Old Map of County Armagh by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Lurgan, Portadown, Markethill, Keady, Tandragee
Old Map of County Armagh by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Lurgan, Portadown, Markethill, Keady, Tandragee
Old Map of County Armagh by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Lurgan, Portadown, Markethill, Keady, Tandragee

Old Map of County Armagh by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Lurgan, Portadown, Markethill, Keady, Tandragee

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The Old Map of Armagh by Samuel Lewis, created in 1844, is a captivating and historically significant piece that offers a glimpse into the past. This meticulously crafted map showcases the county's rich heritage, featuring intricate details of its towns, cities, and notable landmarks. Owning this map is like holding a piece of history in your hands, allowing you to explore the region's fascinating past.

This map provides a unique perspective on County Armagh, capturing the essence of the time period in which it was created. It is important to note that some modern cities may not be present on this map, while others may be listed under earlier names, adding an exciting element of discovery. The Old Map of Armagh offers an opportunity to trace the evolution of the county's geography and gain insights into its historical development.

Notable Settlements Founded Before 1840 - Armagh (founded in 445): The county town of Armagh, known for its rich ecclesiastical history and the impressive St. Patrick's Cathedral. - Lurgan (founded in 1610): A bustling market town with a vibrant textile industry and a history deeply intertwined with the linen trade. - Portadown (founded in 1664): A thriving town renowned for its industrial heritage, particularly in the production of textiles and engineering. - Markethill (founded in 1664): A charming market town that has been a hub for trade and commerce throughout its history. - Keady (founded in 1700): A picturesque village with a strong agricultural tradition, surrounded by beautiful countryside. - Tandragee (founded in 1611): Home to the historic Tandragee Castle and renowned for its apple orchards and cider production.

The following settlements were also founded before 1840 and are of historical significance within the boundaries of County Armagh:

  • Newry (founded in 1144): A vibrant city situated near the border with Northern Ireland, known for its rich maritime history and beautiful canal.
  • Craigavon (founded in 1965): A planned settlement that emerged in the mid-20th century, named after Northern Ireland's first Prime Minister, James Craig.
  • Richhill (founded in 1600): A picturesque village with a strong agricultural heritage, surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery.
  • Tassagh (founded in 1610): A small village with a rich history and a tranquil atmosphere, nestled amidst the scenic Armagh countryside.

The list continues with: - Tynan (founded in 1610) - Middletown (founded in 1610) - Caledon (founded in 1666) - Hamiltonsbawn (founded in 1610) - Killylea (founded in 1610) - Milford (founded in 1610) - Darkley (founded in 1610) - Mountnorris (founded in 1610) - Laurelvale (founded in 1610) - Killylea (founded in 1610) - Poyntzpass (founded in 1610) - Ballymacnab (founded in 1610) - Madden (founded in 1610) - Mullaghbawn (founded in 1610) - Crossmaglen (founded in 1610) - Belleeks (founded in 1610) - Whitecross (founded in 1610) - Newtownhamilton (founded in 1610) - Camlough (founded in 1610) - Cullyhanna (founded in 1610) - Silverbridge (founded in 1610) - Derrynoose (founded in 1610) - Loughgall (founded in 1610) - Benburb (founded in 1610)

Notable Boundaries, Rivers, and Natural Phenomena - River Bann: Flowing through the county, the River Bann is a significant waterway in Northern Ireland, offering scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. - Slieve Gullion: A prominent mountain in County Armagh, Slieve Gullion is steeped in mythology and boasts stunning panoramic views from its summit. - Ring of Gullion: An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Ring of Gullion is a captivating landscape filled with ancient sites, forested hills, and picturesque villages.

Historical Events in County Armagh (1800-1850) - 1803 Rebellion: County Armagh witnessed the outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1803, led by Robert Emmet, as part of a broader movement against British rule. - Tithe War: The county experienced unrest during the Tithe War of the 1830s, a period of agrarian agitation against the payment of tithes to the Anglican Church.

Owning the Old Map of Armagh by Samuel Lewis, 1844, allows you to delve into the county's captivating history, explore its notable settlements, and appreciate the natural beauty that has shaped the region.

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This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm) and 40x50in (102x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

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