Old Historical City, County and State Maps of Connecticut

Our collection of old historical maps of Connecticut span over 400 years of growth. View Connecticut Maps such as historical county boundaries changes as well as old vintage maps for all 6 counties in Connecticut.

Maps of Connecticut

Excellent map resources are bound in folio-sized books by county are found in many Connecticut libraries including the Connecticut State Library. Most historical maps of Connecticut were published in atlases.

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.

Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. 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 Formation Years

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.

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