Historic Map - Norristown, PA - 1881

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View of Norristown, Montgomery County, P.A., 1881 / drawn & published by Packard & Butler.

This panoramic print of Norristown, Pennsylvania was drawn and published by Packard & Butler in 1881. Norristown received their first post office in 1799 with John Davis as postmaster. Norristown was incorporated in 1812 on the east bank of the Schuylkill River and expanded in 1853. It was named after early mill owner Charles Norris. When the Pennsylvania canal system connected Morristown with Philadelphia in 1826, the town prospered as a trade center. Mills began to emerge along the waterways. There were cotton and other textile mills, grist and saw mills, and rolling and nail mills. The railroads further enriched the community when they arrived in the 1830's. Morristown was served by both the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. Morristown is seat of government for Montgomery County.

The view from 1881 includes buildings, factories, farms, covered bridge and dam. It also features inset illustrations of the following:

• Residence of Prof. T. S. G. Lowe.
• C. Heebner. Egypt Flour Mills.
• Washington Woolen Mills. William Watt, Proprietor.
• Stony Creek Rolling Mill.
• Thomas Liversidge. Cotton and Woolen Mills.
• Slemmer Bros. Oil Works.
• Shops and Lecture Rooms of the National Gas Co.
• Montgomery County Courthouse.
• Schuylkill Iron Co. Blast Furnace under Lowe’s Improved Iron Process.
• Agenoria Mills. J. & J. Shaw & Co.
• Norristown Woolen Mill. George Bullock & Co.
• Conshohocken Woolen Mills. George Bullock & Co.
• Jamison Mill. J. & J. Hunter.
• Norristown Fuel Gas Co. First Domestic Fuel Gas Works. Erected under the Lowe Process.
• I. H. Brendlinger Dry Goods & Notions. 80 & 82 Main St.


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