Maps of Louisiana

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LA parish 300x231 Maps of Louisiana

Map of Louisiana parish boundaries and parish seats

Maps of  Louisiana are an very helpful area of ancestors and family history research, particularly in case you live far from where your ancestor was living. Because Louisiana political boundaries sometimes changed, historic maps are generally critical in assisting you uncover the precise location of your ancestor’s hometown, what land they owned, who their neighbors were, and a lot more.

Maps of  Louisiana generally are likely to be an outstanding reference for how to get started with your research, since they give substantially beneficial information and facts quickly. Louisiana Maps can be a major source of important amounts of details on family history.

Louisiana borders Arkansas, Mississippi and  Texas. Louisiana’s 10 largest cities are New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie,  Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe and Alexandria.

There are large Louisiana map collections in both university libraries and public libraries. There are also several map collections in historical and genealogical societies, as well as private collections and archives. The French Quarter is home to the Historic New Orleans Collection, which includes the d’Auberville-Bouligny Family Papers and the Bouligny Family Papers. Those collections include maps and large amounts of documentation about the Spanish and French colonial times.

There is information found in the maps that cannot be found elsewhere. For example, the Claude Perrin Victor Papers and the Pierre Clement de Laussat Papers are particularly full of useful information. Antebellum era maps can also give researchers insights into transportation methods and population growth across Louisiana. Every piece of property in the French Quarter is listed in the Vieux Carr Survey. Photographs, drawings, and property title chains are included. The Historic New Orleans Collection also includes many of those documents.

Original survey plats, field notes, and maps of Louisiana that were made by early surveyors working for the United States can be found in Baton Rouge at the State Land Office, which is in the State Land and Natural Resources Building. The clerk of courts office in each parish courthouse may also hold plat maps, which list land ownership.

Interactive Map of Louisiana Parish Formation History

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


Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Louisiana

See U.S. State & County Boundary Maps and Antique Atlases to view free map images of antique maps & atlases maps during the years 1732 to 1897 for the entire United States as well as other states and countries.

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

Disclaimer: All Louisiana 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. Parish Road and Highway Maps of Louisiana

The Louisiana Highway Department has prepared a series of parish 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 3 meg and 25 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
Acadia East Baton Rouge Natchitoches North St Mary NorthEast
Allen East Carroll Natchitoches South St Mary NorthWest
Ascension East Feliciana Orleans St Mary South
Assumption Evangeline Ouachita St Tammany East
Avoyelles North Franklin Plaquemines NorthEast St Tammany West
Avoyelles South Grant East Plaquemines NorthWest Tangipahoa North
Beauregard East Grant West Plaquemines SouthEast Tangipahoa South
Beauregard West Iberia NorthEast Plaquemines SouthWest Tensas
Bienville East Iberia NorthWest Pointe Coupee Terrebonne NorthEast
Bienville West Iberia SouthWest Rapides East Terrebonne NorthWest
Bossier North Iberville East Rapides West Terrebonne SouthEast
Bossier South Iberville West Red River Terrebonne SouthWest
Caddo North Jackson Richland East Union East
Caddo South Jefferson Davis Richland West Union West
Calcasieu East Jefferson North Sabine North Vermilion NorthEast
Calcasieu West Jefferson South Sabine South Vermilion NorthWest
Caldwell Lafayette St Bernard Central Vermilion SouthEast
Cameron Central Lafourche NorthEast St Bernard East Vermilion SouthWest
Cameron East Lafourche NorthWest St Bernard West Vernon East
Cameron West Lafourche SouthEast St Charles Vernon West
Catahoula North LaSalle St Helena Washington
Catahoula South Lincoln St James Webster
Claiborne Livingston St John the Baptist West Baton Rouge
Concordia North Madison East St Landry East West Carroll
Concordia South Madison West St Landry West West Feliciana
Desoto East Morehouse East St Martin NorthWest Winn East
Desoto West Morehouse West St Martin SouthEast Winn West


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