1875 Fairfield IA map with old street names

December 30, 2010

Fairfield IA map street names circa 1875.

I love the old street-names on this map! Later Madison became 1st North; Monroe became 1st South; Jefferson became 1st West; Washington became 1st East, and so on. Still later the current street-naming scheme evolved, with the four streets around the square renamed Broadway, Court, Burlington, and Main, and the east-west streets to the north being named for Iowa governors and to the south for U.S. presidents, and the north-south streets to the west being numbered and to the east being lettered.

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