State & County Maps of Pennsylvania

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

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

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

Most of the courthouses in Pennsylvania can supply maps of county roads. Manuscript collections, county histories, and county atlases also contain older Pennsylvania maps. Some of those collections can be found in the following locations: Historical Society of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State LibraryFree Library of PennsylvaniaCarnegie Library at PittsburghPennsylvania State Archives.

City directories sometimes contain maps of those cities. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission also has a useful map available to researchers. That map shows how the counties developed in the Commonwealth.

Warrantee maps from 24 Pennsylvania counties are available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, and copies can also be found in each county recorder of deeds office, as well as at the Pennsylvania State Library.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Pennsylvania

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

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

1776 State Map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of that Province, but also its Extensive Frontiers
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Jeffery’s 1776 State Map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of that Province, but also its Extensive Frontiers

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: Parts 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 Pennsylvania reduced with permission from Reading Howell's Map
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Carey’s 1795 State Map of Pennsylvania reduced with permission from Reading Howell’s Map

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

  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Locations: Pennsylvania
  • 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 Pennsylvania
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Carey’s 1814 State Map of Pennsylvania

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

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

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey
  • 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)
1836 State Map Of Pennsylvania with its Canals, Rail-Roads & Distances from Place to Place along the Stage Roads
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Tanner’s 1836 State Map Of Pennsylvania with its Canals, Rail-Roads & Distances from Place to Place along the Stage Roads

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

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

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

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)
1856 City Map of Pittsburgh and Allegheny PA with parts of adjacent boroughs with the City of Cincinnati OH
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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, PA and Cincinnati OH
  • 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 and County Map of Pennsylvania with Harrisburg, Williamsport, Erie and Scranton
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Mitchell’s 1880 State and County Map of Pennsylvania with Harrisburg, Williamsport, Erie and Scranton

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Pennsylvania, City of Harrisburg, City of Williamsport, City of Erie, City of Scranton
  • 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 Philadelphia and Camden

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

Map of Pennsylvania County Formations 1673-1878

This Interactive Map of Pennsylvania Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Pennsylvania territory in 1673 to 1878.

Pennsylvania County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania maps are Free to downloade are in PDF format.

External Pennsylvania Map Resources

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