REPRODUCTION MAP OF BUTLER COUNTY, 1858. 2005 Compiled by Violet M. Covert. The first reproduction ever of the 1858 Map of Butler County, PA! This book has been presented in a manner that enables you to drive the highways and byways of this county and search for the very location on which your ancestors resided. Ms. Covert has painstakingly reproduced the difficult-to-read landowners' names, without changing spelling, for ease of reading. She has also provided a short history of the formation of Butler County and the eventual formation of the 33 townships that still exist today. Each chapter represents one township, with a brief history and index, location of cemeteries, plus information on early residents. Other maps demonstrate the time-line and division of the townships, provide the locations of public schools and districts, as well as mark many points of historical interest. Quotations of legal documents from the era are included, as well as reprints of an 1853 etching and 1877 sketch of the Courthouse. The author presents the location of the original 52"x 57" maps which have survived the past 100+ years and references to other resources for those who want to delve into more history of the area. To complete this invaluable handbook is a master index for the 3,900 landowners in the entire county. Finally, a book that can simplify your family research! LOC 2005928924 143 pp, 8½ x 11 Softbound, Laminated.