Old Historical State, County and City Maps of New Hampshire

Maps of New Hampshire

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

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.

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


New Hampshire County Map Formations 1764-1874

This Interactive Map of New Hampshire Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from 1764 to 1874.

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

Old Historical Atlas Maps of New Hampshire

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

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

External New Hampshire Map Links

New Hampshire County Map of Road and Highway’s

The New Hampshire D.O.T. Highway Department does not have individual New Hampshire County Map available at this time.

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