Texas State Archives Map Collection

First Map of the City of Houston
Date: 1836
Publisher: -- None Listed --
Cartographer: Borden, G. and T.H., 1836 [presumably]
Scale: none given
Size: 23 cm x 40 cm
Type of Map: plat
Format: positive photostat, black on white
Language: English
AC Number: 00431
Photo Media: -- None Listed --

First Map of the City of Houston Image:
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Shows the Buffalo Bayou, lots and blocks by number, and streets by name. The plat is bordered by the Bayou in the west, Brazos Street in the south, one block north of Lamar Street in the north, and one block east of Prairie Street in the east. Inset: a section of Stephen F. Austin's map of 1829 - is not very legible. Two photostats. This map appears in the article, "Harris County, 1822-45," by Adele Blooscan, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XIX, page 38. 7/7/82

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