Key for Change Over Time
Change Over Time Key
Comparing the Coate and Mills maps, there are some interesting differences,
which include the following:
* From 1820 to 1825, "Fox's Private Entertainment" changed to
"Sharp's Private Ent." To find Sharp's Private Entertainment
locate the Lexington courthouse in on the Mills map. The courthouse is
12.5 miles from the Columbia ferry. Travel northeasterly on the road to
"Columbia Ferry." Cross Twelve Mile Creek. Go past Andrew Tarrer's
place. Stop at the Twelve Mile Creek Branch, where you will find Sharp's
Private Entertainment. Compare to the Coate map, which locates Fox's Private
Entertainment at the 6.5-mile marker.
* The Coate map includes mile markers on the road leading to and from
the Lexington courthouse.
* Coate depicts the State House, but does not outline Columbia; Mills
outlines Columbia, but does not draw the State House.
* In 1820, George Shephard owned a mill on Twelve Mile Creek, just north
of where the branch forks from Twelve Mile Creek. By 1825, the mill was
known as Leaphart's Mill.
There are other differences that can be identified. Many of these differences
include spelling changes and such. The differences reported here are interesting
because they reveal change over time.