This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the town of Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, from actual survey by E .M. Woodford. It was published by Richard Clark in 1855. Scale [ca. 1:20,000]. Covers a portion of the town of Petersham.
The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (in Feet) (Fipszone 2001) coordinate system. All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map.
This map shows features such as roads, drainage, public buildings, schools, industry locations (e.g. mills, factories, mines, etc.), private buildings with names of property owners, town and district boundaries, and more. Includes list of subscribers, inset of town center, and 14 views of town buildings and residences.
This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of originators, ground condition dates, scales, and map purposes.