Map of Snyder County, Pennsylvania
K. Volkmar, 1858
This is a high-resolution image of a Wall map of Snyder County, PA published in 1858. These wall maps were the precursors of the later County Atlases published for most areas around the Centennial in 1876. These wall maps are exceptionally rare, even more so than the later County Atlases, and are just as useful. This map provides a detail of the township boundaries, towns, roads, railroads, and topography of the county, including streams and mountains. It also relates the location of some of the residents of the county. Around the central map of Snyder County, there are also layouts of the towns of the county: Adamsburg, Beavertown, Centreville (Penn's Creek), Freeburg, Fremont, Middleburg, Port Trevorton, and Selinsgrove. Surrounding the perimeter of the map are illustrations of town views, businesses, or residences of prominent citizens. One final useful feature is a business directory of Snyder County and vicinity, listing dozens of businesses, and businessmen from Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties.