State & County Maps of Maryland

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

Our collection of Maryland maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 17th century to the present and include:

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

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

Maryland Maps can be very useful in conducting research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Also, because old Maryland maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names.

The Maryland State Archives also holds a large collection of plats, atlases, and maps for the state. Many of those maps have tract and owner indexes available as well.

The Maryland Historical Society has a large collection of maps on file as well. Most counties also have genealogical and historical societies and collections that include useful county maps, some of which have been published.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Maryland

This Historical Maryland Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Maryland were published in atlases and spans over 350 years of growth for the state.

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

1776 Map of Virginia containing Maryland - Southern Section
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of Virginia containing Maryland – Southern Section

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: Virginia and Maryland
  • 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
1795 State Map of Maryland, from the best Authorities
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Carey’s 1795 State Map of Maryland, from the best Authorities

  • Map Date: 1795
  • Map Locations: maryland
  • Map Publication: Carey’s American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps And One Chart
  • Map Cartographer: Mathew Carey (1760– 1839)

Arrowsmith’s 1804 State Map of Maryland

  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Locations: Maryland
  • Map Publication: A new and elegant general atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time.
  • Map Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) and Samuel Lewis (1754-1822)

Carey’s 1814 State Map of Maryland

  • Map Date: 1814
  • Map Locations: Maryland
  • Map Publication: Carey’s General Atlas, Improved And Enlarged; Being A Collection Of Maps Of The World And Quarters, Their Principal Empires, Kingdoms, &c
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey and Isaac Lea
1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Maryland
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Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Maryland

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Maryland
  • 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 Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey & Isaac Lea

Finley’s 1827 State Map of Maryland and Virginia

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Maryland and Virginia
  • 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 Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Anthony Finley (1784 – 1836)

Tanner’s 1836 State Map of Maryland and Delaware

  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Maryland and Delaware
  • Map Publication: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Schenck Tanner (1786–1858)
1845 Map of Maryland and Delaware
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Morse’s 1845 State Map of Maryland and Delaware

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Maryland and Delaware
  • Map Publication: Morse’s North American atlas. Containing the following beautifully colored maps
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Sidney Edwards Morse (1794-1871 ) and Samuel Breese (1802-1873)
1856 Map of Maryland and Delaware with District of Columbia
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Colton’s 1856 State Map of Maryland and Delaware with District of Columbia

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia
  • 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)
1880 State, County and Township Maps of  Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware
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Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Maps of Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)
1890 State Maps of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia
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Mitchell’s 1890 State Maps of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia

  • Map Date: 1890 (Entered 1886)
  • Map Locations: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Maryland County Formations 1637-1997

This Interactive Map of Maryland Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Maryland territory in 1637 to 1997.

Maryland County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Maryland D.O.T. Highway Department has prepared a series of 2016 county road maps. 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. These Maryland maps are Free to downloade are in PDF format.

Maryland Town Road Maps

The Town Maps on this page are for Maryland’s incorporated towns only. An incorporated town has its own government and defined municipal boundaries. Most commonly, towns are incorporated by acts of the Maryland General Assembly, although sometimes towns are incorporated by referendum.

These Maryland Town maps are Free to download are in PDF format.

External Maryland Map Resources

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