State & County Maps of Missouri

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

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

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

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

Detailed Missouri county maps showing cemeteries, houses, churches, schools, and all county roads are available from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Transportation Planning.

Ward maps of St. Louis and Kansas City are located in the National Archives and are available at National Archives facilities or major research facilities.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Missouri

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

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

Carey’s 1814 Map of Missouri Territory formally Louisiana  

  • Map Date: 1814
  • Map Locations: Arkansas and Missouri
  • 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 State Map of Missouri
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Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Missouri

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Missouri
  • 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 Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma
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Finley’s 1827 State Map of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
  • 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 Missouri
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Tanner’s 1836 State Map of Missouri

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

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Missouri
  • 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 Missouri with Vicinity of St Louis
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Colton’s 1856 State Map of Missouri with City of St Louis

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Missouri
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)
1856 City Map of St Louis MO with City of Chicago IL
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Colton’s 1856 City of St Louis MO with City Map of Chicago IL

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Chicago, St Louis
  • 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 Missouri Public Survey Sketches by the Department of Interior Land Office
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1866 State Map of Missouri Public Survey Sketches by the Department of Interior Land Office

  • Map Date: October 2nd 1866
  • Map Locations: Missouri
  • 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 City Map of St Louis
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Mitchell’s 1880 City Map of St Louis

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: City of St Louis, Missouri
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Missouri County Formations 1804-1889

This Interactive Map of Missouri Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Missouri territory in 1804 to 1889.

Missouri County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Missouri Department of Transportation has prepared a series of county road maps 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. Below are printable maps of Missouri’s 114 counties. These Missouri maps are Free to downloade are in PDF format.

External Missouri Map Resources

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