Explore a Town Map

To find the answers to the questions below, click to this map and zoom in on the town of Orford. Then click on the plus sign below to check your answers to the questions.

To view a similar map for Vermont go to this map at the Harvard Image library.

Which of the following appear on the map:

Meeting Houses?

yes

Falls?

no

Forts?

no

Public Roads?

no

Bridges?

yes

Grist Mills?

yes

Saw Mills?

yes

Fulling Mills?

no

Mountains?

yes

Dwelling Houses?

yes

Grammar Schools?

yes

Court Houses?

yes

Where are the churches and other large public buildings located?

near the Connecticut River

Where are the mills and factories located?

on streams

Do you see anything on this map that would help settlers make their clothes?

No, their are no fulling mills on the map, which means they would have woven and finished their own cloth at home.

Introduction
Who first lived in this area we now call Vermont and New Hampshire
Exploring Wôbanakik, the Abenaki Homeland
Make your own Wôbanakik Map
Where did the first European Settlers come from?
Make your own map of the New England Colonies
One Family’s Story: Trace their Journey
Who settled here and how did they live?
Explore a Town Record
A Home in the Wilderness
What did they do to organize their towns?
Explore a Town Map