NEWS

1864 Mercer County Atlas

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Mercer County Historical Society has published an atlas made from the first known plat map of Mercer County (dated 1864).  It has been created from images taken from a map owned by the Mercer Carnegie Library and currently on loan to the Essley-Noble Museum.  The atlas shows land ownership as it existed in each township in 1864.  It also includes street maps of Aledo, Keithsburg, and New Boston, as well as drawings of some early homes and other buildings that existed in the county at that time.  Copies of this first printing of 100 are available to members of the historical society for $35 each and are $40 each for non-members.  Annual membership dues in the historical society are $15 per year, so if you are not a member, you could join at this time and buy the atlas at the member's price.  If the atlas needs to be mailed, there will be an additional charge for shipping of $8 for each.  They will be on sale in the museum during regular hours (1-5 on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) and at the historical society's booth at the Mercer County Fair.