Maps of Iowa

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Map of Iowa county boundaries and county seats

Maps of Iowa are generally an important element of ancestors and family history research, notably in case you live far from where your ancestor was living. Due to the fact Iowa political boundaries often changed, historic maps tend to be essential in assisting you uncover the exact location of your ancestor’s home, what land they owned, just who their neighbors were, and much more.

Maps of Iowa  generally tend to be an excellent reference for how to get started with your own research, because they provide considerably useful information and facts instantly. Iowa Maps can be a major resource of substantial amounts of details on family history.

Iowa borders Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missour, South Dakota  and  Wisconsin. Iowa’s 10 largest cities are Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, Ames, Dubuque and West Des Moines.

Interactive Map of Iowa County Formation History

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


Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Iowa

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

Disclaimer: All Iowa 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 Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation is pleased to provide highly detailed county maps online. 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. Current county maps for Iowa can be ordered by sending check or money order to the Iowa Department of Transportation <www.dot.state.ia.us/sitemap.htm>.

The maps are fairly easy to read, divided by townships and sections, and show highways, railroads, cities and towns, and rivers and streams. 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


Iowa Map Links