Maps of Florida

County Map of Florida

Map of Florida county boundaries and county seats

Maps of Florida are an vital part of ancestors and family history research, notably in the event you live faraway from where your ancestor resided. Because Florida political boundaries often changed, historic maps tend to be significant in helping you find out the precise location of your ancestor’s home, what land they owned, just who his or her neighbors had been, and a lot more.

Maps of Florida often have a tendency to be an outstanding reference for starting out with your own research, simply because they provide you with substantially useful information and facts immediately. Florida Maps can be a major resource of important amounts of details on family history.

States bordering Florida are Georgia and Alabama. Florida’s 10 largest cities are Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port Saint Lucie and Pembroke Pines. Learn more about Historical Facts of Florida Counties.

One of the biggest Caribbean and Florida map collections available is located in Gainesville at the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, which is part of the University of Florida Libraries. Many of the maps are either prints or originals. Many images of Florida maps from 1564 to 1926 can also be viewed online. That includes the Sanborn maps for the state. Many early to modern Florida maps can also be found in Cocoa at the Florida Historical Society Library.

Maps from all of the following sources are included in the PALMM World Map Collection:

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida

The Sanborn maps were made between the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Urban areas may also have other fire insurance maps available. A set of original Sanborn map duplicate copies can be found at the University of Florida Libraries Map Department. The Library of Congress transferred them there. That collection is also available on microfilm in many libraries across the country. Online catalogs may list libraries that have the collection on file.

Interactive Map of Florida County Formation History

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

Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Florida

These are scanned from the original copies so you can see Florida and Florida counties as our ancestors saw them over a hundred years ago. Some Florida maps years (not all) have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines and other features useful to the avid genealogist in Florida.

Disclaimer: All Florida 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 Florida

The Florida 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.

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

Florida Map Links