This is a set of maps created by the Maryland State Department of Health Bureau of Sanitary Engineering, they are dated March 10, 1913.  These maps show where certain features are located in Thurmont including water main hook ups, privies, cesspools, wells, houses, barns, hen houses, etc. There is a key showing which items are identified on the maps. These were drawn up to help with plans for the water system and to identify wells, etc. that should be closed. At this time the privately held Thurmont Water Company was supplying fresh water to the majority of houses and businesses, in later years the Town of Thurmont would install the Sanitary Sewer Sytem and render all the privies and cesspools obsolete.

At least 35 years ago Bill Rice told me about these maps and I have asked dozens of people about them including Jim Brown, Mayor Jim Black and Butch West. Until just last month I had never seen them and I am not disappointed! These are amazing maps that show all the buildings in Thurmont in 1913. When viewing these and other images you can click on the image to open a larger version, click the "X" at the bottom right to close the larger version of the image.

These copies are from the Bill Zentz Collection and I am forever gratefull that Candy has allowed them to be displyaed here. I also want to thank The Colorful Canvas, LLC of Fredeick for scanning these delicate maps.  

Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 001A BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 001B BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 001C BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 002A BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 002B BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 002C BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 002D BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 002E BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 002F BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 003A BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 003B BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 003C BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 004A BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 004B BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 004C BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 004D BZ
Thurmont Water Supply and Drainage 1913-03-10 004E BZ




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