Category Archives: Mapping

Downtown Preston, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Downtown Hillsboro, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Downtown Greensboro, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Downtown Denton, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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I walked 5 miles through snow to school

In 1875,
the actual distance was

1.12 miles.


There are 9 public schools in Caroline County today.

In 1875 there were 49 schools.  The average distance between them was 2.24 miles as the crow flies *.

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It’s 1875, By an Act of Congress

Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1875 by John B. Isler in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington DC.

It’s 1875.   Here.

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