Historic Map - Walton, NY - 1887

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Walton, N.Y. 1887. Drawn & published by L. R. Burleigh. Burleigh Litho. Establishment.

This bird's-eye view map of Walton, New York was published by Lucien R. Burleigh in 1887. Walton is a town in the western Catskill Mountains on the Delaware River. It was named after William Walton Jr., a land patentee of King George and founding member of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York. Although Walton received this 22,000 acre land grant from the King of England, when the Revolutionary War began, he took a bold position supporting the colonies, thus alienating himself from many. Following the Revolution the town of Walton was formed by the river as a dairy farm community. Weed's Bridge was built in 1796 and linked Ulster and Otsego Counties, providing an important path for the Kingston mail route.

This panoramic map from 1887 shows buildings, railroad routes and clearly labeled streets.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Congregational Church
  2. M. E. Church
  3. Protestant Episcopal Church
  4. Reformed Presbyterian Church
  5. Baptist Church
  6. United Presbyterian Church
  7. Walton Union School
  8. Village Hall
  9. Walton Novelty Works
10. Armory 33rd Sep. Co. N. G. S. N. Y.
11. N. Y. O. & W. R. R. Depot
12. Walton Dairy Co.
13. Pierson's Creamery
14. Herring & Townsend, Coal Yard
15. Post Office
16. Walton House, P. E. Launt, Prop.
17. Central House, J. M. Loomis, Prop.
18. Hotel Riverside, Thos. Delaney, Prop.
19. Delaware County Bank of Walton
20. Harby Building and Masonic Hall
21. Harby Bros., Stock Yards
22. Tobey & Warner, Tannery
23. Smith & Patchen, Steam Laundry
24. N. O. Flint, Machine Shop and Foundry
25. Sherman & Van Valkenburg, Steam Mill
26. J. M. Lyon's Sash and Blind Factory
27. Bassett Park
28. Lyon Block
29. Metallic Packing Company
30. J. B. Eells & Son, Carriage Works
31. O. J. Eells, Furniture Warerooms
32. L. S. & J. W. St. John, Hardware
33. P. E. Launt, Residence