Historic Map - Jackson, TN - 1870

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View of Jackson, Madison County, T.N., 1870 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.

This bird’s-eye view print of Jackson, Tennessee was drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Chicago Lith. Co. in 1870. Jackson was established in the 1800's as a railroad junction town which also held important railroad repair shops.

The Mobile & Ohio Railroad eventually reached Jackson in 1858. This key transportation line suffered greatly during the American Civil War due to constant sabotage. In the years following the war, Jackson maintained as an agricultural center with important railroad yards and railroad connections.

The image, looking north west, includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad routes. It features inset illustrations of the Court House and West Tennessee College.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  • Court House.
  • County Jail.
  • Market House.
  • M. & O. R. R. Depot.
  • M. C. R. R. Depot.
  • Cemetery.
  • Machine Shops.
  • Flour & Feed Mills.
  • Foundry & Machine Shop.
  • Novelty Works.
  • Wagon & Carriage Shops.
  • Livery Stables.
  • Tannery.
  • Masonic Hall.
  • College.
  • Female Seminary.
  • Academy Immaculate.
  • Baptist Church.
  • Christian Church.
  • Episcopal Church.
  • 1st Methodist Church.
  • 2nd Methodist Church.
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
  • Presbyterian Church.
  • R. Catholic Church.
  • Colored Church.

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