Texas Maps

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One of the best map collections is at the Texas State Library. A bibliography of over 2,000 maps in this collection is James M. Day, Maps of Texas, 1527-1900: The Map Collection of the Texas State Archives. Austin, Texas: Pemberton Press, 1964. (Family History Library book 976.4 A3d.) Other good collections of maps of Texas are available at:

University of Texas at Austin
Perry-Castaneda Library
Austin, TX 78712-7330
Telephone: 512-495-4350
Fax: 512-495-4283
Internet: http://www.utexas.edu/

University of Texas at El Paso Library
Documents and Maps
El Paso, TX 79968-0582
Telephone: 915-747-5683
Fax: 915-747-5327
Internet: http://libraryweb.utep.edu/

Southern Methodist University
Central University Libraries
Dallas, TX 75275-0135
Telephone: 214-768-2401
Fax: 214-768-1842
Internet: http://www.smu.edu/

The Family History Library has several maps and the following atlases:

Martin, James C., and Robert S. Martin. Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1984. (Family History Library book Q 976.4 E7m.) This includes histories of the area and of the maps.

Pool, William C. A Historical Atlas of Texas. Austin, Texas: Encino Press, 1975. (Family History Library book 976.4 E3p.) This includes maps of Texas during the frontier era, Indian territories, and travel routes.

Web Sites


Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html