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Historical Map Archive: How come I didn’t know about you sooner??

How come I didn’t know about the Historical Map Archive sooner? It is a collection of online maps from various Alabama repositories which is simple to use, and has a wide variety of historical maps for the whole world. It is found at the University of Alabama website at

Maybe word got around about the awesome University of Texas map site and a rivalry was born. You know there is more to these Southern rivalries than football.

I was interested to see what it offered in the Western States region, and was happy to see it is possible to search by individual state or individual region.  


I selected the western region and a list of maps appeared with helpful thumbnails so I could easily find maps of interest:

I know you’d rather explore the site than read this post, so get to it and have fun!


I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

3 thoughts on “Historical Map Archive: How come I didn’t know about you sooner??

  1. Wow – a great find! I love old maps, especially ones that help find ancestors! Did you know that the Alabama Department of Archives and History, from which many of these maps came, was founded by Thomas McAdory Owen, a 3rd or 4th cousin to “our” Owen guys? He was descended from the same early Virginia family.

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