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.
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