Croton Area “Driving & Wheeling” Map, 1892

A detail from Colton's driving & wheeling map of the country twenty-five miles north of the city of New York. G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 312 Broadway, New York, 1892. A note in red above the title says: "These maps are particularly intended for the use of Sportsmen, Wheelmen, and Driving Parties, and we respectfully … Continue reading Croton Area “Driving & Wheeling” Map, 1892

Croton Area, 1845

Detail of the Croton area from Fowler's New Map of the Hudson River, 1845.

The “Good and Substantial” Sloop, Fair Play

An ad from the Hudson River Chronicle newspaper, published in Sing Sing, November 2, 1841.

Croton Area, circa 1900

Details from a multi-page Map of the Hudson River, published by Rand McNally. This map may have been issued separately, but the copy used here was inserted in the book The Hudson River, from Ocean to Source by Edgar Mayhew Bacon, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. The Bacon book is available online from Open … Continue reading Croton Area, circa 1900

Croton Area Topographic Map, 1891

Details of the Croton Area from Julius Bien's Atlas of the Metropolitan District and adjacent country comprising the counties of New York, Kings, Richmond, Westchester . . . Published by Julius Bien & Co. New York. 1891.

Croton Area, 1868

Detail from the Town of Cortlandt map from Atlas of New York and vicinity ... by F.W. Beers, published by Beers, Ellis & Soule, New York, 1868. The entire atlas is available online at David Rumsey.

Croton Landing, 1868

Detail from the Town of Cortlandt map from Atlas of New York and vicinity ... by F.W. Beers, published by Beers, Ellis & Soule, New York, 1868. The entire atlas is available online at David Rumsey.

Albany Post Road Through Croton, 1789

Plates 9 and 10 from A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America by Christopher Colles. 1789, showing the Albany Post Road going through Croton. Plate 9, on the top, right side shows the road crossing the Croton River at the Van Cortlandt ferry, continuing north on plate 10. The numbers indicate … Continue reading Albany Post Road Through Croton, 1789

Van Wyck Property Map, 1850

A Map of Property of Phillip C. Van Wyck Esq., surveyed by Thomas C. Cornell in August 1850. Below is a detail showing the Quaker meeting house and cemetery that was along what is now Grand Street, between South Mt. Airy Road and Church Street. The land was purchased in 1797 by Robert Underhill and … Continue reading Van Wyck Property Map, 1850

Croton from the Hudson River, 1845

Detail from William Wade’s 1845 Panorama of the Hudson River. Courtesy of the Westchester Historical Society.