New Digital Collection, Historical County Plat Maps from South Central Wisconsin and Early Madison City Directories

August 27th, 2007

A collaborative effort of the UW Digital Collections Center and the Madison Public Library brings online access to a collection of historic plat books, city directories and atlases of South Central Wisconsin—specifically Columbia, Dane, Portage and Wood counties. The plat books and atlases can help to elucidate the formation of particular communities.

The early Madison city directories provide information on specific people (addresses and occupations) and businesses in the area during the 1800s and early 1900s.

These particular materials were selected for digitization given frequency of use and fragile condition.

Take a look at:

Historical County Plat Maps from South Central Wisconsin and Early Madison City Directories

http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.MadisonLocHist

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