This is a web archive. This display was shown in 2009
display looks at Hampshire County's development from serveral
perspectives. There are copies of colonial maps showing the area from
early settlement (Lord Fairfax's Northern Neck Proprietary) to
establishment of the county. Then there are modern maps showing the extent
of modern development. The display also shows maps of early industrial
development seen in the coming of the Railroad; this includes both Sanborn
fire maps of the depot area and the engineering drawings for the Romney
This photo shows two large Civil War maps of Hampshire County by Union Lt. John Meigs on the center boards. To the left is the series of county boundary maps created for this display and maps of the railroad that provided such an economic stimulous for the county. There are also maps showing location of buildings in Romney.
With about fifty maps in the display there was the need to use every available hanging space in the display area of the Bottling Works. Here is the back hallway filled with more maps. The large boards shown in the photo above were installed because the display room did not have enough wall space to hang everything.