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Ancestry.com. Topography and Gazetteer of England, 1831 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Topography and Gazetteer of England. Pigot & Co., 1831.

About Topography and Gazetteer of England, 1831

This database contains volume 1 of Pigot’s Pocket Topography and Gazetteer of England. It lists towns, parishes, villages, and other locales, providing details such as descriptions, history, population, distances, famous residents, market days, and other features.

Volume 1 covers the following counties: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somersetshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, and Wiltshire. A map for each county is included.

This is an image-only database.

Maps, atlases, and gazetteers are essential tools for family historians. Maps may be either topographical (emphasizing land forms) or historical (emphasizing historical events) in nature, though either type can show cultural features, such as the town and creek names that are so important for research.

From Loretto Dennis Szucs, "The Historical Dimension," in Family History Made Easy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998).

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