Old Historical State, County and City Maps of Indiana

Maps of Indiana

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Our collection of old historical Indiana maps span over 200 years of growth. Most historical maps of Indiana were published in atlases. The Indiana Territory was created on May 7, 1800. The State of Indiana was created as the 19th state on December 11, 1816.

Map of Indiana with the counties and the county seats

Map of Indiana with the counties and the county seats

States bordering Indiana are are Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Indiana’s 10 largest cities are Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Hammond, Bloomington, Gary, Carmel, Fishers and Muncie.

Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Each county’s surveyor’s office holds county maps. Copies may be available for purchase.

Contemporary maps of cities, townships, and counties are available, as well as historical maps for each county. Other maps and information can be found in the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Indiana.

The Indiana Department of Conservation can provide geological and topographical survey maps of the area.

Sanborn fire insurance maps from 1883 and years after are also available. Some of them can be found on microfilm at the Indiana State Library. A more complete collection can be found in Bloomington at the Indiana University Geography and Map Library.

The Indiana State Library holds plat maps and atlases from 1875 to present for the various counties. Many of those maps list schools, railroads, cemeteries, churches, main roads, and other major landmarks.

Map of Indiana County Formations 1758-1932

This Interactive Map of Indiana Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of Indiana in 1758-1932.

Indiana contains 92 counties.

Indiana County Map Formation by Year

Indiana 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
  9. Ad   – Adams
  10. Al   – Allen
  11. Ba   – Bartholomew
  12. Be   – Benton
  13. Bl   – Blackford
  14. Bo   – Boone
  15. Br   – Brown
  16. Car – Carroll
  17. Cas – Cass
  18. Cli – Clinton
  19. Clk – Clark
  20. Cly – Clay
  21. Cr   – Crawford
  22. Da   – Daviess
  23. Dea – Dearborn
  24. Dec – Decatur
  25. Del – Delaware
  1. DK   – De Kalb
  2. Du   – Dubois
  3. El   – Elkhart
  4. Fa   – Fayette
  5. Fl   – Floyd
  6. Fo   – Fountain
  7. Fr   – Franklin
  8. Fu   – Fulton
  9. Gi   – Gibson
  10. Gr   – Grant
  11. Gre – Greene
  12. Ham – Hamilton
  13. Han – Hancock
  14. Har – Harrison
  15. Hdk – Hendricks
  16. Ho   – Howard
  17. Hry – Henry
  18. Hu   – Huntington
  19. Jac – Jackson
  20. Jas – Jasper
  21. Jay – Jay
  22. Jef – Jefferson
  23. Jen – Jennings
  24. Jo   – Johnson
  25. Kn   – Knox
  1. Ko   – Kosciusko
  2. Lak – Lake
  3. Law – Lawrence
  4. LG   – La Grange
  5. LP   – La Porte
  6. Mad – Madison
  7. Mgn – Morgan
  8. Mi   – Miami
  9. Mrn – Marion
  10. Mro – Monroe
  11. Msl – Marshall
  12. Mtn – Martin
  13. Mty – Montgomery
  14. Ne   – Newton
  15. No   – Noble
  16. Oh   – Ohio
  17. Or   – Orange
  18. Ow   – Owen
  19. Pa   – Parke
  20. Pe   – Perry
  21. Pi   – Pike
  22. Por – Porter
  23. Pos – Posey
  24. Pul – Pulaski
  25. Put – Putnam
  1. Ra   – Randolph
  2. Ri   – Ripley
  3. Ru   – Rush
  4. Sc   – Scott
  5. Sh   – Shelby
  6. SJ   – St. Joseph
  7. Sp   – Spencer
  8. Sta – Starke
  9. Ste – Steuben
  10. Su   – Sullivan
  11. Sw   – Switzerland
  12. Tcn – Tippecanoe
  13. Tpn – Tipton
  14. Un   – Union
  15. Va   – Vanderburgh
  16. Ve   – Vermillion
  17. Vi   – Vigo
  18. Wab – Wabash
  19. Was – Washington
  20. Way – Wayne
  21. We   – Wells
  22. Wrk – Warrick
  23. Wrn – Warren
  24. Wte – White
  25. Wty – Whitley

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Indiana

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

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

External Indiana Map Links

Indiana County Map of Road and Highway's

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

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