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Plan of the City of Richmond Drawn from Actual Survey and Original Plans
Original Author: Micajah Bates
Created: 1835
Medium: Map

Plan of the City of Richmond Drawn from Actual Survey and Original Plans

This detailed 1835 plan of Richmond created by Micajah Bates, the surveyor of the city, includes a key at left to the location of the important sites and buildings in town—among them the Capitol, churches of various denominations, banks, tobacco inspection sites, hotels, taverns, marketplaces, theaters, and jails. At the far northern edge of the city, next to one another from left to right, are the city's poorhouse, a cemetery for Jews, a graveyard for "free people of colour," and a cemetery for slaves. The major commercial district in the city is clustered along the banks of the James River and around the Capitol.

Citation: Plan of the City of Richmond Drawn from Actual Survey and Original Plans. G3884 .R5 1835 .B37. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

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