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May 16, 1861

Dutton. New map of Kentucky and Tennessee..., 1861

Dutton. New map of Kentucky and Tennessee..., 1861

On May 16, 1861, the state of Tennessee was formerly admitted into the Confederate States of America. The state of Kentucky, located to the north of Tennessee, did not secede from the Union.

Published in 1861, E.P. Dutton’s New map of Kentucky and Tennessee from authentic reports of county surveyors throughout the states… depicts the two states and includes information vital to military planners. The map shows the locations of post offices, grist and saw mills, mineral and salt works, iron and lead mines, mines and caves, river ford locations and landings, ferries and bridges, roads, plank roads, and both proposed and finished railroad lines in both states.

The red and blue annotated lines on the map refer to the “Great National Military Railroad” (blue) and the “Great National Military Road” (red). The former is a series of commercial railroad lines while the latter is a proposed road linking Nicholasville, Kentucky and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Map Citations

Dutton, E.P. New map of Kentucky and Tennessee from authentic reports of county surveyors throughout the states of Kentucky and Tennessee with a new key for measuring distances and specifying localities. Cincinnati, Middleton Strobridge & Co., c1861. 1 map, col., 82 x 129 cm.
Catalog record: http://lccn.loc.gov/99447351