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Smith's Map of New England 1616
Detail from Smith's Map of New England
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 Dorchester has appeared in maps as early as the 17th century. Prior to permanent settlement of the eastern coast of Massachusetts, John Smith published a map in 1616, based on his explorations in 1612, to which the 15 year old Prince Charles assigned place names. Only a few of the names, such as The River Charles, are in use today.


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Created: March 19, 2009   Modified: March 19, 2009