Old Historical State, County and City Maps of Connecticut

Maps of Connecticut

Most historical maps of Connecticut were published in atlases. Within the atlases are historical maps, illustrations, and histories many of which contain family names ideal for genealogical research.

Our collection of Connecticut maps includes many different types of maps. Excellent map resources are bound in folio-sized books by county are found in many Connecticut libraries including the Connecticut State Library.

The Connecticut Colony existed from 1636 to 1776. The State of Connecticut was created as the 5th state on Jan. 9, 1788. States bordering Connecticut are MassachusettsNew York and  Rhode Island. Connecticut has 8 Counties.

Connecticut’s 10  largest cities are BridgeportNew HavenHartfordStamfordWaterburyNorwalkDanbury,  New BritainMeriden and  Bristol.

Any Historical Connecticut Map can indicate who owned specific property in the state and which towns held the county seat at the time.  This information is a valuable starting point for your research pointing you to the right location of records.

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 Connecticut in 1687-1960. Connecticut contains 6 counties.

Connecticut County Map Formation by Year

Connecticut Map Abbreviations

  1. unorg. = unorganized
  2. g. = gained
  3. w. = with
  4. fr. = from
  5. atmt. = attachment
  6. exch = exchanged
  7. nca.= non county area
  8. ch. = changed
  1. Fa  – Fairfield
  2. Har – Hartford
  3. Lit – Litchfield
  4. Mi  – Middlesex
  5. NH  – New Haven
  6. NL  – New London
  7. To  – Tolland
  8. Wi  – Windham

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Connecticut

This Historical Connecticut Map Collection are from original copies so you can see Virginia as our ancestors saw them over a hundred years ago.

Some Connecticut map years (not all) have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines and other features useful to the Connecticut researcher.

External Connecticut Map Links

Connecticut County Map of Road and Highway’s

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

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