Mills Atlas of the State of South Carolina by Robert Mills, 1825

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Robert Mills, who was born in Charleston in 1781, published this map in an atlas of the state.  Mills served as state architect for South Carolina, designing the Lunatic Asylum and many local courthouses, and later won the contest to design the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.  The atlas, made for the South Carolina State Legislature, contains 28 district maps and this state map, made from a state sponsored survey of all the districts.  It was the first official atlas of the state.


Mills’ Atlas of the State of South Carolina.  1825 Edition.  Map Collection.  South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 3-1:  The student will demonstrate and understanding of places regions and the role of human systems in South Carolina.

Indicator 3-1.1 Identify on a map the location and characteristics of significant physical features of South Carolina, including landforms; river systems such as the Pee Dee River Basin, the Santee River Basin, the Edisto River Basin, and the Savannah River Basin; major cities; and climate regions. (G)


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