Alden House Historic Site

Pilgrim Lore


Plymouth Colony Maps



Map of Early Plymouth Colony

1630 map

Original layout of South Side of "First Street" (now Leyden Street)

NOTE: Although this map is our best evidence of how the lots were allocated on the south side of First Street, there are questions as to the exact placement of the early lots, as it does not agree with later data. By 1637, all of these lots were owned by James Cole, whose famous inn or "ordinary" was where the building east of the old Post office is today ("John Goodman" on the map, which was said to have been Edward Winslow's house by Samuel Sewell in 1698).

1621 map