Maps of Tennessee are generally an vital element of ancestors and family history research, notably in case you live far from where your ancestor lived. Because Tennessee political boundaries often changed, historic maps tend to be critical in helping you uncover the exact location of your ancestor’s hometown, just what land they owned, just who their neighbors were, and a lot more.
Maps of Tennessee usually are likely to be an outstanding resource for how to get started with your own research, since they give substantially valuable information and facts immediately. Tennessee Maps can be a major resource of significant amounts of information and facts on family history.
Tennessee borders Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia. Tennessee’s 10 largest cities are Memphis, Nashville – Davidson County, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Johnson City, Franklin and Bartlett. Learn more about Historical Facts of Tennessee Counties.
Tracing the history of early families in Tennessee is much easier if the researcher has an understanding of Tennessee gazetteers and maps. There are civil district maps, early surveyors’ maps, and many other Tennessee maps on file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. They also have both current and historical maps on file, including topographical maps from the U.S. Geological Survey. Some Ocoee District plat books and Mountain District grants can also be found there.
Contact us if you have a map of Tennessee or link to a Tennessee Map you would like to see listed.
Interactive Map of Tennessee County Formation History
Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Tennessee
These are scanned from the original copies so you can see Tennessee and Tennessee counties as our ancestors saw them over a hundred years ago. Some Tennessee maps years (not all) have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines and other features useful to the avid genealogist in Tennessee.
- 1795 Map of Tennessee
- 1804 Atlas Map of Tennessee
- 1814 Atlas Map of Tennessee
- 1822 Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Atlas Map Of Tennessee
- 1827 Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
- 1836 A New Atlas Map Of Tennessee With Its Roads & Distances from place to place, along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes (with) two inset maps: Environs of Nashville … of Knoxville
- 1845 Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
- 1856 Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
- 1880 County Map of Tennessee and Kentucky
D.O.T. County Road and Highway Maps of Tennessee
The Tennessee 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.
Our county map images have been cropped to better fit your screen. To view a map, click the desired county section below.
To save a copy on your computer, while viewing the PDF image, click the
diskette icon on your toolbar, then save to the desired location on your computer.
(note: some counties have up to five (5) sections)
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.
Tennessee Map Links
- Tennessee Digital Map Library (usgwarchives.net)
- Tennessee Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers (ancestry.com)
- Tennessee Maps – The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (lib.utexas.edu)
- U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry.com)
- Historical Maps of Tennessee (alabamamaps.ua.edu)
- American Memory Map Collection: 1500-2004 (memory.loc.gov)
- Tennessee Map Books (amazon.com)