2.2 Carving Up Town Boundaries

Figure 2.3: Scroll the narrative (or click and use arrow keys) in this interactive map of town borders in Hartford County, Connecticut. From the early 1600s to the late 1880s, local and state government divided the region into 29 separate towns as the European settler population grew. Boundaries shown here are not exact, but approximated from the best available digital sources: UConn Libraries MAGIC historical maps, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at Newberry Library, and the Connecticut State Register and Manual. View historical sources, known issues, and the code for this map, developed by Ilya Ilyankou and Jack Dougherty.13


  1. Ilya Ilyankou and Jack Dougherty, “Map: Town Borders in Hartford County, CT from 1600s to Present,” On The Line, 2017, https://github.com/OnTheLine/otl-town-borders