of part of the State Road leading from Allentown to West Chester, viz: that part lying between Allentown, Lehigh County, and Pottstown, Montgy Co., June 19th 1843, filed in Secrys Office Jany 1844 J.B.R.," No. 68, 23 x 79 1/2; report, 10 x 15 1/2, ink and printers cuts for houses on paper (2 items), Also" ["Draft of a road from Allentown, Lehigh County . . . to West Chester, Chester County, undated], No. 68, 24 x 111 1/2; report, 12 1/4 x 15 attached, ink on paper (2 items)

a) Map, report, June 19, 1843, Allentown - Pottstown, Lehigh, Berks, Montgomery Counties; chief cange is from Shimerville, Lehigh County, approximately LR 39017 to Berks County; LR 06014 past Seisholtzville "Seasholls," Huff Church.
b) Map with report attached, December 20, 1839, Allentown, Lehigh County; approximately PA 29 to Emmaus "Emause," township road to Shimerville "Shimers Ville," Sigmund into Berks County; Harlem, LR 06014 and 06095 through Dale to PA 100, and by this to Montgomery County; through Pottstown to Chester County still on PA 100 to West Chester. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 16, 1839,P.L. 118, Section 1.

E-69 "Report and Draft of a State Road from Mechanicsville in Philadelphia County to Dunk's ferry in Bucks County, Returned to and filed in the Sectys Office Jan. 11, 1840," No. 69, 12 1/2 x 21 3/4, ink and water color on paper (1 item)

a) Map, road near present Byberry, Bucks County; surveyed September 5, 1839 by John Foulkrode.
b) Report and courses, September 19, 1839.
Ref: Act of Assembly, June 24, 1839, P.L. 420, Section 27.

E-70 [From the House of Hugh Robinson, deceased, Lancaster County, via William Comptons . . . to J. Miller's Mill, Chester County, 1841], [No. 70], 10 x 15 1/2, brown and blue ink on paper (1 item)

Map, September 9, 1841, short road through Cambridge, in Lancaster and Chester Counties. Ref: Act of Assembly, May 7, 1841, P.L. 377, Section 8.

E-71 [From Sheafferstown, Lebanon County, via Rist's Mill to Manheim in Lancaster County, undated], No. 71, 15 1/4 x 58 3/4, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, September 20, 1841, from Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, by LR 38021 and township road southwest to Lancaster County; township roads, etc. through Penryn to Manheim. Ref: Act of Assembly, May 6, 1841, P.L. 360, Section 2.

E-72 "Draft of a State Road from Downingtown to the Delaware State Line, filed in Secretary's Office December 28, 1843," No. 72, 10 1/2 x 105, ink on paper (1 item), Also: "State Road from Downingtown to the Delaware State Line, Sept. 1 AD 1843 filed," Copy, [No. 72], 12 x 108 1/2, ink on cloth (1 item), And: "State Road from Kennett turnpike at Delaware State Line to Downingtown, filed in Secrys Office Octr 1844 J.B.R.," No. 74, 7 3/4 x 12 1/2, ink on paper (10 sheets)

a) Map, from Downingtown, Chester County via Parkersville to Delaware State Line where the Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike terminates.
b) Map, same as above.
c) Report and courses, August 31, 1843.
Ref: Act of Assembly, April 24, 1843, P.L. 362, Section 12.

E-73 "Sketch of Route of State Road from New Castle to Jacob Rapps, in Schuylkill County filed in Secretary's Office June 4th 1844," No. 73, 12 x 35 1/2, ink and water color on paper (1 item), Also: "Survey of State Road, commencing at a stake on North side of Centre Turnpike - 20 chains (of 4 rods each) from 41st mile stone, and 160 chains from Raber's Hotel in the town of New Castle, Schuylkill County, Pa., No. 73, 7 3/4 x 12 3/4, ink on paper (6 sheets)

Map, Schuylkill County, route unmarked by present roads; beginning New Castle, west of St. Clair, across Schuylkill at mouth of Mud Run, north across Mahanoy, Shenandoah Creeks, end at "Rapptown," near present Ringtown. Courses, [undated and unsigned], filed June 4, 1844. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 5, 1843, P.L. 160, Sections 20-26.

E-74 See E-72 above.

E-75 "Draft of a State Road in Lancaster County from the public road leading from Churchtown etc. etc.," [undated], [No. 75], 11 1/2 x 12 1/2, ink on paper (1 item)

Map, July 25, 1844, short road across Lancaster - Chester County line south of US 322, north of No. 70 above. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 22, 1844, P.L. 330, Section 3.

E-76 "Review of a State Road in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Augt 1846, filed Augt 25th 1846, F.C. Petrikin, D.S.C.," No. 76, 7 3/4 x 12 1/2 (1 item); 7 3/4 x 23 (1 item), ink on paper (2 items)

Review, August 18, 1846, of part of No. 72 above; section about Parkersville, Chester County. Refg: Act of Assembly, February 18, 1846, P.L. 51, Section 7.

E-77 Not transferred to custody of Division of Public Records.

E-78 [From the Borough of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, via McKeansburg, Focht's forge . . . to intersect the public road leading from Easton to Mauch Chunk at or near the house of John Dieter Bowman, Carbon County, undated], No. 78, 8 x 151 (1 item), Also: "State Road from Orwigsburg to Mauch Chunk," [undated], filed December 31st 1846, No. 78, 7 3/4 x 12 1/2, ink on paper (4 sheets)

Map, approximately PA 925, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, to Bowmanstown, Carbon County, surveyed August 17-24, 1846 by Oliver Musselman. Report and courses, August 24, 1846. Ref: Act of Assembly, April 10, 1846, P.L. 286, Section 1.

E-79 "State Road From West Chester to Phoenixville in Chester County, 1847, filed Oct. 22, 1847," No. 79, 11 1/2 x 67 1/2, ink and water color on paper (1 item), Also: Report, 7 3/4 x 12 1/4, ink on paper (3 sheets)

Map, report, October 15, 1847, PA 29, Chester County, West Chester - Phoenixville. Ref: Act of Assembly, March 8, 1847, P.L. 262, Section 1.

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