Historical Maps and Research Link Directory

In our hobby research is a key factor in locating high quality site the can produce the kind of finds we are all looking for. The internet is a wonder source for this type of research resources  and historical maps . I  have put together a large group of links to some of the best resources of old and historical maps I can find. However this is still a work in progress, so keep checking back or bookmark this page, as I will be updating as I come across more quality links, If you know of any good resources that should  be included or find any broken or non working links,  please get in touch with me, either by the contact page or  by leaving a comment below.

metal detecting treasure map research

Miscellaneous U.S. Historical Maps

USGS Map Locator
Historical Map and Topographical Locator
Historical Mapworks
Historical Aerials
Bing Maps Flash Earth
Library of Congress
Anyplace America TopoMaps
State Maps
Geology Maps
Maps of Historical Cities
Satellite Photos for almost any location
U. S. Census Maps
Topo, aerial, lat/long
Panoramic Maps
Library of Congress Maps
More Map Links

Ghost Towns

http://www.ghosttowns.com/
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ghosttowns.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_in_the_United_States
http://www.oldiesmusicradio.com/#top
Awesome!GoogleMaps with Ghost Towns overlay
More Google Map W/Ghost Towns in the West
Ohio Ghost Towns
Colorado Ghost Towns
Nevada, Cali, Arizona Ghost Towns
Texas Ghost Towns
Montana Ghost Towns
Arazona Ghost Towns (w/GPS Cords)

Civil War Maps

http://www.kinquest.com/usgenealogy/lom.php
http://www2.lib.unc.edu/dc/gilmer/
http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/civil.html
http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/maps/
http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/ofre_fulltext.html
http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/records/atlas.cfm
http://www.westpoint.edu/history/SitePages/American%20Civil%20War.aspx
http://homepage.floodcity.net/users/mastdog/states.html
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/
http://homepage.floodcity.net/users/mastdog/states.html
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/milhome.html
http://www.history-map.com/confederate-maps-index-001.htm

Mine and Gold Maps

Good Maps But must order(pay site)
FreeGoldMaps.com

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Background Information about the Sanborn maps (University of California at Berkeley)
How to Read Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Fire Insurance Maps, Their History and Applications
Library of congress Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collections
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr016.html
http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/news/articles/1422.asp

U.S. Historical Maps By State

(Canada, Central America, Mexico, and Caribbean maps at bottom of list)

Alabama Historical Maps

http://www.lib.auburn.edu/madd/docs/unionlist/s03.html
http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3920.rr002000

Arizona Historical Maps

http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/sanborn2.shtml
http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/sanborn1.shtml
http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/az.html
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AZ/state.htm
http://www.history-map.com/arizona-maps-index-001.htm

Arkansas Historical Maps

http://www.uark.edu/libinfo/speccoll/shortguides/arkmaps.html
http://www.history-map.com/arkansas-maps-index-001.htm

Alaska Historical Maps

Department-Of-The-Interior
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AK/state.htm

British Columbia, Canada Historical Maps

http://www.library.ubc.ca/spcoll/fireins/intro.htm

California Historical Maps

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/sanborn.html
http://maplibrary.csun.edu/Holdings/Holdings.html
http://maplibrary.csun.edu/Sanborn/SanDes.html
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/govdoc/MapCollection/sanborn.html
http://www.beckwourth.org/Trail/
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/CA/CA_125k/

Colorado Historical Maps

http://www-libraries.colorado.edu/ps/map/local.htm
http://www.history-map.com/colorado-maps-index-001.htm

Connecticut Historical Maps

http://www.cslib.org/handg.htm

Florida Historical Maps

http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/maps/MAPSANBORN.HTML
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Collections/UF/Sanborn/
Spanish Land Grants-http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/spanishlandgrants/

Georgia Historical Maps

http://scarlett.libs.uga.edu/maproom/ahtml/mchpmcf1.html
http://www2.gasou.edu/library/broch_ref/georgia.html
http://www.hts.gatech.edu/south/georgia/richmond/augind11.htm
http://www.library.gsu.edu/maps
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Multimedia.jsp?id=m-711

Indiana History Maps

http://www.indiana.edu/~libgm/union.html
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/IN/state.htm

Illinois History Maps

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/5r499y
http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ahaa/imagebase/firemaps/firemap.htm
http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/maps/index.html
http://isgs.illinois.edu/?q=maps

Iowa Historical Maps

http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/special_collections/fire_maps.html
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/IA/state.htm
http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/maps/

Kansas Maps

http://www.lib.ksu.edu/subguides/microfms/index.shtml
Stage Routes (some maps – Lots of info)
http://www.memoriallibrary.com/MAP/1872West/kansas.htm
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KS/state.htm

Kentucky Historical Maps

libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=52957&sid=388968
transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Pages/Historical-Maps.aspx
www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Kentucky/
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KY/state.htm

Louisiana Historical Maps

http://media.library.uiuc.edu/cgi/sid/bin/show_gif.plx?client=mapsI=G37001718.sid
http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.com/index.php?media=Map

Maine and New Hampshire maps

http://abacus.bates.edu/Library/resources/reference/maps.shtml
http://www.usm.maine.edu/maps/collections.html
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ME/state.htm
http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm

Massachusetts Maps

http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/types/maps-urban/sanborn-mass.html
http://www.lib.mnsu.edu/lib/maps/sanborn.html
http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/types/maps-urban/sanborn-boston.html

Michigan Maps

http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MI/state.htm
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/

Montana History Maps

http://sanborn.umi.com
Account Name = bitterroot
Password = welcome
http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps1724.html
http://www.mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p15018coll5/

Missouri Maps

http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MO/state.htm
http://exhibits.slpl.org/maps/maps.asp
http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/browse.asp?id=12

Nebraska Historical Maps

http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NE/state.htm
Highway-map-and-guide-of-Nebraska

Nevada History Maps

http://library.nevada.edu/micro/sanborn.html
http://library.nevada.edu/arch/rsrce/resguide/vegas.html
http://www.library.unlv.edu/micro/sanborn.html

New York Research Maps

http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/collections/maps/sanborn.html
http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/maps/sanborn.htm
http://libwww.syr.edu/information/mgi
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Old_maps_of_New_York
Rail Line & Stations

North Dakota Historical Maps

http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/northdakota/
http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/north_dakota.html
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/collections/manuscripts/arch&hp/sanborn

Oklahoma Maps

http://www.okhistory.org/research/maps
Lot of research and info(some Maps)
http://www.infoplease.com/us-states/oklahoma.html
http://www.library.okstate.edu/info/genealog.htm

Ohio Historical Maps

http://www.csuohio.edu/CUT/maps/mapssanborn.html
Cincinnati
Cleveland and Cuyahoga County
If you have an Ohio Library card

Oregon Research Maps

http://www.mapofus.org/oregon/
https://multcolib.org/house-history
http://128.223.84.203:591/sanborn/default.htm
http://osulibrary.orst.edu/research/guides/maps/sanborn.htm

Pennsylvania Maps

http://libwww.freelibrary.org/collections/collectionDetail.cfm?id=16
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/maps/
http://www.library.temple.edu/ref/maps.htm

Tennessee History Maps

http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/maps
http://www.tngenweb.org/maps/
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/countyformations/tennesseeformationmaps.html
http://toltec.lib.utk.edu/~cic/sanborn.htm

Texas Historical Research and Maps

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_texas.html
http://www.cets.sfasu.edu/Hayward/pages/house.htm
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/texas.html

Vermont Maps

http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/vermont/
http://docs.unh.edu/towns/VermontTownList.htm
http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/vermont.htm
http://www.middlebury.edu/library/mapguide.html

Virginia Historical Maps

http://departments.mwc.edu/hipr/www/Fredericksburg/sanborn.htm
http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Virginia/viewer.htm
http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/virginia/
http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/browse.php?folio_ID=/maps/hm

California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania maps

http://www.library.cmu.edu/bySubject/History/maps.html

California, Nevada, British Columbia Maps

http://dams.stanford.edu/depts/branner/sanborn.html

New England and Eastern states Historical

http://www-hcl.harvard.edu/maps/resources/fire.html

Wisconsin History Maps

http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fmkenh
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WI/state.htm

Wyoming Research Maps

http://www.memoriallibrary.com/MAP/1872West/wyoming.htm
http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/Archives/Maps.aspx

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Nevada maps

http://www.lib.cwu.edu/documents/maps.html

Ontario and Quebec Canada Research Maps

http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/locations/umd/cart/fireinsurance.html
http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/76-024.htm
http://www.info.library.yorku.ca/depts/map/guidesgoads1.htm
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020154_e.html
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pmhtml/canmap.html

Caribbean, Central America, Mexico Historical Maps

http://www.history-map.com/caribbean-maps-index-001.htm
http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/middle_america/
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4922h.ar182000
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/puertorico/cartographic2.html
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4901s.ct000349
http://bell.lib.umn.edu/historical/Speed.html

Shipwrecks

  • I am currently working on complying a “quality” Shipwreck section, but the goings are slow and the pickings are slim, If you can provided me and information or resources it would be very helpful, you can post a comment or hit me up threw the Contact page, as of right not not looking for world wide links, I am only trying to focus on locations of wrecks in the Great Lakes, Gulf coast, East & West Coast and The Caribbean

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