With its low self-esteem and high urban blight, Hartford is the ultimate underdog city. Sad City Hartford documents the joys, sorrows and eccentricities of New England's Rising Star.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Really Old Hartford Map

We've previously posted old Hartford maps we've come across, but nothing quite this old. Sent to us by Sad City friend Donald Poland, this map dates back to 1640, which, coincidentally, is the same year Jeff Jacobs started writing for the Hartford Courant.

Ahh, young Hartford in the innocence of youth, so much to gain, so much to lose, and so many ups and downs to get to where we are today. Large scale map after the jump.


  1. I'm sure the Little River would have been much easier to kayak in 1640.

  2. Too bad the village didnt just get a bout of scurvey.

  3. This Map was created in the mid 1800's based on Colonial Records of where properties were