Old Historical State, County and City Maps of Nevada

Maps of Nevada

Most historical maps of Nevada were published in atlases. Within the atlases are historical maps, illustrations, and histories many of which contain family names ideal for genealogical research.

Maps can be very useful in conducting Nevada research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Several kinds of maps are available which can help in locating land, mining claims, ghost towns, or ranches. 

A wide variety of maps are offered by the Nevada Department of Transportation. The department’s website has quad maps online for review. They will send a catalog and price list of available maps.

The United States Geological Survey will supply any of its maps for a nominal fee. The state office is at 333 W. Nye Lane, Room 203, Carson City, NV 89706.

The Nevada Territory was organized on March 2, 1861. The State of Nevada was created as the 36th state on October 31, 1864.

States bordering Nevada are North DakotaArizona in the southeast, CaliforniaIdaho,  Oregon and Utah.

The 10 largest cities in Nevada are Las Vegas, Henderson , Reno, Paradise,  North Las Vegas, Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley, Enterprise, Sparks,  and Carson City.

Map of Nevada County Formations 1852-1969

This Interactive Nevada County Maps show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from 1852 to 1969. Nevada contains 16 counties.

Nevada County Map Formation by Year

Nevada 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
  1. CC – Carson City
  2. Ch – Churchill
  3. Cl – Clark
  4. Do – Douglas
  5. El – Elko
  6. Es – Esmeralda
  7. Eu – Eureka
  8. Hu – Humboldt
  1. Lan – Lander
  2. Li – Lincoln
  3. Ly – Lyon
  4. Min – Mineral
  5. Nye – Nye
  6. Pe – Pershing
  7. St – Storey
  8. Woe – Washoe
  9. WP – White Pine

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Nevada

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

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

External Nevada Links

Nevada County Map of Road and Highway’s

The Nevada D.O.T. Highway Department 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 maps 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.

Disclaimer:  The Public roads displayed on these maps are defined by each individual county by information provided by county resources.  Although the maps were created by NDOT Cartography using public road data as defined by each county in Nevada and are believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information.

Historical Nevada State Highway Maps

Historical Nevada State and City Highway Maps

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