What do you think of when you hear the word “atlas”? A collection of maps? Merriam-Webster defines the word as “a bound collection of tables, charts or plates” (on-line August 19, 2021). But the Heritage Atlas of Hastings County is so much more than that. To be sure, there are maps and tables, but this is not your average, run-of-the-mill atlas! It’s not just another coffee table book! Curious about how the land was formed? Did you wonder who first settled here? What about the roads and railways? No matter what your interest, you can find it here. Editor, Orland French, has compiled a plethora of well known and some little known facts about the land we know as Hastings County. This is a book to be looked at over and over again. Try it … you’ll be amazed!