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Maps and atlases are used to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They identify political boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes.Historical maps often show communities that no longer exist.  
 
Maps and atlases are used to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They identify political boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes.Historical maps often show communities that no longer exist.  
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For maps illustrating how Tennessee county boundaries have changed over time, visit the free online [http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/tn_cf.html Tennessee County Formation Maps], courtesy: [http://www.familyhistory101.com/ FamilyHistory101.com] and [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0].
  
 
The Tennessee State Department of Archives and Libraries has the largest collection of Tennessee maps. They are accessible through a card file in the Manuscript Reading Room. The [[Tennessee State Library and Archives]] (TSLA) is in the beginning stages of posting digital copies of historical maps on their website through the [http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fmaps Tennessee Virtual Archives (TEVA)]. Among the collection is a 1907 historical map showing Davidson County civil districts and the plotted residences of families living within those districts. Other maps from 1795 and 1806 show early waterways and settlements. The Department of Transportation in Nashville also has a large collection of maps and atlases for the state.  
 
The Tennessee State Department of Archives and Libraries has the largest collection of Tennessee maps. They are accessible through a card file in the Manuscript Reading Room. The [[Tennessee State Library and Archives]] (TSLA) is in the beginning stages of posting digital copies of historical maps on their website through the [http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fmaps Tennessee Virtual Archives (TEVA)]. Among the collection is a 1907 historical map showing Davidson County civil districts and the plotted residences of families living within those districts. Other maps from 1795 and 1806 show early waterways and settlements. The Department of Transportation in Nashville also has a large collection of maps and atlases for the state.  
  
The [http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/index.php?pg=xgalleries/gallmap.htm|Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture] site includes a collection of state maps showing major cities, rivers and roadways. Of special interest is a [http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/?pg=xgalleries/xmappgs/counties.php county map] which shows a brief summary of each Tennessee county. These maps are published jointly by the Tennessee Historical Society and The University of Tennessee Press.  
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The [http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/index.php?pg=xgalleries/gallmap.htm|Tennessee Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture] site includes a collection of state maps showing major cities, rivers and roadways. Of special interest is a [http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/?pg=xgalleries/xmappgs/counties.php county map] which shows a brief summary of each Tennessee county. These maps are published jointly by the Tennessee Historical Society and The University of Tennessee Press.  
  
 
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map].  This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.    
 
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map].  This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.    
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*''A New Map of Tennessee: With its Roads and Distances from Place to Place along the Stage & Steamboat Routes''. N.p., 1900's. Photocopy of original published by Thomas, Cowperthwait and Company (Family History Library map [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=32004&disp=A+New+map+of+Tennessee%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 E7n]). This map shows land distances, steamboat routes, and railroads that were in progress or proposed. There are inserts for the areas of Nashville and Knoxville.  
 
*''A New Map of Tennessee: With its Roads and Distances from Place to Place along the Stage & Steamboat Routes''. N.p., 1900's. Photocopy of original published by Thomas, Cowperthwait and Company (Family History Library map [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=32004&disp=A+New+map+of+Tennessee%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 E7n]). This map shows land distances, steamboat routes, and railroads that were in progress or proposed. There are inserts for the areas of Nashville and Knoxville.  
 
*''Rand, McNally & Company’s Indexed Atlas of the World.'' 1885. Reprint, Searcy, Arkansas: Presley Research, 1978. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=639141&disp=Reprint%2C+Rand%2C+McNally+%26+Company%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 E7rm] 1885.) This shows railroads, major and minor waterways, county boundaries, and county seats of Tennessee.  
 
*''Rand, McNally & Company’s Indexed Atlas of the World.'' 1885. Reprint, Searcy, Arkansas: Presley Research, 1978. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=639141&disp=Reprint%2C+Rand%2C+McNally+%26+Company%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 E7rm] 1885.) This shows railroads, major and minor waterways, county boundaries, and county seats of Tennessee.  
*Mead, H.D. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/kentuckytennesse00mead Kentucky and Tennessee. A complete guide to their railroads, stations and distances, connections north and south; their rivers, landings]. ''Louisville, H.E. 1867. Free digital copy.
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*Mead, H.D. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/kentuckytennesse00mead Kentucky and Tennessee. A Complete Guide to Their Railroads, Stations and Distances, Connections North and South; Their Rivers, Landings]. ''Louisville, H.E. 1867. Free digital copy, courtesy: Internet Archive.
  
 
List of post offices in Tennessee and their dates of operation will be helpful to genealogists and historians hoping to identify the location of a particular place name. [http://state.tn.us/tsla/history/places/postoff.htm Tennessee State Archives] has a list of the post offices. Users should be aware that the county listed is the county in which the post office was located at the time of its creation. Later changes in county boundary lines may have affected the home county of that post office. This list is based on records at National Archives listing postmaster appointments from 1832 to 1971 (see National Archives microfilm publications M1131 and M841).  
 
List of post offices in Tennessee and their dates of operation will be helpful to genealogists and historians hoping to identify the location of a particular place name. [http://state.tn.us/tsla/history/places/postoff.htm Tennessee State Archives] has a list of the post offices. Users should be aware that the county listed is the county in which the post office was located at the time of its creation. Later changes in county boundary lines may have affected the home county of that post office. This list is based on records at National Archives listing postmaster appointments from 1832 to 1971 (see National Archives microfilm publications M1131 and M841).  
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http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/  
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[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ Tennessee State Library and Archives]
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[http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/ Tenn<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277840913396_420" />essee Department of Transportation]
  
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[http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/about/maps.html  Maps, Tennessee.gov]
  
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/about/maps.html  
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[http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/tn_cf.html My Tennessee Genealogy]&nbsp;Includes free version of AniMap 3.0.
  
Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html {{Tennessee|Tennessee}}  
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Printable maps are also available online from the [http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html National Atlas of the United States].{{Tennessee|Tennessee}}  
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee  Gotoarrow.png  Maps

Maps and atlases are used to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They identify political boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes.Historical maps often show communities that no longer exist.

For maps illustrating how Tennessee county boundaries have changed over time, visit the free online Tennessee County Formation Maps, courtesy: FamilyHistory101.com and AniMap 3.0.

The Tennessee State Department of Archives and Libraries has the largest collection of Tennessee maps. They are accessible through a card file in the Manuscript Reading Room. The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is in the beginning stages of posting digital copies of historical maps on their website through the Tennessee Virtual Archives (TEVA). Among the collection is a 1907 historical map showing Davidson County civil districts and the plotted residences of families living within those districts. Other maps from 1795 and 1806 show early waterways and settlements. The Department of Transportation in Nashville also has a large collection of maps and atlases for the state.

The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture site includes a collection of state maps showing major cities, rivers and roadways. Of special interest is a county map which shows a brief summary of each Tennessee county. These maps are published jointly by the Tennessee Historical Society and The University of Tennessee Press.

United States Census Bureau State and County Map.  This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.  

Maps and atlases for Tennessee at the Family History Library include the following:

  • Puetz, C. J. Tennessee County Maps. Lyndon Station, Wisconsin: County Maps, 1980?. (Family History Library book Q 976.8 E7p.) Contains detailed maps of each county with towns, roads, points of interest, and major rivers and creeks.
  • A New Map of Tennessee: With its Roads and Distances from Place to Place along the Stage & Steamboat Routes. N.p., 1900's. Photocopy of original published by Thomas, Cowperthwait and Company (Family History Library map 976.8 E7n). This map shows land distances, steamboat routes, and railroads that were in progress or proposed. There are inserts for the areas of Nashville and Knoxville.
  • Rand, McNally & Company’s Indexed Atlas of the World. 1885. Reprint, Searcy, Arkansas: Presley Research, 1978. (Family History Library book 976.8 E7rm 1885.) This shows railroads, major and minor waterways, county boundaries, and county seats of Tennessee.
  • Mead, H.D. Kentucky and Tennessee. A Complete Guide to Their Railroads, Stations and Distances, Connections North and South; Their Rivers, Landings. Louisville, H.E. 1867. Free digital copy, courtesy: Internet Archive.

List of post offices in Tennessee and their dates of operation will be helpful to genealogists and historians hoping to identify the location of a particular place name. Tennessee State Archives has a list of the post offices. Users should be aware that the county listed is the county in which the post office was located at the time of its creation. Later changes in county boundary lines may have affected the home county of that post office. This list is based on records at National Archives listing postmaster appointments from 1832 to 1971 (see National Archives microfilm publications M1131 and M841).

See Tennessee GazetteersUnited States Maps, and United States Gazetteers for more resources regarding places in Tennessee. Also check the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

TENNESSEE - MAPS

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - MAPS

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - MAPS

TENNESSEE - GAZETTEERS

TENNESSEE - MIGRATION, INTERNAL

TENNESSEE - NAMES, GEOGRAPHICAL

Web Sites

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Maps, Tennessee.gov

My Tennessee Genealogy Includes free version of AniMap 3.0.

Printable maps are also available online from the National Atlas of the United States.