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Waukesha Historic Directories – Muskego and Waukesha Old Maps

Waukesha Historic Directories - Muskego Old Maps

Historic directories and gazetteers for Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Old Maps from Waukesha Co. and City of Muskego. 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Old Muskego and Waukesha County Maps

Map of East Half of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, including Muskego, 1830s

Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society
Increase Lapham

Hand-drawn map created by Wisconsin scientist and geographer Increase Lapham.

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Map of Muskego & neighboring townships in Waukesha County, Wisconsin 1859

UW-Milwaukee Libraries
NY: M. H. Tyler 1859

Sheet 4 in 4-sheet set of maps covering Waukesha County. Note the small map of Plattsburg (later the village of Muskego) to the right of Muskego township.

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Map of Muskego in Plat Book of Waukesha County 1922

Wisconsin Historical Society
Rockford, IL: W.W. Hixson & Co. 1922

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Map of Muskego 1959

Wisconsin Historical Society
Geological Survey (U.S. 1959)

This standard U.S.G.S. topographic map was annotated by civil engineer and railroad historian James P. Kaysen to show the location of existing and defunct rail lines around the communities of Big Bend, Glen Oaks Estates, Guthrie, Lake Forest, Muskego, Prospect, and Woodcrest Heights.

Map of Greater Milwaukee, Including Eastern Part of Waukesha County. 1960s

Wisconsin Historical Society
Milwaukee: Quality Press Inc.

Map distributed by PATE service stations of Greater Milwaukee, including the eastern parts of Waukesha county and of Muskego. The date of publication was estimated by the Wisconsin Historical Society to be about 1966.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin Atlases

Wisconsin Historical Society
Various Publishers

Waukesha County atlases with plat maps are at this webpage, for 1873, 1891, 1914, 1915, and 1922.

Maps of Waukesha

Wisconsin Historical Society
Various Publishers

More than 140 historical maps of Waukesha city, Waukesha county, or towns within Waukesha county.

Sanborn Maps at Wisconsin Historical Society – Waukesha

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 webpage has free online Sanborn maps for Waukesha from 1884, 1890, 1895, 1901, 1911, 1917, and 1922, and maps for some villages in Waukesha county.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin Panoramic Map, ca. 1857

Wisconsin Historical Society
Milwaukee: Kurz & Seifert

A Bird’s Eye View of Waukesha in the later 1850s, drawn by lithographer Louis Kurz. Click on “View Enlarged Image” and zoom in to see the details.

Waukesha, Wisconsin Bird’s Eye View 1880

Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI: J. J. Stoner

A Bird’s Eye View, or Panoramic Map, of Waukesha in 1880. Click on “View Enlarged Image” and zoom in to see the details.

Waukesha County Directories & Gazetteers

Waukesha County Gazetteer and Farmers’ and Land Owners’ Directory, 1890-91

villages, post offices, and settlements, together with a description of the lakes, water courses, prairies, and public localities, in the state of Wisconsin, alphabetically arranged

United States Central Publishing Co. 1890-91

Contains a listing of residents of Muskego Center on page 302, and a “Directory of the Farmers and Land Owners of Waukesha County” on pages 400-576.

Wright’s Directory of Waukesha 1899

together with a complete directory of Waukesha County, an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of village and county officers; the public and private schools, churches, banks, societies, etc.

Milwaukee: Wright, A. G. 1899

“Residents of Waukesha County giving acreage, section, township and Post Office”, on pages 197-289.

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Wright’s directory of Waukesha 1909-10 – Waukesha Historic Directories

together with a Complete Directory of Waukesha County comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a numerical street directory; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of villages and county officers, the public and private schools, banks, churches, societies, etc.

Milwaukee: Wright Directory Co. 1909

A short list of residents of the village of Muskego appears on page 282. There is a “Farmer’s List” on pages 318-388 covering the entire county.

Wright’s Waukesha Directory 1921 – Waukesha Historic Directories

containing an Alphabetically arranged list of Business Firms and Private Citizens … a street directory, a miscellaneous directory of county officers, public, private schools, churches, banks, secret and benevolent societies, etc; a farmer’s directory of Waukesha County alphabetically arranged, a “buyers’ guide” and a complete classified business directory

Milwaukee: Wright Directory Co. 1921

Contains a “Farmers List” on page 375 covering the entire county.

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