State & County Maps of Connecticut

Maps of Connecticut are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Old Connecticut maps are effective sources of geographical information and useful for historical, genealogical and territorial research.

Our collection of Connecticut maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 17th century to the present and include:

State Map of Connecticut with the counties and the county seats
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State Map of Connecticut with the counties and the county seats
  • Connecticut Township maps, including maps showing the progress of the original government surveys
  • Connecticut Road, Highway and railroad maps
  • Connecticut Maps showing the state’s geological features
  • Connecticut Nautical charts
  • Connecticut timeline of county boundaries changes
  • Connecticut Military maps
  • Connecticut Maps of specific towns, counties, islands, harbors, and bodies of water
  • Colonial era maps of Connecticut
  • Bird’s eye views of Connecticut cities and towns

Historical Maps of Connecticut are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Connecticut Maps are vital historical evidence but must be interpreted cautiously and carefully.

Connecticut Maps can be very useful in conducting research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Also, because old Connecticut maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names.

Connecticut Map Collections

Excellent map resources are bound in folio-sized books by county are found in many Connecticut libraries including the Connecticut State Library. Present-day street maps by county are readily available in most large stationery stores.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Connecticut

This Historical Connecticut Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Connecticut were published in atlases and spans over 300 years of growth for the state.

Some Connecticut maps years have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines, and other features useful to the Connecticut researcher.

1776 State Map of New England containing the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Conecticut and Rhode Island
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Jeffery’s 1776 State Map of New England containing the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: New Hampshire , Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
  • Map Publication: The American Atlas: Or, A Geographical Description Of The Whole Continent Of America
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Holland and Thomas Jefferys

Jeffery’s 1776 State County and Township Map of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island- Northern Section

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: New Hampshire , Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
  • Map Publication: The American Atlas: Or, A Geographical Description Of The Whole Continent Of America
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Holland and Thomas Jefferys

Jeffery’s 1776 State County and Township Map of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island- Southern Section

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut And Rhode Island
  • Map Publication: The American Atlas: Or, A Geographical Description Of The Whole Continent Of America
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Holland and Thomas Jefferys

Carey’s 1795 State Map of Connecticut Compiled from the best Authorities

  • Map Date: 1795
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Publication: Carey’s American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps And One Chart
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Mathew Carey (1760– 1839)

Arrowsmith’s 1804 State Map of Connecticut

  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Publication: A new and elegant general atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time.
  • Map Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) and Samuel Lewis (1754-1822)

Carey’s 1814 State Map of Connecticut

  • Map Date: 1814
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Publication: Carey’s General Atlas, Improved And Enlarged; Being A Collection Of Maps Of The World And Quarters, Their Principal Empires, Kingdoms, &c
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey and Isaac Lea

Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Connecticut

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas, Being A Guide To The History Of North And South America, And The West Indies … To The Year 1822.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey & Isaac Lea

Finley’s 1827 State Map of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • Map Publication: A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing the Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the several Empires, Kingdoms and States in the World; Compiled from the Best Authorities, and corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries, Philadelphia, 1827.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Anthony Finley (1784 – 1836)

Tanner’s 1836 State Map of Connecticut

  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Publication: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Schenck Tanner (1786–1858)

Morse’s 1845 State Map of Connecticut

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Publication: Morse’s North American atlas. Containing the following beautifully colored maps
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Sidney Edwards Morse (1794-1871 ) and Samuel Breese (1802-1873)

Colton’s 1856 State Map of Connecticut With Portions Of New York and Rhode Island

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)

Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Map of Connecticut

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Connecticut County Formations 1687-1960

This Interactive Map of Connecticut Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Connecticut territory in 1687 to 1960.

Connecticut County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Connecticut D.O.T. Highway Department does not have Connecticut County Maps available at this time.

External Connecticut Map Resources

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