(GA- New England City) New England City

Mapmaker: Walker

(GA- New England City) New England City

c. 1890

  • ~Catalog 62~
  • Map of New England City Dade County, GA.

    In a small county in the far northwest corner of the state, an idea was hatched with the investment of some New England patrons to build a town. Just south of neighboring city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, it would be a good sized town with a nice park or two, hotel, numerous manufacturing sites, a rail line, and plenty of lots to buy. This folding map was meant for use by promoters and indeed has some old manuscript notation in pencil by such a person. Such settlement ventures were common in the 19th century, and some were successful, still exist.

    Today Dade County has a population of roughly 16,000 people, there are three towns; Rising Fawn, Trenton, and Wildwood, and there is no evidence of New England City, save for this map

    Condition is good, with some small supportive repairs for corner folds, and light soiling. Image size is 16.25 x 27 (inches)