Did You Know? 1838.

Maps help us navigate our way through life. Here is one of those many maps the good citizens of Iowa City/Johnson County have used over the last 200 years to navigate around this community nestled in the Iowa River valley.

L. Judson – “Iowa – A Sectional Map of the Black Hawk Purchase with a part of Illinois and Wisconsin” – 1838. Judson’s map is the first separately published map of Iowa – showing the eastern part of the territory and the early towns being settled. Judson also issued a smaller scale map of Iowa and Wisconsin in the same year, and several maps of parts of Wisconsin, and towns in Wisconsin and Michigan.


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