20 October 2009

Historic Georgia Maps

As part of the Georgia Virtual Vault, the GA Secretary of State's office has put historic Georgia Maps online. There are maps of 161 GA counties (some no longer in existence) that date from 1866-1935. You can browse a list of maps, or search the database in categories such as title, publisher, year, notes, etc.

The maps are available in high resolution and individuals can use the maps themselves as long as they give credit. For each map, there is a usually a bit of information about it's creation.

Map of Emanuel County, GA, cir. 1886:


Greta Koehl said...

Thanks for posting this resource - this is awesome.

*GeorgiaTim said...

Another website I've found useful is the Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties at http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/index.htm. The style and level of detail varies widely, but they are often useful "thumbnail" maps of a county at a particular time. I've also found them useful for locating communities that no longer exist yet are given as a family's residence on census forms.


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