Old Historical City, County and State

Maps of Missouri

Discover the past of Missouri through State maps in our online collection of old historical maps that span over 200 years of growth. View Missouri Maps such as historical county boundaries changes, old vintage maps, as well as road / highway maps for all 114 counties in Missouri.

Maps of Missouri

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Most historical maps of Missouri were published in atlases. Detailed Missouri county maps showing cemeteries, houses, churches, schools, and all county roads are available from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Transportation Planning.

Map of Missouri with the counties and the county seats

Map of Missouri with the counties and the county seats

The cost is minimal. Ward maps of St. Louis and Kansas City have been microfilmed by the National Archives and are available at National Archives facilities or major research facilities.

The Missouri Territory was created on June 4, 1812 and the State of Missouri was created as the 24th state on August 10, 1821. States bordering Missouri are Tennessee, ArkansasIllinoisIowaKansasKentuckyNebraska and Oklahoma.

Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Because Missouri historic maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names. Reading a Missouri map from the time period you are researching can help tremendously in solving these problems by leading you to the correct town records. It can also give you other leads, such as the location of city directories or old post offices in Missouri.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Missouri

This Historical Missouri Map Collection are from original copies so you can see Missouri as our ancestors saw them over a hundred years ago. Some Missouri map years (not all) have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines and other features useful to the Missouri researcher.

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 Missouri from 1804 to 1889.

Missouri contains 114 counties. In 1812 the first Missouri counties were formed. They were Cape GirardeauNew MadridSt. CharlesSt. Louis and St. Genevieve counties. The last county to be formed was Worth County in 1861.

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Missouri County Map Formation Years

Missouri County 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  - Adair
  10. An  - Andrew
  11. At  - Atchison
  12. Au  - Audrain
  13. Bat - Bates
  14. Ben - Benton
  15. Bol - Bollinger
  16. Boo - Boone
  17. Bry - Barry
  18. Btn - Barton
  19. Buc - Buchanan
  20. But - Butler
  21. Cam - Camden
  22. Cas - Cass
  23. Cdl - Caldwell
  24. Ce  - Cedar
  25. CG  - Cape Girardeau
  26. Cli - Clinton
  27. Clk - Clark
  28. Cly - Clay
  29. Col - Cole
  30. Coo - Cooper
  31. Cr  - Crawford
  1. Crl - Carroll
  2. Crn - Chariton
  3. Cst - Christian
  4. Ctr - Carter
  5. Cwy - Callaway
  6. Dad - Dade
  7. Dal - Dallas
  8. Dav - Daviess
  9. Den - Dent
  10. DK  - De Kalb
  11. Dou - Douglas
  12. Du  - Dunklin
  13. Fr  - Franklin
  14. Ga  - Gasconade
  15. Ge  - Gentry
  16. Gre - Greene
  17. Gru - Grundy
  18. Har - Harrison
  19. Hen - Henry
  20. Hic - Hickory
  21. Ho  - Holt
  22. Hrd - Howard
  23. Hwl - Howell
  24. Ir  - Iron
  25. Jac - Jackson
  26. Jas - Jasper
  27. Je  - Jefferson
  28. Jo  - Johnson
  29. Kn  - Knox
  30. Lac - Laclede
  31. Laf - Lafayette
  1. Law - Lawrence
  2. Lcn - Lincoln
  3. Le  - Lewis
  4. Liv - Livingston
  5. Lnn - Linn
  6. Mac - Macon
  7. Mad - Madison
  8. McD - McDonald
  9. Me  - Mercer
  10. Mil - Miller
  11. Mis - Mississippi
  12. Mor - Morgan
  13. Mrn - Marion
  14. Mro - Monroe
  15. Mrs - Maries
  16. Mtu - Moniteau
  17. Mty - Montgomery
  18. NM  - New Madrid
  19. No  - Nodaway
  20. Ntn - Newton
  21. Or  - Oregon
  22. Os  - Osage
  23. Oz  - Ozark
  24. Pem - Pemiscot
  25. Per - Perry
  26. Pet - Pettis
  27. Ph  - Phelps
  28. Pi  - Pike
  29. Pl  - Platte
  30. Po  - Polk
  31. Pul - Pulaski
  1. Put - Putnam
  2. Ral - Ralls
  3. Ran - Randolph
  4. Ray - Ray
  5. Re  - Reynolds
  6. Rip - Ripley
  7. Sal - Saline
  8. Sch - Schuyler
  9. SCh - St. Charles
  10. SCl - St. Clair
  11. Sdd - Stoddard
  12. SF  - St. Francois
  13. SG  - Ste Genevieve
  14. Sha - Shannon
  15. She - Shelby
  16. SL  - St. Louis
  17. SLC - St. Louis City
  18. Sld - Scotland
  19. Stn - Stone
  20. Stt - Scott
  21. Su  - Sullivan
  22. Ta  - Taney
  23. Te  - Texas
  24. Ve  - Vernon
  25. War - Warren
  26. Was - Washington
  27. Way - Wayne
  28. We  - Webster
  29. Wo  - Worth
  30. Wr  - Wright

Missouri County Map of Road and Highway's

The Missouri Department of Transportation is pleased to provide highly detailed county 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. The maps are in PDF format and print out at 8 1/2 x 11-inches. If you require a larger version please call 1-888 ASK MODOT.

The Missouri Department of Transportation, Transportation Planning holds detailed maps, which include: Cemeteries, Houses, Churches, Schools, County Roads.

These Missouri County Map of Road and Highway's are downloadable and are in PDF format. The main use of these are the locations of all known cemeteries in a county and of course the various roads and church locations. These Maps are Free to Download

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