Historic Map - DeWitt, IA - 1868
View of DeWitt, Clinton County, I.A., 1868 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.
This bird’s-eye view print of DeWitt, Iowa was drawn and published by Albert Ruger in 1868. DeWitt is a city north of Davenport which is the seat of government for Clinton County. The mostly agricultural community was named after politician and naturalist DeWitt Clinton. DeWitt was served by the Chicago & North-Western Railroad.
The DeWitt Observer began publishing local business news in 1864.
The map from 1868 includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad route. There are featured inset illustrations of the Court House and Public School.
Features numbered references to the following locations:
- Court House.
- School House.
- C. & N. W. R. R. Depot.
- laning Mill.
- Methodist Church.
- Catholic Church.
- Episcopal Church.
- Baptist Church.
- Congregational Church.
- Presbyterian Church.
- Catholic Cemetery.
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