Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
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Copy of the survey map Moses Bank made of the marshland in 1787. He had surveyed the land which would now be between Nonesuch and Scarborough Rivers. Because Route 1 did not exist at that time, his survey went as far north as the present day Payne Road. He presented it to Judge Southgate for approval. This survey was so well done that it later was put on the Registry of Deeds of Cumberland County once Maine became an independent state in 1820. It was helpful to the land owners who had property near the marsh. It clearly showed them whether or not their land included marsh land. This survey, nearly 80 years later, was used to help the owners of the various dike companies to know the location and owners of the various lots. This particular image was likely produced between 1850-1870.
About This Item
- Title: Moses Banks Map, Scarborough, 1787
- Creator: Banks, Moses
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: 1787
- Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Paper and ink
- Dimensions: 58.4 cm x 91.4 cm
- Collection: Maps
- Object Type: Text and Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Scarborough (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Cardinal points
For more information about this item, contact:Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
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