Chambers, J.
Manuscript Map entitled: Map of Conklin in Broome County N.Y. by J. Chambers 1837

manuscript map, executed in pen and ink and various colors of ink wash, on paper, measuring 28 x 32 inches, mounted on contemporary walnut rollers, some wear, damp-staining and soiling, some tears and a few small holes along top edge, else in good legible condition.

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Manuscript map drawn by J. Chambers which delineates the area of present day Binghamton and Conklin, New York. The map shows the Susquehanna River winding south towards the Pennsylvania state line. The land is platted and numbered with the names of the owners of various tracts identified: Bingham, Clinton and Melcher, Thomas, Wall, and N. F. Floyd, amongst others.

     Conklin, New York, located in Broome County, the town forms the south border of the county and is southeast of Binghamton. The area was first settled around 1788. The town of Conklin was established in 1824 from the town of Chenango by Nicholas Conklin (1782-1858). The town exchanged territories with adjacent towns before establishing its modern boundaries. In 1831 part of Conklin was used to form the town of Windsor, but Conklin received territory from Windsor in 1851. Another portion of Conklin was used in 1859 to form the town of Kirkwood.

    The village of Binghamton was incorporated in 1834. The Chenango Canal, completed in 1837, connected Binghamton to the Erie Canal and led to the growth of industrial development in the area. Binghamton incorporated as a city in 1867.