Ohio Maps, Atlases & Map Collections

The works below are in three sections; ‘Maps and Atlases’, online ‘Collections of Maps and Atlases’ and ‘Gazetteers’ (geographical directories); all from Ohio history. See the right column for more info about this website.

Ohio Maps and Atlases

Map of Ohio (1804)

Author Samuel Lewis
David Rumsey Map CollectionGo to Map

Map of State of Ohio by Surveyor General Rufus Putnam in 1805

Boston. 1805
From Harris, Thaddeus Mason, The Journal of a Tour into the Territory Northwest of the Alleghany Mountains: Made in the Spring of the Year 1803 … Illustrated with
Original Maps and ViewsGo to Map

Map of Ohio (1806)

Darlington Digital LibraryGo to Map

Ohio Maps & Online Map Collections

The State of Ohio, with part of Upper Canada (1814)

Published by Carey Mathew
New York Public Library Digital CollectionsGo to Map

State of Ohio 1815

Chillicothe: A. Bourne etc. 1815
David Rumsey Map CollectionGo to Map

Atlas Map of Ohio 1833

London: Chapman and Hall. 1833
David Rumsey Map CollectionGo to Map

Ohio Maps & Online Map Collections

A New Map of Ohio with its Canals Roads & Distances

Philadelphia: Burroughs. 1846
Go to Map

County & Township Map of the States of Ohio and Indiana

Mitchell 1880
Go to Map

Plan of Cincinnati and Vicinity

Mitchell 1880
Go to Map

First maps of Cleveland and the Western Reserve

Cleveland Cartography websiteGo to Map

Several online maps are available on this page, with explanatory information.

Map of The Western Reserve Including the Fire Lands In Ohio

Nelson, OH: Alan Taylor. 1833
David Rumsey Map CollectionGo to Map

Ohio Maps & Online Map Collections

Ohio – U.S. Military District

U.S. GenWeb Archives Go to Map

Shows counties and township numbers throughout the U.S. Military District

Ohio – Between the Miamis

U.S. GenWeb Archives Go to Map

Shows counties and township lines and numbers for the surveyed area between the Miamis.

An Explanation of the Map which Delineates that Part of the Federal Lands, Comprehended between Pennsylvania West Line, the Rivers Ohio and Sioto, and Lake Erie: confirmed to the United States by sundry tribes of Indians, in the treaties of 1784 and 1786, and now ready for settlement

Salem: Dabney and Coshing 1787
Cutler, ManassehGo to Book

Ohio State Railroads and Townships 1854

NY: J. H. Colton. 1854
Historic Map WorksGo to Map

Ohio Interactive Map of Historical Boundaries of Counties from Creation of the First County through the Year 2000

The Newberry Library. Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture
The Newberry Go to Map

Atlas of the state of Ohio: to which is added an atlas of the United States

Henry Francis Walling. Pittsburg, H.H. Lloyd & Co. 1869
Darlington Digital LibraryGo to Map

Ohio Maps & Online Map Collections

Archeological Atlas of Ohio: Showing the Distribution of the Various Classes of Prehistoric Remains in the State, with a Map of the Principal Indian Trails and Towns

Columbus, Ohio 1914
Mills, William C. Go to Book|Go to Paper

This atlas contains a map for each Ohio county showing the distribution of earthworks. The button “Go to Paper” leads to a 1984 paper about Mills’ Archaeological Atlas, describing the research and methodology behind it and evaluating its importance.


Columbus and Ohio Map Collection

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Go to Collection

61 historic maps; mainly of Columbus and Franklin County.

Historic Map Works

The Historic MapWorks Company Go to Collection

A very large collection of maps of the U.S. and the world. The Ohio portion of the collection has 440 atlases that contain 21,000 historical maps. There are a number of atlases here for almost every county.

Ohio Maps & Online Map Collections

Old Maps Online

Go to Collection

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

46 Panoramic maps or Birds-eye views of various Ohio cities and towns

Various publishers and years of publication
Library of Congress Go to Collection

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

Historic Transportation Maps

Rails and Trails.com
Go to Collection

This online collection consists of both county and transportation historic maps, including many railroad maps. The majority are for Ohio. You’ll need to download a free DjVu browser plug-in to view most of them.


The Ohio Gazetteer; or Topographical Dictionary …

Columbus: Kilbourne 1829
Kilbourne, JohnGo to Book

(title continued, ” …describing the several counties, towns, villages, canals, roads, rivers, lakes, springs, Mines, &c in the State of Ohio”

The 9th edition of this gazetteer, which served as an emigrant guide for many settlers.

Conclin’s New River Guide, or, A Gazetteer of all the Towns on the Western Waters …

Cincinnati: Conclin 1849
Conclin, George Go to Book

(title continued) ” …containing sketches of the cities, towns, and countries bordering on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and their principal tributaries; together with their population, products, commerce, &c., &c., in 1848; and many interesting events of history connected with them”

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