Map Showing the Land Grands of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, and Little Rock and Rort Smith Railways in Arkansas.
1885 (undated) 13.5 x 16.5 in (34.29 x 41.91 cm)
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This is an 1885 Map of Arkansas published by the Land Department of the Iron Mountain Railway in Little Rock, Arkansas. The map depicts the region from the Indian Territory to Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi and from Missouri to Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. As railroads are this map's focus, each rail line is highlighted in dark red, allowing the viewer to easily identify where the rail lines are located within the state. A lighter shade of red emanates outward along both sides of most of the rail lines, illustrating where land grants from the railroads are located and available for purchase. This particular map is accompanied by a letter from Mr. S.L. Kay to a Mr. E.F. Hanson concerning his inquiry about purchasing a large amount of land for 'colonization'. Mr. Kay included a small map of a plat of land near the main line of the Iron Mountain Railway and the town of Redfield, Arkansas, that he proposed Mr. Hanson purchase at a wholesale rate.
Counties throughout the state of Arkansas are illustrated and shaded different colors to allow for easy differentiation. Myriad cities and towns throughout the state are labeled, including Fort Smith and Little Rock. Other major regional cities that are labeled include Memphis and Texarkana.
This map was issued by the Land Department of the Iron Mountain Railway in 1885.
Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso. Accompanied by original binder.