Historic Maps

Link to 1867 Beers maps of Fairfield County, including Easton. These maps can be greatly expanded on your tablet or PC to provide tremendous clarity: https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&q=fairfield+county+1867+Beers&search=Go


Link to Library of Congress 1858 Clark Map of Fairfield County including Easton. This map can be greatly expanded to offer a clear picture of individual names of property owners:https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3783f.la000058/?r=0.458,0.533,0.335,0.204,0


Link to the Connecticut State Library maps of the 1934 Aerial Survey done by Fairchild in April of that year. Click on the circle that covers the area you are looking to see, and the photographic plate will come up. These plates can be expanded by clicking on the expand tab in the upper right-hand corner. Scroll your mouse on the expanded plate and the size can be further expanded as much as 500%: https://cdm15019.contentdm.oclc.org/customizations/collection/p4005coll10/pages/maps/maps_1934_easton.html

Example of the 1934 Fairchild Aerial Survey of the Marsh farm on Sport Hill Road. The road to the right is Marsh Road.


Link to the USGS Topographic Map Explorer. This site allows users to superimpose USGS maps that date back as far as the 1890’s over modern day maps of most communities. The gap between Easton’s representation in historical atlas maps spans 1867 to 1931, so the topographical maps done by the USGS in the 1890’s and 19-teens does an excellent job of filling in some of the blanks when it comes to showing long abandoned roads and the addition of many buildings during those years. These maps are best used on a PC where they can be greatly enlarged to cover small areas in greater detail. Simply type in the name of a town, click on the area you wish to view and then choose from a list of available USGS maps that cover that area that are listed below. Note that Easton is covered by two USGS maps with the general dividing line around Center Road. The example below shows a 1915 Danbury area map aligning with a 1893 Norwalk area map, they align perfectly to show Easton c.1893- 1915. A special thanks goes out to HSE patron Noel Quinton for bringing this feature to our attention. USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer (arcgis.com)