04 June 2015

Google Earth files of the Titus Atlas

I have created beta versions of the files I created of the Titus Atlas in Google Earth. This link will give you a number of different files, each with different features. Download them all or just the ones you're interested in. There are seven different files, each showing different information. All files are in a .kml format which you need Google Earth to view.

Almost everything in the atlas has been electronically converted. I have a file for the roads, but it is very large and still needs work. I did not do any of the waterways or railroads as they did not seem to be done very well originally.

Here are the different files and what they contain:

Businesses: This file contains all of the different types of businesses included in the atlas. There are some that have an owner name with them, unfortunately you can not search for the owner's name. I've also included kilns and quarries in this file.

Cemetery: This file contains all of the cemeteries found in the atlas. It will not include cemeteries that are with churches if it was not labeled that way. There are actually a few small family cemeteries here.

Churches: This file contains all of the churches, I have tried to spell out the type of church it is when I could. I haven't researched all of the abbreviations so some have been left abbreviated.

Features: This file is my catch all file, things I didn't know what to do with because there was only a couple of them, or I had no idea what they really were. The Washington Monument, toll houses, farms and assorted halls are all in this file.

Mills: This file contains all of the mills shown. Some of the mills have owners associated with them, however, like the businesses, the owners name's can't be searched. 

Names: Just like the Google map, this contains all of the names in the atlas. This file is not separated in to different sections like the Google map. There are also some notes, mostly to myself to check spellings and to say when there was a name with no actual mark for where their property was. A few also have 'residence' listed for when they had multiple properties in the area, those are all listed in the atlas and not by me.

Schools: A listing of all the schools in the atlas. Some schools have names and are listed that way.

These files are in beta, which means I'm still somewhat working on them. I want to find better symbols and better ways to label items. Each point will have at least the feature name and district it was in. The Names file is very large, almost 6megs, and looks very crowded. I am unable at this time to turn the labels off as doing so prevents the file from being searched.

Please let me know of any problems you find. I will fix any spelling mistakes, but I will leave any names how they are found on the map. I will however include a note suggesting the correct spelling.

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