State & County Maps of Ohio

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:

State Map of Ohio County Boundaries and County Seats
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State Map of Ohio County Boundaries and County Seats
  • 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

  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Locations: Ohio
  • 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)

Carey’s 1814 State Map of Ohio

  • Map Date: 1814
  • Map Locations: Ohio
  • 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

Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Ohio

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Ohio
  • 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 Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and part of the Michigan Territory
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Finley’s 1827 State Map of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and part of the Michigan Territory

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio
  • 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 Ohio

  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Ohio
  • 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)

Morse’s 1845 State Map of Ohio

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Ohio
  • 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)

Colton’s 1856 State Map of Ohio with Vicinity of Cleveland

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Ohio and City of Cleveland
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)

Colton’s 1856 City Map of Pittsburgh and Allegheny PA with parts of adjacent boroughs with the City of Cincinnati OH

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny and Cincinnati
  • 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 City Map of Cincinnati
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Mitchell’s 1880 City Map of Cincinnati

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: City of Cincinnati
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)
1880 State, County and Township Map of Indiana and Ohio
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Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Map of Indiana and Ohio

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

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

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