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Maps of New Hampshire

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There are many fabulous New Hampshire map resources in the state. Using them, researchers can track geographic features, political divisions, and migration trails with relative ease. Researchers may want to obtain a copy of the town of interest’s lotting map, which showed how land was divided prior to being sold off or granted to settlers.

The New Hampshire Records and Archives holds a large collection of those lotting maps, which are organized according to town and number of lots.

The name of the original proprietor of the land may also be listed. That can lead the researcher to a very useful title chain. The New Hampshire State Papers also contains many of those records.

1691-1777 Map of New Hamshire Province territorial claims
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1691-1777 Map of New Hamshire Province territorial claims

Maps can be very useful in conducting New Hampshire research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Several kinds of maps are available which can help in locating land or farms. Most historical maps of New Hampshire were published in atlases.

Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Tracing the history of early families in New Hampshire is much easier if the researcher has an understanding of New Hampshire gazetteers and maps.

The Province of New Hampshire was organized on 1629. The State of New Hampshire was created as a the 9th state on June 21, 1788.

States bordering New Hampshire are MaineMassachusettsVermont and Canada.

The 10 largest cities in New Hampshire are  ManchesterNashua,  ConcordDerryDoverRochesterSalemMerrimackHudsonLondonderry and Keene

Wyoming County Map Formations 1848-1965

This Interactive Map of Wyoming Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from 1848 to 1965.

Wyoming contains 23 counties. In 1867 the first Wyoming counties were formed. The first 2 counties created were Sweetwater County and Laramie County. The last county to be formed was Teton County on February 15, 1921.

New Hampshire County Map Formation by Year

New Hampshire 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. Bel – Belknap
  2. Car – Carroll
  3. Che – Cheshire
  4. Co – Coos
  5. Gft – Grafton
  1. Hi – Hillsborough
  2. Me – Merrimack
  3. Ro – Rockingham
  4. St – Strafford
  5. Su – Sullivan

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