William Christmas' plan for Raleigh, 1792
A. Union Square a beautiful eminence which com-mands a view of the town, and a fine prospect of the surround-ing country in the centre of this Square the State house will be placed. B. Four Groves of young oak and Hickory containing an Acre each neatly trimd [sic] & grubbd [sic]. C. four open square re-served for Publick Purposes that in the N.E. corner is supposed to be a proper situation for the Governors House. a.b.c.d. Halifax, Newbern, Fayette [sic] & Hillsborough Streets. e.f.g. Lane Jones & Edenton Streets. h.i.k. Morgan Hargett & Martin Sts. l.m.n. Davie, Cabarrus & Lenoir Streets. o.p.q.r. Bloodworth, Person, Blount & Wilmington Sts. s.t.v.w. Salisbury, McDowall [sic] Dawson & Harrington Streets. The four main Streets. 99 feet and the others 66 feet wide. The annexd [sic] plot is a repre-sentation of the 1000 Acres of Land purchased from Joel Lane for the State, showing the relative situation of the city to the court house. The line on the west [MS. illegible] so near the Co. House as to take in Lanes storing house. The City contains 400 Acres and each Lot an Acre. A little better than one third of the town on the west side is cleard [sic]
Christmas, William. Plan of Raleigh, 1792. North Carolina Digital Collections. State Archives of North Carolina. Accessed April 6, 2022. https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/collection/p249901coll26/id/2802.
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