Ohio Historical Maps

Historical maps of Ohio are found in books, atlases, as printed maps and in digital form on the web.  This page will bring together some of the many resources. 

Books and Atlases

Search in the Online Catalog using the Subject heading Ohio-History 

Selection of atlases you might want to look at:

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 / by William C. Mills.   There is also a digital copy available through OhioLINK

Atlas of the state of Ohio from surveys under the direction of H.F. Walling,
Originally published: New York : Henry S. Stebbin, 1868
CD-ROM. 
Includes climate map, geological map, history and railways, and county maps.

Historical atlas and chronology of county boundaries, 1788-1980 and chronology of county boundaries, 1788-1980 / John H. Long, editor
volume 2 inlcudes Ohio.

Historical atlas of Delaware County, Ohio / by Anna C. Smith Pabst

Search the online catalog for other counties in Ohio.

The mapping of Ohio : the delineation of the State of Ohio through the use of manuscript maps, printed maps, and plats, sketches and plans from original map makers with a narrative which describes each map from contemporary sources / Thomas H. Smith

Print Maps

Many of the maps in the Library map collections are not cataloged so you should talk to library staff in the Gardner Family Map Room in Thompson Library and the Geology Library staff for help finding maps.  There are also some maps in the Archecture Library.

However some are cataloged and can be found in the Online Catalog.  For example:

"The Cutler map of Ohio, 1787"The first map and description of Ohio, 1787, by Manasseh Cutler. A bibliographical account, with reprint of the "Explanation," by P. Lee Phillips ..
GA444 P5

Natural vegetation of Ohio at the time of the earliest land surveys / prepared by Robert B. Gordon ; cartography by Hal Flint
G4081.D2 1966 .F55

Sanborn fire insurance maps of Ohio

Ohio topographic 7.5 min. quadrangle maps are available in the Gardner Family Map Room in Thompson Library, the Geology Library and also in the Architecture Library.  All editions of the 7.5 min maps are available online from the USGS Store.  Go to Historical Topographic Map Collection for more information.

Ohio topographic 15 min. quadrangle maps are available in the Geology Library and the Gardner Family Map Room in Thompson Library. All editions of the 15 min maps are available online from the USGS Store.  Go to Historical Topographic Map Collection for more information.

Maps on the web