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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-311

LEHIGH COAL AND NAVIGATION COMPANY Records

Series Descriptions


Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company



Lehigh Canal Maps from the Survey of 1904,
circa 1904-1906.
(1 box)

{series #311m.292} [Holdings]

Unarranged (individual rolled drawings in a long box).

18 rolled, hand-colored linen maps, each measuring approximately from 12 to 30 feet in length, showing the Lehigh Canal along with railroads, industrial facilities, the Lehigh River, neighboring properties and nearby communities. The maps were created for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company's Survey of 1904, which was done to help resolve property boundary disputes. Accordingly, also shown on the maps are details of neighboring properties, including name of owner, deed number, boundary courses and distances, footprints of structures thereon (similar to those found on Sanborn Insurance Maps), and type of land or land use. In addition, full or partial town plans, showing streets, lots and some owners, are shown for communities along the route, including: Easton, Odenwelder, East of Hope, Glendon, Hope, Redington, Republic, Freemansburg to East Allentown, Bethlehem, Hanover Township, Allentown Yard, Allentown Terminal Railway, Treichler, Cherry Ford, Lockport, Slatington, Walnutport, Lehigh Gap, Lizard Creek Junction, Hazard, Parryville, Bowman, Lehighton, Weissport, Packerton, Mauch Chunk, East Mauch Chunk, Coal Port, Nesquehoning Junction, Nesquehoning, Hauto, Tamanend and Hauck's Yard. These maps therefore could be of interest to community historians, genealogists, title researchers, industrial historians and environmental historians in addition to those canal and railroad researchers. The following 18 canal sections are held by the Archives: 1-6, 6A, 9-17A and 17C. Missing are sections 7, 8 and 17B.


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