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The best collections of [[Portal:Virginia|Virginia]] maps are at the Virginia Historical Society and the Library of Virginia. A detailed list of the maps at these libraries is:
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Sames, James W., III. ''Index of Kentucky and Virginia Maps, 1562 to 1900.'' Frankfurt, Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society, 1976.  
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The best collections of [[Virginia]] maps are at the [[Virginia Historical Society]] and the [[Library of Virginia]]. A detailed list of the maps at these libraries is:
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*Sames, James W., III. ''Index of Kentucky and Virginia Maps, 1562 to 1900.'' Frankfurt, Ky.: Kentucky Historical Society, 1976. {{FHL|180175|item|disp=976 E7s}}.
  
 
Extensive map collections are at the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and George Mason University. The U.S. Geological Survey office at Reston and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Norfolk also have Virginia maps.  
 
Extensive map collections are at the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and George Mason University. The U.S. Geological Survey office at Reston and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Norfolk also have Virginia maps.  
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Excellent reproductions of Virginia maps are found in:  
 
Excellent reproductions of Virginia maps are found in:  
  
Stephenson, Richard W. ''The Cartography of Northern Virginia: Facsimile Reproductions of Maps Dating From 1608 to 1915''. Fairfax, Virginia: Fairfax County, Virginia, 1981.  
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*Stephenson, Richard W. ''The Cartography of Northern Virginia: Facsimile Reproductions of Maps Dating From 1608 to 1915''. Fairfax, Virginia: Fairfax County, Virginia, 1981. (Family History Library book {{FHL|359686|title-id|disp=Q 975.5 E7s}}.)
  
Atlases and land ownership maps are available for many counties and larger cities at the Library of Congress (see the United States Research Outline) and at other large libraries.  
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Atlases and land ownership maps are available for many counties and larger cities at the [[Library of Congress]] (see [[United States Maps]]) and at other large libraries.
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[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.  
  
 
The Family History Library has some individual maps and the following atlases:  
 
The Family History Library has some individual maps and the following atlases:  
  
Hale, John S. ''A Historical Atlas of Colonial Virginia''. [Staunton, Virginia]: Old Dominion Publications, 1978. ''County Maps, January 1, 1977''. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation, 1977. Doran, Michael F. ''Atlas of County Boundary Changes in Virginia, 1634-1895''. Scale [ca. 1:190,000]. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing, 1987.  
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*Hale, John S. ''A Historical Atlas of Colonial Virginia''. [Staunton, Virginia]: Old Dominion Publications, 1978. (Family History Library book {{FHL|61595|title-id|disp=975.5 E7hj}})
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*''County Maps, January 1, 1977''. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation, 1977. (Family History Library book {{FHL|1019166|title-id|disp=975.5 E7v}})
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*Doran, Michael F. ''Atlas of County Boundary Changes in Virginia, 1634-1895''. Scale [ca. 1:190,000]. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing, 1987. (Family History Library Atlas {{FHL|537885|title-id|disp=975.5 E7d}})
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The Family History Library also has city ward maps for Richmond, Virginia for 1809, 1848, 1873, and 1877 (Family History Library {{FHL|373717|title-id|disp=film 1377700; fiche 6016750-53}}). These are helpful when using census records.
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=== Early Settlers Maps  ===
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These maps identify the locations where early settlers lived. They can help you learn who your ancestors' neighbors were, what churches were nearby, how far they lived from the courthouse, etc. Visit individual Virginia county pages to learn if one is available for your county.  
  
The Family History Library also has city ward maps for Richmond, Virginia for 1809, 1848, 1873, and 1877 (FHL film 1377700; fiche 6016750-53). These are helpful when using census records.  
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Several early settlers maps are available, for a fee, using [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm DeedMapper] software. Their website includes name indexes to enable researchers to determine if their ancestor is included before purchasing the product.
  
 
=== Online Sources  ===
 
=== Online Sources  ===
  
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/gis/  
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/va-maps.html Virginia State and County Maps] - Animated County Boundary Maps, D.O.T Highway Mpas and Old Atlases Maps.<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/map1.htm Virginia Maps]&nbsp; (beginning with 1634)
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gose/vacounty.htm The Evolution Of Virginia County Boundaries]<br>
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*[http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/gis/ Fisher Library maps]
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*[http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/map/index.htm Library of Virginia maps]
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*Printable maps are also available from the [http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html National Atlas of the United States]
  
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/map/index.htm
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Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html
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Revision as of 18:19, 11 July 2012

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The best collections of Virginia maps are at the Virginia Historical Society and the Library of Virginia. A detailed list of the maps at these libraries is:

  • Sames, James W., III. Index of Kentucky and Virginia Maps, 1562 to 1900. Frankfurt, Ky.: Kentucky Historical Society, 1976. 976 E7s.

Extensive map collections are at the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and George Mason University. The U.S. Geological Survey office at Reston and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Norfolk also have Virginia maps.

Excellent reproductions of Virginia maps are found in:

  • Stephenson, Richard W. The Cartography of Northern Virginia: Facsimile Reproductions of Maps Dating From 1608 to 1915. Fairfax, Virginia: Fairfax County, Virginia, 1981. (Family History Library book Q 975.5 E7s.)

Atlases and land ownership maps are available for many counties and larger cities at the Library of Congress (see United States Maps) and at other large libraries.

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.

The Family History Library has some individual maps and the following atlases:

  • Hale, John S. A Historical Atlas of Colonial Virginia. [Staunton, Virginia]: Old Dominion Publications, 1978. (Family History Library book 975.5 E7hj)
  • County Maps, January 1, 1977. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation, 1977. (Family History Library book 975.5 E7v)
  • Doran, Michael F. Atlas of County Boundary Changes in Virginia, 1634-1895. Scale [ca. 1:190,000]. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing, 1987. (Family History Library Atlas 975.5 E7d)

The Family History Library also has city ward maps for Richmond, Virginia for 1809, 1848, 1873, and 1877 (Family History Library film 1377700; fiche 6016750-53). These are helpful when using census records.

Early Settlers Maps

These maps identify the locations where early settlers lived. They can help you learn who your ancestors' neighbors were, what churches were nearby, how far they lived from the courthouse, etc. Visit individual Virginia county pages to learn if one is available for your county.

Several early settlers maps are available, for a fee, using DeedMapper software. Their website includes name indexes to enable researchers to determine if their ancestor is included before purchasing the product.

Online Sources