City Directories and History: Architect, Mr. Robert Mills was hired by the State of S.C. to create accurate maps of the state’s districts. In turn, he employed knowledgeable surveyors to survey the local areas, from which he created his finished maps of S.C., districts or counties. This resulted in accurate maps of roads, streams, and cities located in each. Click on the More Information / Enlargeable links, (found under the picture column), for an enlargeable county map, a history of Robert Mill’s survey of S.C. counties, written by Gene Waddell in 1980, an index to the names listed on the maps, and enlargeable quadrants for conducting in depth research.
“Marmaduke Coate surveyed Lexington, Newberry, and Richland Districts. One thousand dollars was paid for the Lexington survey in August, 1819, and although the manuscript is unsigned, the 1821 printed version has his full name, the Atlas plate has “M. Coate,” and the inscriptions on the manuscript are in the same hand as his large-scale survey of Richland. The Lexington survey includes a street plan of Granby that is not reproduced in the Atlas. The 1821 edition was handsomely engraved by James Wood and printed by Wright and Smith. This version is more detailed than the Atlas plate, including distances between each change in road direction and additional place names. Coate was paid $800 for the Newberry map on 25 November, 1819. The manuscript is not known to survive, nor is a copy of the 1821 version that was also printed by Wright and Smith. On 28 April, 1820, Coate received $1,200 for the Richland survey. It has a minutely detailed plan of Columbia’s streets that is not reproduced in the Atlas. This survey and the other two required relatively little revision to be included in the Atlas.” Information from: Mill’s Atlas of South Carolina – 1825, Southern Historical Press, 1980
R&R has also taken individual county maps and created a list of their recorded sites, allowing R&R’s users, faster access to historic data. Each of the More Information links opens items connected to the Mill’s map of this county. The last four are those related to Quadrants 1-4. Names within each quadrant are listed below:
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