By Dorothy Linscott, 1931
By Dorothy Linscott, 1931

Early settlers
Early settlers

Lexington Village, 1775
Lexington Village, 1775

Cambridge-Concord Road
Cambridge-Concord Road

By M. J. Canavan
By M. J. Canavan

Rides of Paul Revere
Rides of Paul Revere

Exhibit 2: Maps

The Worthen Collection includes approximately 100 maps that depict Lexington and surrounding areas from the 1600s through the 1960s. Edwin B. Worthen, Sr. was keenly interested in understanding who lived where and when in Lexington, from the 17th century's colonial land grants to the mid-20th century when new residential developments replaced many of the original homesteads and farms.

In addition to collecting maps, Mr. Worthen created or traced others' maps and surveys to portray property holdings of early settlers and families, as well as early roads. The map collection also includes commercially printed maps and atlases, and some commemorative maps and tourist guides.

To see some interesting examples, click one of the links on the left side of the page.

To search the entire collection, return Home and click on the Search All Exhibits button at the bottom of the page.

Questions? Please contact the Reference Department at 781-862-6288 x. 250, or send an email to askcary@minlib.net.


 

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