When I am looking at locals maps I always look at what is most familiar to me. My eyes fall first, to East Nashville, then scan north toward present day Inglewood, Madison, and Goodlettsville to the Sumner County line. So many communities just in that section of the map. The communities of East Nashville, Faro, Maplewood, Ekin, Walton, Madison, Edgefield Junction (with the word Junction left off), Union Hill and Lohman, are listed. A familiar landmark is Taylor's Knob, now the site of Skyline Hospital. The names of many creeks are shown. I continue to examine the entire county, a section at a time.
This map is from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection in the Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at Austin. The library has scanned about one third of the 250,000 maps in the collection.
|Davidson Co. TN, 1901. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.|
Another map of Davidson County on the University of Texas website is this 1929 map of Davidson County.
There is an older map of Davidson County on the Library of Congress website, which can be enlarged and viewed online and also can be downloaded at high resolution. Click the name of the map to view. This is the 1871 Foster's Map of Davidson County.
|Foster's 1871 Map of Davidson County, loc.gov|
Another map from the Library of Congress website, can be enlarged and viewed online and also can be downloaded at high resolution. Click the name of the map to view. This is a 1900 map of Davidson County.