The 1860 map shows all the roads in Vermont, and a few more details for
each town. Major geographic features are labeled, as are a few
historical sites - notably Revolutionary War sites. Each town's charter
date, settlement date, and current population appears on the map.
The names of the original map's subscribers - those who pre-paid
for copies of the large wall map - are printed on a numbered list
keyed to the house locations.
The author of the 1860 state map, Henry F. Walling, was also the
publisher of eight of Vermont's county maps. Between 1857 and
1859, Walling's surveyors did the actual mapping of roads for the
eight counties. The county maps are also quite large (typically 5' x
5'), which allows them to show even more detail than the state map.
Walling used his eight maps and three county maps by
competing map-makers to make this first complete road map of
Vermont. He did add new information to this map, so
researchers should not overlook this document.