Illustration for article titled Tell Us The Strangest Story Hidden In The Map Of Your Local Area

Maps are more than just instructions on how to get someplace, they're also historical snapshots of what was going on when they were drawn — and they're often very, very weird.


Today, we want to know a few of the stories hidden behind the latitude and longitude of where you are. Maybe it's the story of how a place got its name, maybe it's an explanation for why a seemingly senseless boundary ended up the way it did, or maybe it's something else entirely. Tell us all about it now — and don't forget to include a snap of the map!

Image: 1685 map of the world / A.J. Bormeester.


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