|TN State Facts|
|Territory: May 26, 1790|
|Statehood: June 1, 1796|
|Borders: VA, KY, NC, AL, MS, GA, MO, and AR|
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Maps of Tennessee are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Old Tennessee maps are effective sources of geographical information and useful for historical, genealogical and territorial research.
Our collection of Tennessee maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 18th century to the present and include:
- Tennessee Township maps, including maps showing the progress of the original government surveys
- Tennessee Road, Highway and railroad maps
- Tennessee Maps showing the state’s geological features
- Tennessee timeline of county boundaries changes
- Tennessee Military maps
- Tennessee Maps of specific towns, counties and bodies of water
- Colonial era maps of Tennessee
- Bird’s eye views of Tennessee cities and towns
Historical Maps of Tennessee are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Tennessee Maps are vital historical evidence but must be interpreted cautiously and carefully.
Tennessee Maps can be very useful in conducting research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Also, because old Tennessee maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names.
There are civil district maps, early surveyors’ maps, and many other Tennessee maps on file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
They also have both current and historical maps on file, including topographical maps from the U.S. Geological Survey. Some Ocoee District plat books and Mountain District grants can also be found there.
Old Historical Atlas Maps of Tennessee
This Historical Tennessee Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Tennessee were published in atlases and spans over 250 years of growth for the state.
Some Tennessee maps years have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines, and other features useful to the Tennessee researcher.
Carey’s 1795 State Map of Tennessee Government formerly Part of North Carolina taken Chiefly from Surveys
Arrowsmith’s 1804 State Map of Tennessee
Carey’s 1814 State Map of Tennessee
Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical State Map of Tennessee
Finley’s 1827 State Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
Tanner’s 1836 State Map of Tennessee
Morse’s 1845 State Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
Colton’s 1856 State Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
Colton’s 1856 City Map of Louisville KY with City of New Orleans LA
Mitchell’s 1880 State and County Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
Map of Tennessee County Formations 1777-1985
This Interactive Map of Tennessee Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Tennessee territory in 1777 to 1985.
Tennessee County Maps of Road and Highway’s
The Tennessee 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.
Tennessee City Map of Road and Highway’s
The Tennessee D.O.T. Highway Department has prepared a series of 2016 city road maps. The Tennessee city maps are now available in Adobe PDF format. Every effort was made to precisely duplicate the digital city map files. TDOT, however, realizes that some errors or omissions may have occurred during the conversion process.
These maps are placed on this web site strictly for the private use of the general public. Therefore, you as private citizens, should view or download these city maps and keep in mind that although the data has been processed successfully on a computer system at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by TDOT regarding the accuracy and/or use of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Valid dates of inventory collection and revisions are found on each map in the “Map Record” box.
External Tennessee Map Resources
- Old Historical Maps of Tennessee (alabamamaps.ua.edu)
- Tennessee Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers (ancestry.com)
- U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry.com)
- Library of Congress Tennessee Map Collections (loc.gov)
- Old Maps of Tennessee (old-maps.com)
- Tennessee Antique Maps and Historical Atlases (historicmapworks.com)
- Historical Tennessee State Maps (mapsofthepast.com)
- Antique Maps of Tennessee (raremaps.com)
- Tennessee Map Books (amazon.com)