Sharing History with Maps

This 1850 map is a recreation of an original 1850 Somerset County map. The area hasn't changed, but towns have forged their own mark on history.

Researching New Jersey and our Somerset Hills Community’s History with Maps

As a historian, maps are one of the greatest sources of information capturing a time and place. These maps are ones we use to research history, find buildings, families, farms, or streets. We often then compare those historic maps to current maps. Then we go on a journey to find that actual location today. Once in a while, we take our research and create maps to give perspective. #readytoremember

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1779 Washington Encampment at Jockey Hollow
and the Basking Ridge Trail
Story – The Hospital Trail
Early Settlers of Somerset Hills

Mr. Local History Story – Early Settlers to the Somerset Hills
Revolutionary War Beacon Towers

Mr. Local History Story – The Beacon Project
Somerset County Historic Landmarks

Mr. Local History Story – Somerset’s most historic sites
New Jersey One Room Schoolhouses

Mr. Local History Story – Historic One Room NJ Schoolhouses
The Bedminster Vanderveer Brothers Map

Mr. Local History Story – Before West Point……
Mansions of the Somerset Hills – The Mountain Colony

Mr. Local History Story – The Somerset Hills Most Famous
Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Mr. Local History Story – Walking Tour
Historic Pub Crawl Tour – Three Tours

Mr. Local History Story – Take a Pub Crawl Tour

Digital Maps – New Jersey

NEW JERSEY 1873 Color
New Jersey 1814 Color Map
Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of New Jersey
The Rochambeau March Map – 1782
Morristown 1779Robert ErskineF. R. S., the Surveyor-General of the Continental Army 
Map GeeksCollection of historic digital Maps of New Jersey
Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pennsylvania

Carey’s 1795 State Map of New Jersey Compiled from the most Authentic Information

Arrowsmith’s 1804 State Map of New Jersey

Carey’s 1814 State Map of New Jersey

Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of New Jersey

Finley’s 1827 State Map of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Tanner’s 1836 State Map of New Jersey

Colton’s 1856 State Map of New Jersey

Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Maps of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware

Digital Maps – Somerset County

1850 – SOMERSET COUNTY – Color – Contributor: Otley, J. W. – Keily, James – Smith, Robert Pearsall – Van Derveer, Lloyd
Date: 1850
1850 – Somerset County – Relief shown by hachures. Inset : Plan of Somerville. Includes names of property owners and 7 views. LC Land ownership maps, 465 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Plan of Somerset County in the province of New Jersey : Copied from the original by Lieut. I. Hills, asst. engr. / survey’d by Benjamin Morgan in 1766.
1781 – Somerset County Survey – John Hills (Surveyor)
Benjamin Morgan (Draftsman)
1935 Bridle Path Map of Somerset and Morris Counties

Digital Maps – Basking Ridge/Bernards Township/ Bernardsville

Liberty Corner Village – Beers 1873
Bernards Township – 1900
Bernards Township – 1953
Liberty Corner 1778
Lord Stirling Property Map c. 1770
Road towards Morristown past Baskenridge Meeting House; and joined Mr. McMurray’s work near Woodard’s Mill.  c 1779
Basking Ridge Presbyterian Cemetery Map – 2012 (search Mr. Local History for list tied to numbers.
Bernards Township Tax Map 2016
Bernards Township Elementary School Map (2017)
Bernardsville 1901 Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps (4) – Library of Congress
Bernardsville 1909 Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps (8) Library of Congress
Bernardsville 1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps (10) Library of Congress

Digital Maps – Bedminster


Additional Map Sites

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