LUNENBURG TOWN LOTS
ORGANIZATIONAL MAPS
1753 to Today


The British sent surveyers to Lunenburg to lay out the lots to be occupied by the soon to arrive settlers.

Because of a steep hill rising from the harbour, the main streets (Montague, Pelham, Lincoln, Cumberland, Townshend, Fox, York, and Lawrence; Creighton at the top of the hill was added later) were laid out east - west parallel to the shore and were reasonably horizontal. The cross streets (Cornwallis, Duke, King, Prince, and Hopson; Kaulbach to the west and Kempt to the east were added later) rose steeply south to north from the shore.

Within the confines of the streets were equal blocks of land for homes. For military and organizational purposes, the blocks were organized into 6 Divisions (west to east: Zouberbuhler's, Creighton's, Moreau's, Rudolf's, Strasburger's, and Steinfort's) named for the officer in charge. These Divisions consisted of 7 Sections lettered A to G (H was added later) and running up from the harbour.

Each of the original 42 Sections measured 280 feet by 120 feet (long dimension E-W) and were divided into 14 lots of 40 by 60 feet each, with the long dimension extending up and down the hill.

The east-west streets were 40 feet wide. The up & down streets were 48 feet wide, except for the central King Street which was given a stately width of 80 feet.

Ths four central D blocks were set aside for public, religious, or government use.

Many of these features remain to this day.

The first map below shows the numbering scheme for the sections.

14
13
12
11
10
9
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7


A lottery to assign lots to the settlers was held about four weeks before the departure from Halifax. Thus settlers could go directly to their cleared lots upon arrival.

To see who got what, go to the Lunenburg Town Lot Index of Grantees A-C | D-H | I-M | N-Z


The next map shows the overall layout of these town lots by Division and Section. The east west streets are also shown. The cross streets are not shown because I can't figure out how to put printing 90 degrees to the norm. (If you know how to do it, let me know and this information will be added.) For reference, King Street runs between Moreau's and Rudolf's Divisions.

From this map, you can click on a given section and then view the occupants of the 14 lots.

Zouberbuhler's
Division

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Creighton's
Division

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Moreau's
Division

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Rudolf's
Division

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Strasburger's
Division

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Steinfort's
Division

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Creighton Street
Section
H

Section
H

Section
H

Section
H

Section
H

Section
H

Lawrence Street
Section
G

Section
G

Section
G

Section
G

Section
G

Section
G

York Street
Section
F

Section
F

Section
F

Section
F

Section
F

Section
F

Fox Street
Section
E

Section
E

Section
E

Section
E

Section
E

Section
E

Townshend Street
Section
D

Section
D

Section
D

Section
D

Section
D

Section
D

Cumberland Street
Section
C

Section
C

Section
C

Section
C

Section
C

Section
C

Lincoln Street
Section
B

Section
B

Section
B

Section
B

Section
B

Section
B

Pelham Street
Section
A

Section
A

Section
A

Section
A

Section
A

Section
A

Montague Street


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