State & County Maps of Rhode Island

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

Our collection of Rhode Island maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 00th century to the present and include:

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

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

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

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Rhode Island

This Historical Rhode Island Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Rhode Island were published in atlases and spans over 000 years of growth for the state.

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

1776 State Map of New England containing the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Conecticut and Rhode Island
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Jeffery’s 1776 State Map of New England containing the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Conecticut and Rhode Island

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • 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
1776 Southern Map of the most Inhabited part of New England, containing the Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Connecticut And Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the most Inhabited part of New England, containing the Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Connecticut And Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships – Southern section

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • 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 Rhode Island compiled from the Surveys and Observations of Caleb Harris
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Carey’s 1795 State Map of Rhode Island compiled from the Surveys and Observations of Caleb Harris

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

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

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

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Rhode Island
  • 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 Map of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut
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Finley’s 1827 State Map of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts
  • 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 Rhode Island and Massachusetts
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Tanner’s 1836 State Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts

  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Rhode Island, Massachusetts
  • 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 Rhode Island and Massachusetts
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Morse’s 1845 State Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Rhode Island, Massachusetts
  • 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 Rhode Island and Massachusetts with Vicinity of Boston
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Colton’s 1856 State Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts with Vicinity of Boston

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Rhode Island, Massachusetts and City of Boston
  • 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 Map of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts
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Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Map of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Rhode Island County Formations 1643-1963

This Interactive Map of Rhode Island Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Rhode Island territory in 1643 to 1963.

Rhode Island County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Rhode Island D.O.T. Highway Department does not have Rhode Island County Maps available at this time.

External Rhode Island Map Resources

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