Maps of Tennessee

Map of Tennessee Counties

Map of Tennessee county boundaries and county seats

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

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

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.

Disclaimer: All Tennessee 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 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.

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

Tennessee Map Links