Maps of Mississippi

Map of Mississippi county boundaries and county seats.

Map of Mississippi county boundaries and county seats.

Maps of Mississippi tend to be an important piece of ancestors and family history research, especially in the event you live far from where your ancestor was living. Given that Mississippi political borders frequently changed, historic maps tend to be critical in helping you find out the precise location of your ancestor’s hometown, exactly what land they owned, who their neighbors were, and much more.

Maps of Mississippi often are likely to be an exceptional source for starting out with your own research, simply because they provide you with substantially useful information and facts immediately. Mississippi Maps is usually a major resource of considerable amounts of information and facts on family history.

States the border Mississippi are AlabamaArkansasLouisiana and  Tennessee. Mississippi’s 10  largest cities are Jackson, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Southhaven, Biloxi, Meridian, Tupelo, Greenville, Olive Branch and Horn Lake. Learn more about Historical Facts of Mississippi Counties.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is home to several historical maps of Mississippi. They are filed according to year. Some date back as far as 1500, while others are more current. Some are from as late as 1984. This collection includes Sanborn fire insurance maps, as well as maps from the Mississippi State Highway Department, U.S. Geological Survey, and other government agencies.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation, Map Sales Office has created several maps of county highways. They can be purchased for a small fee. They are helpful for those who are trying to find cemeteries within Mississippi.

Interactive Map of Mississippi County Formation History

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

Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Mississippi

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

Disclaimer: All Mississippi 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 Mississippi

The Mississippi 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.

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

Mississippi Map Links