State & County Maps of Florida

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

Our collection of Florida maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 00th century to the present and include:

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

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

Florida Map Collections

One of the biggest Caribbean and Florida map collections available are in Gainesville at the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, which is part of the University of Florida Libraries. Many of the Florida maps are either prints or originals.

Many images of Florida maps from 1564 to 1926 can also be viewed online, which includes the Sanborn maps for the state. Many early to modern maps of Florida can also be found in Florida Historical Society Library.

Maps from all the following sources are included in the PALMM World Map Collection:

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida

The Sanborn maps were made between the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Urban areas may also have other fire insurance maps available. The University of Florida Libraries Map Department has a set of original Sanborn map duplicate copies can be found at the University of Florida Libraries Map Department, where the Library of Congress transferred them.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Florida

This Historical Florida Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Florida were published in atlases and spans over 000 years of growth for the state.

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

Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the Coast Of West Florida

  • Map Title: A Map of the Coast Of West Florida and Louisiana…with the Bahama Islands
  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: Florida, Louisiana and Bahama Islands
  • Map Description:
  • Map Notes:
  • 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

Lucas’s 1817 State Map of Florida

  • Map Title: The State Map of Florida
  • Map Date: 1817
  • Map Locations: Florida
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: A General Atlas, Of All The Known Countries In The World.
  • Map Notes: Engraved. Colored by county. Meridians Greenwich and Washington. Swamps, shoals, banks, and rocks shown.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Fielding Lucas Jr.

Carey’s 1822 Atlas Map Of Florida

  • Map Title: Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Florida
  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Florida
  • Map Description:
  • 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 Notes:
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey & Isaac Lea

Finley’s 1827 State Map of Florida and the West Indies

  • Map Title: Map of Florida according to the Latest Authorities. The West Indies from the Best Authorities. Comparative Elevation of the Principal Mountains, Cities, &c. in North and South America
  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Florida and the West Indies
  • Map Description:
  • 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 Notes: Two maps and one diagram on one sheet. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian Washington.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Anthony Finley (1784 – 1836)

Finley’s 1831 Map of Florida

  • Map Title: Map of Florida
  • Map Date: 1831
  • Map Locations: Florida
  • Map Description: The map is one of the earliest maps of Florida to appear in a commercial atlas. In place of the massive Mosquito County shown on the 1826 map, there is a large area (green) labeled Seminoles and Indian Reserve. The remainder of the Florida peninsula is dominated by Alchua County (extending from Charlotte Harbor to the Georgia State Line and Roe County. There are a few other county updates along the Gulf Coast.
  • Map Publication: Finley’s New General Atlas.
  • Map Notes: Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian Washington. Statistical table for state.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Anthony Finley (1784 – 1836)

Tanner’s 1836 Antique Map of Florida

  • Map Title:
  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Florida
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World.
  • Map Notes: Handcolored. Includes mileage charts for various routes. Insets: Pensacola ; Tallahassee. Harbour of St. Augustine.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Schenck Tanner (1786–1858)

Morse’s 1845 Map of Florida

  • Map Title:  Map of Florida.
  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Florida
  • Map Description: Detailed territorial map of Florida. Shows early counties (approximately 20), towns, roads, canals, forts, keys, islands, rivers, swamps, Indians, lighthouses, etc. Scarce detailed map of Florida 3 years before it became a state. Large inset of Western Florida and nice treatment of the Keys, extending west to Tortugas Bank and including the vast majority of the Keys.
  • Map Publication: Morse’s North American atlas. Containing the following beautifully colored maps
  • Map Notes: Col. wax engraved map. Inset map: West part of Florida. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Sidney Edwards Morse (1794-1871 ) and Samuel Breese (1802-1873)

Colton’s 1856 Map of Florida with Plan of the Florida Keys

  • Map Title:  Map of Florida with Plan of the Florida Keys
  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Florida, Florida Keys
  • Map Description: The map covers the entire state of Florida and shows parts of adjacent Georgia and Alabama. An inset in the lower left quadrant details the Florida Keys. This map is augmented with the plat work done by the Florida branch of the U.S. Land Survey.
  • Map Notes: In full color by county.
  • 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 1861 Map of Florida and South Carolina

  • Map Title:  1861 Map of 1860 Map of Florida and South Carolina
  • Map Date: 1861 (Entered 1860)
  • Map Locations: Florida and South Carolina
  • Map Description: Individual counties are illustrated, labeled, and shaded different colors to allow for easy differentiation in both Florida and South Carolina. Cities, towns, and villages are labeled in both states as well. Includes an inset map of Charleston, South Carolina that labels Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861.
  • Map Notes: In full color by county.
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr. (1792 – 1868)

1866 Map of Florida Public Survey Sketches by the Department of Interior Land Office

  • Map Title:  Map of Florida . Department of the Interior, General Land Office, October 2nd 1866
  • Map Date: 1866
  • Map Locations: Florida
  • Map Description: .
  • Map Publication: Maps accompanying Report of the commissioner of the General Land Office.
  • Map Notes: Map in outline color. Relief shown by hachures. Shows land grant railroads, seats of land offices, and coal regions ( shown in gray).
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: United States. General Land Office.

Mitchell’s 1870 Map of Florida and Mobile, Alabama

  • Map Title:  County Map of Florida and Mobile, Alabama
  • Map Date: 1870
  • Map Locations: Florida and Mobile, Alabama
  • Map Description: A large detailed inset plan of the city of Mobile, Alabama is at bottom left. Within the city map are identified numerous specific buildings, such as the city jail, water works, Odd Fellow Hall, train depot, municipal offices, Customs House, etc.
  • Map Notes: Hand colored map with inset. Shows settlements, railroads, etc.; Mobile map shows wards. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s new general atlas, containing maps of the various countries of the World, plans of cities, etc.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell

Mitchell’s 1880 State and County Map of Florida with City of Mobile

  • Map Title:  County Map of Florida with City of Mobile
  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Florida and City of Mobile
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Notes: Hand colored map with inset. Shows settlements, railroads, etc.; Mobile map shows wards. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Mitchell’s 1890 Map of Florida

  • Map Title:  County map of Florida
  • Map Date: 1890
  • Map Locations: Florida
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s new general atlas, containing maps of the various countries of the World, plans of cities, etc
  • Map Notes: Hand colored. Shows settlements, railroads, rivers, etc. Inset: Southern portion of Florida.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Florida County Formations 1821-1997

This Interactive Map of Florida Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Florida territory in 1821 to 1997.

Florida County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Florida Department of Transportation has prepared a series of 2013 county road maps free online. These Florida road maps contain more detailed information about man-made features than the geological survey maps.

In addition to roads and boundaries, these maps include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. These Florida maps are Free to downloade are in PDF format.

External Florida Map Resources

 

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