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Negative copy of the Map of Tennessee from Colton's atlas showing towns, roads, streams and railroads. A sketch of the Capitol is in the top left corner.
Joseph Hutchins Colton was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, on July 5, 1800. In 1830 he moved to New York City to establish his publishing and mapmaking firm. His company was known for using engraved steel plates, instead of wax, which created a higher quality product. Colton's Atlas of the World was first published in 1855 in two volumes, until it was consolidated into one General Atlas in 1857. The Colton cartography and publishing company, J. H. Colton & Co., was an industry leader until Colton's death in 1890.
- Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893
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- Tennessee State Library & Archives
Memphis and Ohio Railroad Company
Mississippi Central Railroad Company (1852-1877)
Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company
Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company
East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company
Cities & towns
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- Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893. Colton's Tennessee. 1861. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/10000. (Accessed November 20, 2019.)
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- Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893, (1861) Colton's Tennessee. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/10000
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- Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/10000>.