Off-line site accessed via Archive.org. Note: These are not live sites.
- American Indian Territorial Losses - <1850-1890. Maps.com.
- Animated presentation of the Formation of the 48
contiguous states by Ed Stephan. Click "back" to return
- Animated presentation of the Formation of the
counties in the 48 contiguous states by Ed Stephan. Click
"back" to return here.
- Animated maps of county formation from Genealogy, Inc.
- U.S. territorial expansion. These maps are found at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. There are 13 maps in this series covering
from 1775 to the present. Don't overlook other historical maps at this
site that might relate to part of your family's history.
- United States of America, by H.S. Tanner, 1834, from University of Connecticut Library. Existing county lines are highly visible.
- An old file directory of color state maps showing counties from the US Census Bureau. These are sometimes useful in personal genealogy atlases. Files in all lower case are the map images of primary interest. Those in upper case are state flags. Some will recall these as among the first state/county maps available on the Internet.
- Color Landform Atlas of the United States
- AniMap software from Gold Bug. Source of many of the maps linked from this website. Recommended. Free demo download.
- SiteFinder Online from Gold Bug (above). Great for old town names, old post offices, Native American village sites. Many of the sites on this map came from AniMap SiteFinder.
- Atlas of Historical County Boundaries in print from the Newberry Library. Editor. Some download material available for California, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey,Virginia & West Virginia (combined), and Wyoming (Feb 2007).
[For advanced users only: Download zipped folder containing the following files for each state: 1 shapefile (polygons) for use with GIS programs (requires special mapping s/w), a database (MS Access required), and at least 3 supplemental texts (HTML documents).]
- Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution
Links to other websites by John Robertson containing historical maps.