This vintage map of Bethel, Connecticut was created in 1879 by O.H. Bailey, a prominent 19th century map maker. The detailed drawing shows a bird’s eye view of Bethel as it was, including street names and old landmarks.

Old Bethel landmarks on the map include the Fox Brothers Hotel, Gilbert Brothers Planing Mill, Eureka Water Works, Bethel Press and numerous fur hat manufacturers, the backbone of Bethel industry at the time.

This historic map of Bethel has been restored by the team at KNOWOL. Reproductions of the map are available here.

Bird’s Eye View of Bethel, Connecticut in 1879

This historic map of Bethel will make an attractive addition to your office, library, or den, and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy.