Question: I am trying to get a map of Sharon, Massachusetts in Norfolk County circa 1860. I know you are a historian for nearby Stoughton so I thought you might be able to assist me.
Answer: I do not know of one for the 1860's, however an online Atlas Map for 1858 does exist. The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection on line allows you to search on many historical world and North American maps. This particular map allows you to zoom right in to incredible detail, showing he names of the residents. This map by H.F. Walling, was printed by Smith & Bumstead of Boston. To see this map go online to:
http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~4241~340021:Map-of-the-County-of-Norfolk,-Massa?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=q:norfolk%2Bcounty%2Bmassachusetts;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=9&trs=10 To search maps from this online collection for free go to: http://www.davidrumsey.com/ and select "Search the Collection" in the upper right hand side by entering a destination.