Maps of Massachusetts

County Map of Massachusetts

Map of Massachusetts county boundaries and county seats

When it comes to researching family history, maps can be valuable tools. There is a series of 18th century maps from 1794 to 1795 covering several towns in Massachusetts. It was published by the Massachusetts Archives. There is also another map series that was done in 1831 originally. Copies of it are on file in many different libraries. Many Massachusetts towns also have their own collections of town maps from different times, which can be used to track dwellings and land ownership over a certain time period.

F.W. Beers atlases were commonly made depicting maps of New England states in the 1870s. Most large libraries have copies of those maps, which are the size of folios, on file. Those maps often showed churches, residences and owners, roads, cemeteries, and schools.

The Massachusetts Archives is home to several collections of maps showing early land distribution in the state, as well as depicting town lots. Multiple town offices have excellent printed maps on file as well. So does the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Massachusetts borders Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island  and Vermont. Massachusetts 10 largest cities are Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn and Fall River. Learn more about Historical Facts of Massachusetts Counties.

Interactive Map of Massachusetts County Formation History

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

Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Massachusetts

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

Disclaimer: All Massachusetts 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

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