Maps of Indiana tend to be an invaluable part of ancestors and family history research, especially in the event you live far from where your ancestor was living. Because Indiana political boundaries oftentimes changed, historic maps tend to be important in assisting you find out the exact location of your ancestor’s hometown, exactly what land they owned, just who their neighbors happen to be, and more.
Maps of Indiana generally are likely to be an exceptional source for getting started with your research, since they provide considerably beneficial information and facts instantly. Indiana Maps can be a major resource of substantial amounts of information on family history.
Indiana borders Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Indiana’s 10 largest cities are Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Hammond, Bloomington, Gary, Carmel, Fishers and Muncie. Learn more about Historical Facts of Indiana Counties.
County maps can be found in the surveyor’s office of most courthouses and may sometimes be purchased or photocopied. They include historical county maps and contemporary county, township, and city maps. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Indiana (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1996) may also be helpful.
A. T. Andreas, Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876 … (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1968), a reprint of the 1876 Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana (Chicago: Baskin, Forster, 1876), has been published by and is available from the Indiana Historical Society.
Indiana topographical and geological survey maps are available through the Indiana Department of Conservation, State Office Bldg., Indianapolis, IN 46204.
The earliest Sanborn fire insurance map available for the state of Indiana is 1883. The Indiana State Library has a few Sanborn fire insurance maps on microfilm; the Indiana University Geography and Map Library in Bloomington, however, has an almost complete collection of these maps. Atlas and plat maps for each county and township dating 1875 to present are at the Indiana State Library. County maps show roads, railroads, churches, cemeteries, and schools.
Interactive Map of Indiana County Formation History
Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana
- 1822 Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Atlas Map Of Indiana
- 1827 Map of Indiana, Ohio & Illinois, and Part of the Michigan Territory
- 1836 A New Atlas Map Of Indiana with its Roads & Distances
- 1845 Atlas Map of Indiana
- 1856 Atlas Map of Indiana Atlas Map
- 1866 A Diagram of the State of Indiana
- 1880 County & township map of the states of Ohio and Indiana
Indiana Map Links
- Indiana Digital Map Library (usgwarchives.net
- Historic Indiana Atlases (indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu)
- Indiana Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers (ancestry.com)
- Indiana Maps – The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (lib.utexas.edu)
- U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry.com)
- Historical Maps of Indiana (alabamamaps.ua.edu)
- American Memory Map Collection: 1500-2004 (memory.loc.gov)
- Indiana Map Books (amazon.com)