Join the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on August 17th at 6:30 pm as we welcome Mr. Frank Collins.
Mr. Collins’ presentation is “Historic Jonesborough – Image Overlays using Google Earth Pro, DeedMapper, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, and the earliest records of Jonesborough”. He will be demonstrating how to overlay historic records, maps, and land plats onto Google Earth satellite images. The maps and plats include the 1796 Plan of Jonesborough, as well as Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (1888 through 1939). Mr. Collins will also show work done with DeedMapper software that uses land record metes & bounds to create land plats. Two of the first Jonesborough land records contain hand drawn plats that will be illuminated using Google Earth Pro. Using the Sanborn Fire Maps and other records with Google Earth Pro’s transparency function will allow the audience to compare current structures with those that existed in 1888, 1939 and other years. The program will begin at 6:30 pm in the International Storytelling Center. The program is free and open to the public!
Frank Collins is a local historian and retired Statistician and Program Manager. Frank and wife Amy Collins live in the old Jonesborough High School, now known as Academy Hill. Frank researched and published a website for Academy Hill at www.academyhill.us.
The 2023 season of History Happy Hour will run from April through November with a new program every third Thursday of the month. The full schedule is available on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page and the Heritage Alliance’s website. If you can’t attend History Happy Hour in person, each program will be livestreamed to the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page.
This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.