Maps of Pennsylvania

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Map of Pennsylvania county boundaries and county seats

Maps of Pennsylvania  are generally an important area of genealogy and family history research, notably in case you live faraway from where your ancestor lived. Because Pennsylvania political boundaries sometimes changed, historic maps are important in helping you find out the precise specific location of your ancestor’s hometown, what land they owned, just who their neighbors happen to be, and more.

Maps of Pennsylvania generally are likely to be an exceptional source for starting out with your own research, because they provide you with substantially useful information and facts quickly. Pennsylvania Maps is usually a major resource of significant amounts of details on family history.

Most of the courthouses in Pennsylvania can supply maps of county roads. Manuscript collections, county histories, and county atlases also contain older Pennsylvania maps. Some of those collections can be found in the following locations: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Library, Free Library of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Library at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State Archives.

City directories sometimes contain maps of those cities. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission also has a useful map available to researchers. That map shows how the counties developed in the Commonwealth. Warrantee maps from 24 Pennsylvania counties are available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, and copies can also be found in each county recorder of deeds office, as well as at the Pennsylvania State Library.

Contact us if you have a map of Pennsylvania or link to a Pennsylvania Map you would like to see listed.

Interactive Map of Pennsylvania County Formation History

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

Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Pennsylvania

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

Disclaimer: All Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Highway Department has prepared a series of county 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 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


Pennsylvania Map Links