Maps and Images
of New Philadelphia, Illinois

1998 Aerial Photograph
with Approximate Overlay of Town Lots

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This excerpt of an April, 1998 aerial photograph from the U.S. Geological Survey, shows the landscape on which New Philadelphia was located. Approximate graphic depictions of the town lots and streets, as platted by Free Frank McWorter in 1836, have been overlain onto this aerial photo. The Center for Heritage Resource Studies presents preliminary findings of historic-period artifacts collected from parts of the surface of agricultural fields that now cover the terrain on which New Philadelphia was once located. Use the links below to compare this photo with other aerial images and recent topographic maps.

aerial photograph with town lot overlay

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey, Aerial Photographs Collection; D. W. Ensign, Atlas Map of Pike County, Illinois, Davenport, Iowa: Andreas, Lyter & Co., 1872, p. 84, from 1976 Unigraph reprint; Pike County Deed Book, Vol. 9, p. 183 (1836); Juliet E. K. Walker, Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier, University Press of Kentucky, 1983, p. 104.
Compare this 1998 photo with 1939 and 2005 aerial photographs:
1939 aerial photo
1939 aerial photo with town lot overlay
1998 aerial photo
1998 aerial photo with town lot overlay (above)
2005 aerial photo
Compare these aerial photos with 1990 topographic maps:
Larger scale map
Medium scale map
Closer scale map

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