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Historic Railroad Map of Ohio - 1851

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1W-OH-RR-1851
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2.00 pounds
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Railroad and Township Map of Ohio.

Cleveland was founded in the late 1700's on the shores of Lake Erie, near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. With the addition of several canals and effective railroad lines in the early 1800's, Cleveland quickly became an important manufacturing location.

Cleveland was incorporated as a city in 1836. It was then conveniently connected with the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Erie Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Gulf of Mexico, along the Mississippi River. The city was an important transport point for Minnesota iron ore and other raw materials being moved across the Great Lakes.

By 1850, as railroads continued to add mileage, the canal's use and maintenance began to decline.

Toledo was founded along the west bank of the Maumee River in 1833. Toledo grew as a canal junction town, as the Miami and Erie Canal and other connecting canals merged there. Later with its position along the railway between New York and Chicago, Toledo prospered greatly.

By the mid-1800's the town maintained several furniture manufacturers, a number of carriage makers and a variety of breweries. Toledo was a major glassmaking town during that era, producing windows, bottles and glass art.

When the railroads began to replace the canals as the preferred method of transportation, Toledo became a prominent center for several railroad companies.

Columbus was founded near the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers. When Ohio earned statehood in 1803 Columbus was named state capital. In 1850 the Columbus and Xenia Railroad reached Columbus, and the next year the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad arrived. The two railroads shared use of the Union Station at Columbus.

This detailed map of Ohio was published in 1851 by Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. It displays cities, towns, waterways, roads and railroads. Ohio county population list appears in the upper left.

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