State & County Maps of Virginia

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

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Our collection of Virginia maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. In the 1500’s the first maps of Virginia were made. More and more maps, gazetteers, and atlases have been created over the years since then.

The maps date from the 16th century to the present and include:

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

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

The Library of Virginia collection consists of in excess of 40,000 maps and is also managed online and also also links to the Map Collection Index.

See also Using the Map Collection in the Archives of The Library of Virginia.

The number of easily available maps of Virginia is rather lengthy. Maps displaying watercourses are essential for tracking down land grants and property referred to in deeds. Pinpointing no longer used place-names furthermore troubles researchers.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Virginia

This Historical Virginia Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Virginia were published in atlases and spans over 400 years of growth for the state.

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

1630 Map of Virginia and the Chesapeake
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Jansson’s 1630 Map of Virginia and the Chesapeake region, based upon John Smith’s map of the region frist published in 1612.

  • Map Date: 1630
  • Map Locations: Virginia
  • Map Publication:
  • Map Type:
  • Map Cartographer: Jan Janssonius (1588-1664)
1776 Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina
  • 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 Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina - Northern Section
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina – Northern Section

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina
  • 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 Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina - Southern Section
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina – Southern Section

  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina
  • 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 Virginia Compiled from the best Authorities
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Carey’s 1795 State Map of Virginia Compiled from the best Authorities

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

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

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

  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Virginia
  • 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 Virginia and Maryland
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Finley’s 1827 State Map of Virginia and Maryland

  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Virginia, Maryland
  • 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 Virginia

  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Virginia, West Virginia
  • 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 Virginia
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Morse’s 1845 Map of Virginia

  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Virginia, West Virginia
  • 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 Virginia with Cities of Richmond, Manchester, Springhill, Norfolk, Portsmouth And Gosport
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Colton’s 1856 State Map of Virginia with Cities of Richmond, Manchester, Springhill, Norfolk, Portsmouth And Gosport

  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Virginia with Cities of Richmond, Manchester, Springhill, Norfolk, Portsmouth And Gosport
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)
1870 State Map of Virginia and West Virginia
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Mitchell’s 1870 State Map of Virginia and West Virginia

  • Map Date: 1870
  • Map Locations: Virginia, West Virginia
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s new general atlas, containing maps of the various countries of the World, plans of cities, etc.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1880 State and County Map of Virginia and West Virginia
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Mitchell’s 1880 State and County Map of Virginia and West Virginia

  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Virginia, West Virginia
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)
1890 State Maps of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia
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Mitchell’s 1890 State Maps of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia

  • Map Date: 1890 (Entered 1886)
  • Map Locations: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Virginia County Formations 1617-1995

This Interactive Map of Virginia Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Virginia territory in 1617 to 1995.

Virginia County Maps of Road and Highway’s

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

External Virginia Map Resources

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