State & County Maps of New Jersey

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

Our collection of New Jersey maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 17th century to the present and include:

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

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

New Jersey Maps can be very useful in conducting research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Also, because old New Jersey maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation provides detailed county maps. These maps contain more detailed information about roads and boundaries, rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of New Jersey

This Historical New Jersey Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of New Jersey were published in atlases and spans over 350 years of growth for the state.

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

1776 Map of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pennsylvania
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pennsylvania

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: New York, New Jersey with part of Pennsylvania
  • Map Publication: The American Atlas: Or, A Geographical Description Of The Whole Continent Of America
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Holland and Thomas Jefferys
1795 State Map of New Jersey Compiled from the most Authentic Information
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Carey’s 1795 State Map of New Jersey Compiled from the most Authentic Information

  • Map Date: 1795
  • Map Locations: New Jersey
  • Map Publication: Carey’s American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps And One Chart
  • Map Cartographer: Mathew Carey (1760– 1839)
1804 State Map of New Jersey
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Arrowsmith’s 1804 State Map of New Jersey

  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Locations: New Jersey
  • Map Publication: A new and elegant general atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time.
  • Map Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) and Samuel Lewis (1754-1822)
1814 State Map of New Jersey
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Carey’s 1814 State Map of New Jersey

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

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: New Jersey
  • 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 Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
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Finley’s 1827 State Map of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • 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)

Tanner’s 1836 State Map of New Jersey

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

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: New Jersey
  • 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 New Jersey
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Colton’s 1856 State Map of New Jersey

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: New Jersey
  • Map Notes: In full color by county.
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)
1880 State, County and Township Maps of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware
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Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Maps of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)
1880 City Map of Philadelphia and Camden
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Mitchell’s 1880 City Map of Camden and Philadelphia

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Cities of Camden and Philadelphia
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of New Jersey County Formations 1683-1928

This Interactive Map of New Jersey Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the New Jersey territory in 1683 to 1928.

New Jersey County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The New Jersey D.O.T. Highway Department has prepared a series of 2016 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 New Jersey maps are Free to downloade are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files, which is available free from the state Adobe Access page.

External New Jersey Map Resources

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