Old Historical City, County and State Maps of Texas

Our collection of old historical maps of Texas span over 175 years of growth. View Texas Maps such as historical county boundaries changes as well as old vintage maps. Most historical maps of Georgia were published in atlases.

Maps of Texas

Old Maps of Texas  •  Texas County Formation Maps

Many Texas maps are available at various repositories, such as the GLO.  The Texas State Library’s Archives Divisionholds a particularly large map collection.  That collection includes map compilations, photocopies, and original documents. Some of them are road and highway maps, while others are land survey maps, state maps, or county maps.

Map of Texas state with the counties and the county seats

Texas County Map with the counties and the county seats

Coastal maps, town plats, nautical maps, street maps, and bird’s eye maps are also included, and the collection is indexed according to date and map location.  Maps in the collection that were deposited at the Texas State Library before 1965. The Map Collection of the Texas State Archives.  The University of Texas libraries in both El Paso and Austin also hold useful state map collections, as does Southern Methodist University DeGrolyer Library. The University of Texas Libraries provides highly detailed Texas Map of D.O.T. County Road and Highway’s online. These 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.

1880 County Map of Texas. Showing also portions of the adjoining states and territories

1880 County Map of Texas. Showing also portions of the adjoining states and territories

The Republic of Texas existed from March 2, 1836 to February 19, 1846. The State of Georgia was created as the 28th state on December 29, 1845. States bordering Texas are ArkansasLouisianaNew MexicoOklahoma and Mexico. The 10 largest cities in Texas are Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano and Laredo. Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Any Historical Map of Texas 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 Texas County Formations 1834 to 1931

This Interactive Map of Texas Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of Texas in 1834 to 1931.

Texas contains 254 counties. The Republic of Texas originally consisted of 23 counties in 1836.

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Texas County Formation Years

Texas 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. Adw – Andrews
  10. Ang – Angelina
  11. Ara – Aransas
  12. Arc – Archer
  13. Arm – Armstrong
  14. Asn – Anderson
  15. At  – Atascosa
  16. Au  – Austin
  17. Bai – Bailey
  18. Ban – Bandera
  19. Bas – Bastrop
  20. Bay – Baylor
  21. Bee – Bee
  22. Bel – Bell
  23. Bex – Bexar
  24. Bks – Brooks
  25. Bl  – Blanco
  26. Bnt – Burnet
  27. Bor – Borden
  28. Bos – Bosque
  29. Bow – Bowie
  30. Bre – Brewster
  31. Bri – Briscoe
  32. Bsn – Burleson
  33. Bwn – Brown
  34. Bzr – Brazoria
  35. Bzs – Brazos
  36. Car – Carson
  37. Cby – Crosby
  38. Cdl – Caldwell
  39. Cdo – Colorado
  40. Cha – Chambers
  41. Che – Comanche
  42. Chi – Childress
  43. Chk – Cherokee
  44. Cho – Concho
  45. Ckt – Crockett
  46. Cl  – Clay
  47. Cll – Callahan
  48. Cln – Collin
  49. Cml – Comal
  50. Cmn – Coleman
  51. Cmp – Camp
  52. Coc – Cochran
  53. Cok – Coke
  54. Coo – Cooke
  55. Cor – Coryell
  56. Cot – Cottle
  57. Cra – Crane*
  58. Crn – Cameron
  59. Css – Cass
  60. Cto – Castro
  61. Cu  – Culberson
  62. Cun – Calhoun
  63. Cwh – Collingsworth
  64. Daw – Dawson
  65. Del – Delta
  66. Den – Denton
  67. Dic – Dickens
  68. Dim – Dimmit
  69. Dlm – Dallam
  70. Dls – Dallas
  71. Don – Donley
  72. DS  – Deaf Smith
  73. Du  – Duval
  74. DW  – De Witt
  75. Ea  – Eastland
  76. Ec  – Ector
  77. Ed  – Edwards
  78. Els – Ellis
  79. EP  – El Paso
  80. Er  – Erath
  81. Fal – Falls
  82. Fan – Fannin
  83. Fay – Fayette
  84. FB  – Fort Bend
  85. Fi  – Fisher
  86. Fl  – Floyd
  87. Foa – Foard
  1. Fra – Franklin
  2. Fre – Freestone
  3. Fri – Frio
  4. Gai – Gaines
  5. Gal – Galveston
  6. Gar – Garza
  7. Gil – Gillespie
  8. Gla – Glasscock
  9. Gol – Goliad
  10. Gon – Gonzales
  11. Gre – Gregg
  12. Gri – Grimes
  13. Gry – Gray
  14. Gsn – Grayson
  15. Gu  – Guadalupe
  16. Ham – Hamilton
  17. Han – Hansford
  18. Has – Haskell
  19. Hay – Hays
  20. Hdn – Hardin
  21. Hem – Hemphill
  22. Hen – Henderson
  23. Hid – Hidalgo
  24. Hil – Hill
  25. Hle – Hale
  26. Hll – Hall
  27. Hly – Hartley
  28. Hmn – Hardeman
  29. Hoc – Hockley*
  30. Hoo – Hood
  31. Hop – Hopkins
  32. Hou – Houston
  33. How – Howard
  34. Hrs – Harris
  35. Hsn – Harrison
  36. Hud – Hudspeth
  37. Hun – Hunt
  38. Hut – Hutchinson
  39. Ir  – Irion
  40. Jas – Jasper
  41. Jck – Jack
  42. JD  – Jeff Davis
  43. Jfn – Jefferson
  44. JH  – Jim Hogg
  45. Joh – Johnson
  46. Jon – Jones
  47. Jsn – Jackson
  48. JW  – Jim Wells
  49. Kar – Karnes
  50. Kau – Kaufman
  51. Kdl – Kendall
  52. Ker – Kerr
  53. Kim – Kimble
  54. Kl  – Kleberg
  55. Kn  – Knox
  56. Kng – King
  57. Knt – Kent
  58. Kny – Kinney
  59. Lav – Lavaca
  60. Lee – Lee
  61. Leo – Leon
  62. Lib – Liberty
  63. Lim – Limestone
  64. Lip – Lipscomb
  65. Ll  – Llano
  66. Lmb – Lamb
  67. Lmr – Lamar
  68. LO  – Live Oak
  69. Lo  – Loving
  70. Lps – Lampasas
  71. LS  – La Salle
  72. Lu  – Lubbock
  73. Ly  – Lynn
  74. Mad – Madison
  75. Mat – Matagorda
  76. Mav – Maverick
  77. McC – McCulloch
  78. McL – McLennan
  79. Mcl – Mitchell
  80. McM – McMullen
  81. Med – Medina
  82. Men – Menard
  83. Mgu – Montague
  84. Mid – MIdland
  85. Mlm – Milam
  86. Mls – Mills
  87. Moo – Moore
  1. Mor – Morris
  2. Mot – Motley
  3. Mrn – Marion
  4. Msn – Mason
  5. Mtn – Martin
  6. Mty – Montgomery
  7. Nac – Nacogdoches
  8. Ne  – Newton
  9. No  – Nolan
  10. Nro – Navarro
  11. Nu  – Nueces
  12. Oc  – Ochiltree
  13. Ol  – Oldham
  14. Or  – Orange
  15. Pan – Panola
  16. Pe  – Pecos
  17. Pkr – Parker
  18. Pmr – Parmer
  19. Pol – Polk
  20. Pot – Potter
  21. PP  – Palo Pinto
  22. Pr  – Presidio
  23. Rai – Rains
  24. Ran – Randall
  25. Ree – Reeves
  26. Ref – Refugio
  27. Rel – Real
  28. Rgn – Reagan
  29. Roc – Rockwall
  30. RR  – Red River
  31. Rsn – Robertson
  32. Rts – Roberts
  33. Runnels
  34. Rus – Rusk
  35. SA  – San Augustine
  36. Sbn – Sabine
  37. Sby – Shelby
  38. Sch – Schleicher
  39. Scu – Scurry
  40. Sha – Shackelford
  41. SJ  – San Jacinto
  42. Slg – Sterling
  43. Sm  – Smith
  44. Smn – Sherman
  45. So  – Somervell
  46. SP  – San Patricio
  47. Sps – Stephens
  48. SS  – San Saba
  49. Sta – Starr
  50. Su  – Sutton
  51. Sw  – Swisher
  52. Swl – Stonewall
  53. Tar – Tarrant
  54. Tay – Taylor
  55. TG  – Tom Green
  56. Th  – Throckmorton
  57. Ti  – Titus
  58. Tra – Travis
  59. Tri – Trinity
  60. Trl – Terrell
  61. Try – Terry
  62. Ty  – Tyler
  63. Ups – Upshur
  64. Upt – Upton
  65. Uv  – Uvalde
  66. Vi  – Victoria
  67. VV  – Val Verde
  68. VZ  – Van Zandt
  69. War – Ward
  70. Was – Washington
  71. Wbr – Wilbarger
  72. We  – Webb
  73. Wha – Wharton
  74. Whe – Wheeler
  75. Wic – Wichita
  76. Win – Winkler
  77. Wis – Wise
  78. Wkr – Walker
  79. Wlr – Waller
  80. Wls – Wilson
  81. Wly – Willacy
  82. Wmn – Williamson
  83. Wo  – Wood
  84. Yoa – Yoakum
  85. You – Young
  86. Zap – Zapata
  87. Zav – Zavala

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Texas

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

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

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