Maps of the Bluegrass and Nashville Basin

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Maps of the Bluegrass & Nashville Basin

Historical maps can tell us a lot not only about where things are on the planet, but also our attitudes toward landscapes.

The wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection provides an opportunity to view a large number of maps since the very beginning of exploration of North America.  The David Rumsey maps are georectifiied, meaning that they have been carefully overlaid on current maps such as Google Earth so that latitude and longitude are approximately correct.  This allows us to compare the remarkable accuracy of historical maps.

The collection of maps below was imported from the David Rumsey Map Collection, overlaid on Google Earth and focused on the Bluegrass.   Click on the maps for a larger view or a slideshow.