Maps of Alabama

Detailed Alabama State map with Capitals, Major Cities, Interstates, Roads, Railroads, Rivers and Lakes

Detailed Alabama State map with Capitals, Major Cities, Interstates, Roads, Railroads, Rivers and Lakes

Alabama Maps are an very helpful area of genealogy and family history research, especially in the event you live faraway from where your ancestor was living. Due to the fact Alabama political boundaries frequently changed, historic maps tend to be important in helping you uncover the exact location of your ancestor’s hometown, exactly what land they owned, exactly who his or her neighbors happen to be, and much more.

Alabama Maps often tend to be an excellent resource for starting out with your own research, because they provide substantially useful information and facts quickly. Maps is usually a major source of important amounts of details on family history.

States bordering Alabama are FloridaGeorgiaMississippi and Tennessee.  Alabama’s 10 largest cities are Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Decatur, Auburn, Gadsden. Learn more about Historical Facts of Alabama Counties.

Map of Alabama county boundaries and county seats.

Map of Alabama counties, boundaries and county seats.

Several books of Alabama locations, place-names, boundaries, and maps exist. All of Alabama has been mapped in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Geological Survey of Alabama . These topographic quadrangle maps show selected artificial and natural features as well as the shape and elevation of features. Features include state, county, and municipal boundary lines; townships, ranges, roads, railroads, and buildings; and mountains, valleys, streams, and rivers. The earliest survey maps for Alabama are dated from 1901. Modern maps are indexed at the USGS website.

Another important series of maps for incorporated municipalities is the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. These maps, include 110 Alabama communities , date from 1884 to 1950. The maps indicate street names, property boundaries, building use, and, in some cases, property owners. Originals are available in the Library of Congress and in the University of Alabama Library.

Contact us if you have a map of Alabama or link to a Alabama Map you would like to see listed.

Interactive Map of Alabama Counties Formation

(Alabama maps made with the use AniMap Plus 3.0 & with the Permission of the Goldbug Company)

Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Alabama

These are scanned from the original copies so you can see Alabama counties as our ancestors saw them over a hundred years ago. Some map years (not all) have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines and other features useful to the avid genealogist. Alabama was at one time part of Georgia and the Mississippi Territory before becoming a state.

Disclaimer: All AL maps are free to use for your own genealogical purposes and may not be reproduced for resale or distribution. Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

D.O.T. County Road and Highway Maps of Alabama

The Alabama Highway Department has prepared a series of county road maps. These maps contain more detailed information about man-made features than the geological survey maps. In addition to roads and boundaries, these maps include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. The maps are available for a nominal fee from the Alabama Highway Department, Bureau of Planning and Programming, Montgomery, AL 36130.

To View the Map: Just click the Image to view the map online. In order to make the Image size as small as possible they were save on the lowest resolution.

These maps are downloadable and are in PDF format (Images are between 500k and 1.5 meg so loading may be slow if using a dial-up connection). The main use of these are the locations of all known cemeteries in a county and of course the various roads and church locations. These Maps are Free to Download

Alabama Map  Links