State & County Maps of Mississippi

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

Our collection of Mississippi maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 18th century to the present and include:

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

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

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is home to several historical maps of Mississippi. They are filed according to year. Some date back as far as 1500, while others are more current. Some are from as late as 1984.

This collection includes Sanborn fire insurance maps, as well as maps from the Mississippi State Highway Department, U.S. Geological Survey, and other government agencies.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has created several maps of county highways. They are helpful for those who are trying to find cemeteries within Mississippi.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Mississippi

This Historical Mississippi Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Mississippi were published in atlases and spans over 200 years of growth for the state.

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

1776 Map of the Course of the Mississipi River from the Balise to Fort Chartres
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the Course of the Mississippi River from the Balise to Fort Chartres

1804 Atlas Map of the Mississippi Territory

  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Locations: Alabama, Mississippi
  • Map Publication: Arrowsmith & Lewis’s New and Elegant Atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time.
  • Map Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) & Samuel Lewis

1812 Atlas Map of the Mississippi Territory

  • Map Date: 1812
  • Map Locations: Alabama, Mississippi
  • Map Publication: Arrowsmith & Lewis’s New and Elegant Atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time.
  • Map Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) & Samuel Lewis

Carey’s 1814 Atlas Map of Mississippi Territory

  • Map Date: 1814
  • Map Locations: Alabama, Mississippi
  • 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

Carey’s 1818 Map of the Alabama and Mississippi Territories

  • Map Date: 1818
  • Map Locations: Alabama, Mississippi
  • 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: Mathew Carey
1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Mississippi
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Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Mississippi

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Mississippi
  • 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
1827 State Map of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana
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Finley’s 1827 State Map of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi
  • 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)
1836 State Map of Mississippi
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Tanner’s 1836 State Map of Mississippi

  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Mississippi
  • 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 State Map of Mississippi
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Morse’s 1845 State Map of Mississippi

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Mississippi
  • 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 State Map of Mississippi
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Colton’s 1856 State Map of Mississippi

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Mississippi
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)
1866 State Map of Mississippi Public Survey Sketches by the Department of Interior Land Office
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1866 State Map of Mississippi Public Survey Sketches by the Department of Interior Land Office

  • Map Date: October 2nd 1866
  • Map Locations: Mississippi
  • Map Publication: Maps accompanying Report of the commissioner of the General Land Office.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: United States. General Land Office.
1880 State and County Map of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana
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Mitchell’s 1880 State and County Map of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Mississippi, Arkansas , Louisiana
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Mississippi County Formations 1785-1918

This Interactive Map of Mississippi Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Mississippi territory in 1785 to 1918.

Mississippi County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has prepared a series of 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 Mississippi maps are Free to downloade are in PDF format.

External Mississippi Map Resources

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