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Old Maps of Indiana – Indiana Historical Maps

Old Maps of Indiana - Indiana Historical Maps

Old maps of Indiana, Indiana historical maps, historic gazetteers and directories. Free map collections and suggested individual maps.

Collections of Old Indiana Maps and Atlases

Indiana Historical Maps and Atlases

Historic MapWorks

Historic MapWorks provides an enormous collection of online maps and atlases. According to the site, the state of Indiana collection contains 508 atlases, and within the atlases are over 25,800 historical maps, illustrations and histories.

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17 Panoramic maps or Birds-eye Views of Various Indiana Cities and Towns

Library of Congress
Various publishers and years of publication

Many of these Indiana historical maps are highly detailed pictures showing all buildings. The viewer at this site enables high-resolution zooms.

Old Indiana Maps Online

This is a collaborative portal for accessing a number of online map collections worldwide. U.S. collections include;
The David Rumsey Collection
Harvard Library Collection
New York Public Library Collection
Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library
North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.

Railroad Maps of Indiana 1828-1900

LOC Geography and Map Division
Various Publishers

Ten 19th century railway maps of Indiana.

LOC Atlases and Maps of Indiana

LOC Geography and Map Division
Various Publishers

66 Library of Congress Atlases and Maps for Indiana. Most show landowners in Indiana counties.

Sanborn Maps at Library of Congress – Indiana

The Sanborn maps are extremely detailed maps of cities and villages produced by the Sanborn Company for use by fire insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The maps are at a scale of 50-feet to one-inch. Some of the maps for the largest cities in the U.S. were over 100 pages. Maps show individual buildings, the construction materials used, and the purpose of the building. Sometimes the company name is included for business buildings.

This Library of Congress free online collection has over 35,000 online Sanborn maps for thousands of U.S. cities and villages. Many towns have more than one map produced over several decades. When searching for a town in Advanced Search, choose a state first to see the complete list of cities in that state. See “About this Collection” (at the Sanborn page) for a full explanation of the symbols and conventions used in the maps.

Historical Indiana Maps of Interest

Map of Indiana 1817

David Rumsey Map Collection
Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr. 1817

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Map of Indiana 1821

Indiana Historical Society Collections
Philadelphia: A. Finley 1821

See our Century Past collected links to free online map sites.  We have 5 pages of links: for the U.S., North America, UK & Ireland, Worldwide, & Military maps.

Map of Indiana 1836

David Rumsey Collection
Philadelphia: Henry S. Tanner 1836

A New Map of Indiana with its Roads & Distances 1847

Lewis University
Philadelphia: Burroughs 1847

Map of Indiana 1848

David Rumsey Map Collection
Philadelphia: Henry S. Tanner 1848

Historical Maps of Indiana

Local newspaper archives online here at Century Past

Map of the State of Indiana Exhibiting the Lands Ceded by the Indian Tribes to the United States 1881

Cessions of Land by Indian Tribes to the United States Illustrated by Those in the State of Indiana – Booklet Keyed to the Map

Indiana Historical Society Collections
Washington, D.C. Govt. Printing Office 1881

The first link is a map of Indiana showing the various land tracts that were acquired by the U.S. Government from Indians over time. The second link is an accompanying booklet that provides dates and background info for each of the numbered land acquisitions.

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Map of Indiana 1897

David Rumsey Map Collection
Chicago: Rand McNally 1897

Map of the State of Indiana 1927

David Rumsey Map Collection
Chicago: Rand McNally 1927

Map Illustrating the Pioneer Periods in Indiana

Indiana Historical Society Collections
Indiana: Society of Indiana Pioneers 1932

Mills and Boon free online reads

Shell Highway Map of Indiana 1956

David Rumsey Map Collection
Chicago: Shell Oil Company 1956

Indian Land Cessions in Indiana. Indiana Map 1

Indian Land Cessions in Indiana. Indiana Map 2

18th Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology: Schedule of Treaties and Acts of Congress

Smithsonian Institution: Bureau of American Ethnology
GPO 1896-97

The 18th Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology contains, in the latter portion of Volume 2, a “Schedule of Treaties and Acts of Congress Authorizing Allotments of Land in Severalty”. Included in this is a “Schedule of Indian Land Sessions” that provides summary descriptions of each case throughout the U.S. in which a tribe ceded land (whether by sale or not) to the U.S. Federal government. The Schedule is followed by maps of every U.S. state that contained such land cessions. These maps show the locations of land ceded. A number on each land cession corresponds to an entry in the “Schedule of Indian Land Sessions”, which begins on page 648 of the Annual Report.

How to use this: Click the link for Indiana Map 1, which is at images 560-561 of the Report, or Map 2, at 564-565. Note the number of the land cession you wish to read about, and search for that number in the Schedule (3rd link above) that begins on page 648 of the Annual Report. This Schedule is organized as a table that spans 2 pages, so look on odd-numbered pages for the land cession number that corresponds with the map location. The preceding page contains a description for that cession, plus a reference to the legal statute.

19th Century Indiana Gazetteers and Directories

Mademoiselle magazine back issues

The State of Indiana Delineated

Geographical, historical, statistical & commercial, and a brief view of the internal improvements, geology, education, travelling routes, &c., prepared to accompany Colton’s Map

Colton, J.H.
NY: Colton 1838

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