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|Territory: Jul 13, 1787 (NW)|
|Statehood: Mar 1, 1803|
|Borders: PA, WV, KY, IN and MI|
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Maps of Ohio are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Old Ohio maps are effective sources of geographical information and useful for historical, genealogical and territorial research.
Our collection of Ohio maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 18th century to the present and include:
- Ohio Township maps, including maps showing the progress of the original government surveys
- Ohio Road, Highway and railroad maps
- Ohio Maps showing the state’s geological features
- Ohio timeline of county boundaries changes
- Ohio Military maps
- Ohio Maps of specific towns, counties and bodies of water
- Territorial era maps of Ohio
- Bird’s eye views of Ohio cities and towns
Historical Maps of Ohio are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Ohio Maps are vital historical evidence but must be interpreted cautiously and carefully.
Ohio Maps can be very useful in conducting research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Also, because old Ohio maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names.
An 1875 map of Zanesville by Sanborn Insurance still exists today. It can be found at the Ohio Historical Society. The Newberry Library, Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1800 is also a useful source of information on Ohio maps, although it is not complete.
For instance, it does not include a listing of the maps that can be found at the Western Reserve Historical Society. There are also partial collections of Sanborn maps available at various Ohio libraries. Some can also be found on library websites.
Old Historical Atlas Maps of Ohio
This Historical Ohio Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Ohio were published in atlases and spans over 250 years of growth for the state.
Some Ohio maps years have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines, and other features useful to the Ohio researcher.
Arrowsmith’s 1804 State Map of Ohio
Carey’s 1814 State Map of Ohio
Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Ohio
Finley’s 1827 State Map of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and part of the Michigan Territory
Tanner’s 1836 State Map of Ohio
Morse’s 1845 State Map of Ohio
Colton’s 1856 State Map of Ohio with Vicinity of Cleveland
Colton’s 1856 City Map of Pittsburgh and Allegheny PA with parts of adjacent boroughs with the City of Cincinnati OH
Mitchell’s 1880 City Map of Cincinnati
Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Map of Indiana and Ohio
Map of Ohio County Formations 1788-1888
This Interactive Map of Ohio Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Ohio territory in 1788 to 1888.
Ohio County Maps of Road and Highway’s
The Ohio 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 Ohio maps are Free to downloade are in PDF format.
External Ohio Map Resources
- Old Historical Maps of Ohio (alabamamaps.ua.edu)
- Ohio Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers (ancestry.com)
- U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry.com)
- Library of Congress Ohio Map Collections (loc.gov)
- Old Maps of Ohio (old-maps.com)
- Ohio Antique Maps and Historical Atlases (historicmapworks.com)
- Historical Ohio State Maps (mapsofthepast.com)
- Antique Maps of Ohio (raremaps.com)
- Ohio Map Books (amazon.com)