Maps of Nebraska tend to be an important area of ancestors and family history research, especially if you live faraway from where your ancestor was living. Given that Nebraska political boundaries often changed, historic maps tend to be significant in helping you find out the precise specific location of your ancestor’s hometown, exactly what land they owned, exactly who their neighbors ended up being, and more.
Maps of Nebraska often are likely to be an excellent source for how to get started with your research, because they provide you with significantly valuable information and facts immediately. Nebraska Maps can be a major resource of considerable amounts of information on family history.
There is a collection of maps called the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which can be found at the Nebraska State Historical Society. Also there is a collection of about 500 plat books and county atlases from almost every Nebraska county for the years of 1885 to around 1947.
States that border Nebraska are Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming. Nebraska’s 10 largest cities are Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, Hastings, North Platte, Norfolk and Columbus. Learn more about Historical Facts of Nebraska Counties.
Interactive Map of Nebraska County Formation History
Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Nebraska
These are scanned from the original copies so you can see Nebraska and Nebraska counties as our ancestors saw them over a hundred years ago. Some Nebraska maps years (not all) have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines and other features useful to the avid genealogist in Nebraska.
- 1856 Nebraska And Kanzas Atlas Map
- 1866 Map Showing the progress of the Public surveys in Kansas and Nebraska
- 1880 County & township map of the states of Kansas and Nebraska
D.O.T. County Road and Highway Maps of Nebraska
The Nebraska 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.
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Nebraska Map Links
- Nebraska Digital Map Library (usgwarchives.net)
- Nebraska Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers (ancestry.com)
- Nebraska Maps – The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (lib.utexas.edu)
- U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry.com)
- Historical Maps of Nebraska (alabamamaps.ua.edu)
- American Memory Map Collection: 1500-2004 (memory.loc.gov)
- Nebraska USGenWeb Archives Digital Map Library (usgwarchives.net)
- Nebraska Map Books (amazon.com)