Published in the same year as the landmark Supreme Court ruling Virginia v. West Virginia which created the two states, this stunning pierce of cartographical history, immediately transports the viewer back in time. This separation had long been a source of debate between the counties in northwestern Virginia, who were staunchly pro-Union before the secession of the State in 1861 at the launch of the Civil War.
The 1870s were a period of significant transition for Virginia as the State rebuilt itself from the destruction of the Civil War, and this maps reflection of land ownership and the property owners' names provides a unique insight into the cultural network that was in place. Richmond had been made the capital of the confederacy and been partially burned before the Union's capture of the city in 1865. The State rejoined the Union in 1870 under the leadership of the Committee of Nine; a group appointed to revise the State's Constitution.
County land ownership maps are valuable tools to genealogists and allow historians to create a reconstructed vision of nineteenth-century life. This publication's contributor Matthew Fontaine Maury was a prolific American cartographer and served as a Confederate Navy Officer. The port and Naval bases in Virginia's Newport News and Norfolk are some of the most significant in the United States.
This detailed depiction of the land ownership and property lines is a link to Virginia's rich history and illustrates the populations and notable residents in a period of great transition.
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