Oxford Schools Delayed Opening

Settlement spacings

Early settlements tended to be strung out along roads like pigeons perched on a wire, with equidistant spaces between them, as in the photo. This distance was often 6 miles and known as "the rule of sixes".

There's more to this story! You're only seeing 5% of the story. Subscribe now to get immediate access to the rest of the story as well as our whole online offering.

Today's Other Stories

© 2015 Snyder Communications/The Evening Sun
29 Lackawanna Avenue, Norwich, NY 13815 - (607) 334-3276
We're on Facebook