Maps of Allen County, Indiana

42 minute Allen County Info provides information on the iMap GIS Portal for Allen County residents briefly discussed on our Land Records page.

Populated Places

  1. Aboite Township: Dunfee
  2. Adams Township: Adams Station, New Haven
  3. Cedar Creek Township: Cedarville, Grabill, Hamilton, Hursh, Leo, Urbana
  4. Eel River Township: Potter Station
  5. Jackson Township: Baldwin, Edgerton, Townley
  6. Jefferson Township: Besancon, Maples, Tillman, Zulu
  7. Lafayette Township: Aboite, Aboite Station, Nine Mile, Zanesville
  8. Lake Township: Arcola, Hadley
  9. Madison Township: Boston Corner, Centreville, Hoagland, Massilon
  10. Marion Township: Hessen Cassel, Middletown, Poe, Williamsport
  11. Maumee Township: Bluecast, Edwardsville, Woodburn
  12. Milan Township: Fairport, Gar Creek, Milan Center
  13. Monroe Township: Dixon (OH), East Liberty, Monroeville
  14. Perry Township: Carrolls, Huntertown, Hunterville, Royville
  15. Pleasant Township: Sheldon, Yoder
  16. St. Joseph Township: History of Townships
  17. Scipio Township: none
  18. Springfield Township: Cuba, Halls Corners, Harlan, Maysville
  19. Washington Township: Academie, Wallen
  20. Wayne Township: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale
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Historic Mapping of Fort Wayne Indiana posted October 28, 2017 by IndianaGISCouncil on YouTube.
Historic Photographs of Fort Wayne courtesy of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society (www.fwhistorycenter.com) Modern (digital) mapping images of Fort Wayne courtesy of www.IndianaMap.org and the Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS)

Allen County, Indiana Maps Online

  1. iMap GIS Portal for Allen County residents, see video above, has maps for iMap Data Viewer, Engineering Viewer, Property Search, Election Board Viewer, Treasuer's Public Access, and City Parks, Recreation, and Trails Finder. If you go to Allen County iMap Data Viewer > Aerial > Historical Imagery Viewer > you can go back to aerial photos from 1938 through 2018 and Zoom through 14 different years of photos showing changes over time.
  2. Allen County Maps available at the Indiana State Library.
  3. 1778 high definition zoomable map titled A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina; comprehending the River Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the River Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the Lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers, at The Library of Congress
  4. Aerial photos ranging from the 1930's to the 1970's for various Indiana counties are online at AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORIC MAPS at the Indiana Archives and Records Administration.
  5. IHAPI Overview states The Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) has created the "Indiana Historical Aerial Photo Index" (IHAPI) interactive map to facilitate the identification and retrieval of historical aerial photographs. It is at IGS Indiana Geological & Water Survey at Indiana University.
  6. Allen County Plat Books (Countywide and Published for Public Distribution) and their Locations in the Genealogy Center is a list of maps from 1855 to the present available at the The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  7. History Center Digital Collection on the mDON mastodon Digital Object Networkhas many useful collections including Fort Wayne (Ind.) -- Maps, Streets -- Indiana -- Fort Wayne -- Maps, and Railroads--Indiana--Fort Wayne--Maps.
  8. Kekionga, 1697-1824 at ACGSI.org
  9. Indiana Fort Wayne : ms. map of Fort Wayne said to have been made on July 18, 1795, for General Anthony Wayne at the The Library of Congress. The Notes states: the first American post, built in 1794 and named for Anthony Wayne after his victory at Fallen Timbers, was located across the St. Marys from the old Miami village of Kekionga and the remains of old Fort Miami, at the present intersection of Clay and Berry streets"--Ency. of Historic Forts, p. 281-282. This was drawn about nine months after Anthony Wayne built his fort at the NW corner of today's Clay and Berry Streets according to Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian and author, comment to the same photo posted September 18, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group on Facebook.
  10. 1812 Era Map of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at the The Genealogy Center. The same interactive map is online at David Rumsey Map Collection, Indiana University Image Collections Online Indiana Historic Maps, and Curtis Wright Maps. Was discussed August 11, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group on Facebook, September 30, 2021 on Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne Private Facebook Group, and March 24, 2022 on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook.
  11. 1816 first Indiana map
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration 1816 map
    In 1816 mapmaker John Melish initiated a project to produce a map for each state and territory in the Union. The Indiana map was the first one that Melish published in 1817. This map shows how southern Indiana was the first to be settled. The misplacement of Lake Michigan caused confusion and contention for quite some time. This eventually resulted in the Toledo War between Michigan and Ohio, the only military conflict between two U.S. states outside of the Civil War. Copied from a June 9, 2022 post by Indiana Archives and Records Administration on Facebook.
  12. 1819 Indiana map
    Indiana Historical Society Collections map
    Indiana State map 1819 - In 1816 mapmaker John Melish initiated a project to produce a map for each state and territory then in the Union. The Indiana map was the first one that Melish published in 1817. It was also the first map of Indiana produced by anyone. Rapid arrival of white settlers in the state led Melish to revise the map soon thereafter. The revised version is the one shown here. The map clearly shows that the pattern of settlement in Indiana was from south to north. The map also includes the township and range system, county names and boundaries at the time, Indian treaty lines and Native American villages, the major white settlements, rivers and creeks, trails and roads, forts, portages between rivers, and springs. Copied from Indiana State Map, 1819 at Maps in the Indiana Historical Society Collections
  13. Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835 at ACGSI
  14. Fort Wayne, panorama, 1857 at The Genealogy Center
  15. Map of Allen County, Indiana, 1860 at The Genealogy Center
  16. Bird's eye view of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana 1868 at the The Library of Congress
  17. 1876 Map of Allen County Andrea A.T. Baskin, Forster and Company, Dave Rumsey Map Collection - now has 37,000 maps of the world
  18. 1876 map of Fort Wayne with Cedarville, Sheldon (currently known as Yoder), Arcola and New Haven from the David Rumsey Collection, can zoom in for more details, move the navigator, and go to original source of this Creative Commons License map.
  19. 1876 Map of Auburn, De Kalb Co., Ind. (with) Harlan Maysville, Monroeville, Edwardsburg, Huntertown, Hamilton. Andreas, A. T. (Alfred Theodore), 1839-1900; Baskin, Forster and Company, 1876, Dave Rumsey Map Collection 
  20. Panoramic view of the city of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana : 1880, looking south east by Ruger, A; Stoner, J. J; Beck & Pauli Publication date 1960 at Internet Archiveand a cleaner more legible version at IndianaHistory.org.
  21. Allen County, 1880 at ACGSI.org
  22. 1895 US Atlas map
  23. R.L. Polk & Co's map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1897 by R.L. Polk &Co Publication date 1897
  24. 1898 Standard Atlas of Allen County at Internet Archiveor 1898 Township maps at Historic Map Works
  25. Plat Book of Allen County, Indiana by Lindemuth, C. Ross Publication date 1900 at Internet Archive
  26. 1905 Geological map of Allen County showing sand and gravel deposits. Historic Indiana Maps at IUPUI
  27. 1907 Griswold's birdseye view of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana indexed for ready reference. B. J. Griswold, (Bert Joseph), 1873-1927 at The Library of Congress, click the map to zoom in for more detail. Excellent map with indexed locations for seeing where things were in early 20th century Fort Wayne.
  28. Griswold's birdseye view of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana indexed for ready reference by Griswold, B. J. (Bert Joseph), 1873-1927; Hixon, W. W Publication date 1907 on Archive.org is the same as Libary of Congress version above in book form from the Allen County Public Library.
  29. 1907 Plat book of Allen County, Indiana, 45 pages, Allen County Map Co., published Fort Wayne, Ind. : Allen County Map Co., 1907. Images on the Library of Congress web site.
  30. 1907 Plat Book of Allen County, Indiana American Memory version
  31. Allen County, Indiana from 1907 to 2011 Library of Congress over 30 Historical maps
  32. Map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana by Fort Wayne (Ind.). City Engineer's Office; Published 1910
  33. 1914 map of towns on Rootsweb.com
  34. 1919 J.M.E. Riedel's new street number guide map of Fort Wayne really large map so zoom in and out to see details at Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collection Online.
  35. 1920 Plat Book of Allen County, Indiana Plat Books of Indiana Counties Vol. 1 at IUPUI, Allen County begins on page 20
  36. Map of Allen County, Indiana : roads by Darling, Orin M; Tonkel, William; Lindemuth, C. Ross; Publication date 1923; Collection allen_county; americana
  37. Map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana by Allen County (Ind.). Surveyor's Office; Published 1923; Collection allen_county; americana
  38. 1924 Atlas of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, 24 images, 79 pages, 19 plats, Randall, Frank M., published South Bend, Ind. : G.L. Hughes, 1924. Images on the Library of Congress web site.
  39. 1924 Atlas of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana American Memory version
  40. 1930s map of Lincoln Tower downtown with more maps from Sanborn, of Pennsy RR and more in comments of February 7, 2017 discussion on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group on Facebook.
  41. Fort Wayne Central Business District, 1929 at the Genealogy Center
  42. [Map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana] by Allen County (Ind.). Surveyor's Office; Published 1931
  43. 1935 Allen County Indiana on Indiana Memory Digital Collections from Indiana State Library Map Collection
  44. Street map of the city of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana by Fort Wayne (Ind.). Office of the City Engineer; Green, Edward; Published 1959
  45. Indiana is on page 38-39 of LIST OF CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE (Record Group 49) Compiled by Laura E. Kelsay The National Archives National Archives and Records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1964.
  46. 1965 Township maps at Historic Map Works
  47. 2000 era cartoon map of area businesses photos were posted August 9, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group on Facebook
  48. Street Map of New Haven, Indiana, 1990s at The Genealogy Center
  49. iMap Allen County, Indiana GIS Portal - modern digital map site a the Allen County government - see video above
  50. Allen County, Indiana Cemetery locations of 190 cemeteries on Google map
  51. Allen County, Indiana Township Layout at ACGSI.org
  52. Allen County, Indiana township map - at Indiana University
  53. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Eighteenth annual report 1896-1897 Indiana Indians CXXVI Map 19 page 595. See our Indians Native American page.
  54. Bird's eye view of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana 1868. Drawn by A. Ruger. at American Memory
  55. City of Fort Wayne Interactive map 2014
  56. Fort Wayne Community Development has a Maps page.
  57. Fort Wayne, Indiana, Street Map with Overlays with 2 overlays shows existing and proposed historic markers on undated map at History Center Digital Collection on the mDON mastodon Digital Object Network
  58. Fort Wayne has periodic flooding of the 3 rivers. An online tool shows current river levels. Flooding forecasts to take on new look Online map depicts water’s reach, depthby Dan Stockman published October 26, 2012 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. National Weather Service has an Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
  59. Milan Township historically significant structures on Wikipedia.
  60. Indiana The Early Years Maps Broadsides at IN.gov.
  61. Indiana State Library Map Collection has Allen County maps.
  62. National Register of Historic Places in Allen County, Indiana - 3 tabs State, Districts, Vacant
  63. The Newberry Library of Chicago Atlas of Historical County Boundaries went offline in July 2015 and in April 2017 They're Back by Judy G. Russell published April 11, 2017 on her The Legal Genealogist blogblog. See Indiana Historical Borders and Indiana Detail page.
  64. Indiana Sanborn Historic Maps 1883-1966 Database Basics and a list Index by County on the Union List of Sanborn Maps at Indiana University says the maps were created by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company for business purposes as detailed building-by-building depictions of most urban areas useful for all kinds of research. See their Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps History page. They have maps for Arcola, Fort Wayne, Huntertown, Monroeville, New Haven and Woodburn. As stated on their page: For states other than Indiana, try Michigan State University's Links to Sanborn Sites, UC Berkeley's Union List of Sanborn & Other Fire Insurance Maps, and the Library of Congresswhich has four historic maps of Fort Wayne.
  65. How to Use Online Sanborn Maps for Genealogy by Diane Haddad on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.
  66. Sanborn Maps by Mark Meyer published March 26, 2013 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog- towards the end says In conjunction with Historical Information Gatherers, Inc., all the original [pre-1924] Sandborn maps for Indiana communities were scanned into an ISDP database and are available at the ISDP website. The Indiana Spatial Data Portal (ISDP) provides access to more than 25 terabytes of Indiana geospatial data including USGS Topographic Maps.
  67. Sanborn Maps Collection Items at The Library of Congress. See Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online blog published May 25, 2017 with 25,000 maps from the late 1880s through early 1960s increasing to 500,000 maps by 2020 for all 50 states! Introduction to the Collection, Locations, and Indiana locations.
  68. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Genealogy by Lisa Cooke posted Sep 13, 2022 includes the video below:
  69. Sanborn Insurance Maps at Library of Congress premiered September 15, 2022 by Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems on YouTube
    Discover Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for genealogy with Julie Stoner of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. Learn search strategies, how to download the Sanborn maps for free and hidden online resources!

  70. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and Introduction to the Sanborn Map Collection at The Library of Congress.
  71. The Accidental Revelations of Sanborn Maps by Tanvi Misra published October 13, 2014 at CityLab.com.
  72. Using maps in genealogy research by Jamie Dunn, Genealogy Division supervisor, posted October 13, 2022 on Indiana State Library blog. Maps are an incredibly useful tool for genealogy and local history researchers. They can show insights into how people lived that are not readily apparent through other documentary sources. They can be used to help untangle research questions and show off your research in new ways. Maps are also fun to use in research; they are often colorful and provide a level of visual interest not often found in written documents.
  73. The Second Correction Line passes through northern Allen County, Indiana which accounts for the offset of the northern townships and the tiny Scipio Township. It can be seen by zooming in on this 1866 General Land Office map in the Dave Ramsey Collection of antique maps.
  74. A map of the old interurban lines in Allen County and a map of the canals to overlay onto current maps was a question posted October 14, 2022 on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook. The 1993 Tom Castaldi, local historian map is on our Wabash & Eric Canal page. Commenters shared the Indiana Electric Railways --11/22/14 - Google My Maps, the IndianaMap The Place for Indiana Geospatial Information at IN.gov and the magazine American Heritage Trusted Writing on History, Travel, and American Culture Since 1949 with an online Archive(1949-Present).
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California Map Society, 2022 Conference: David Rumsey Interview by David Rumsey Map uploaded Jul 6, 2022 on YouTube

David Rumsey is interviewed by Tom Paper, Vice President of the California Map Society. Tom talks with David about his early years and college, his first work experiences involving art and technology, his transition to real estate development and his current activities with the David Rumsey Center, Luna Imaging and Cartography Associates.

Additional Map Information

  1. 1846 Post Offices on Internet Archive United States Official Postal Guide
  2. Atlases of Indiana by county - over 450 maps and atlases at Historic Map Works
  3. April 5, 2017 Facebook post shows a black ink used by draftsmen when preparing maps on a cloth "paper" or "vellum". Hofer and Davis, Inc. Land Surveyors show a bottle of ink by THE ROBERTS NUMBERING MACHINE COMPANY out of Brooklyn, New York that you can inspect and even have your photo taken at Their Wall.
  4. Explore America’s History With These Richly Interactive MapsAmerican Panorama” delves into the social, political and economic movements that define this country by Maris Fessenden on Smithsonian Magazine. From a September 14, 2022 by Smithsonian Magazine on Facebook stating: The wealth of digital tools available to mapmakers today means that these stories have now evolved to take viewers into the past, show changes over time and serve as detailed sources of information.
  5. BLM Bureau of Land Management - How to Search Family History in BLM Records - Online Patent Searches - Automated Records - National Park Service Genealogy and Homestead Records - Dear Myrtle blog April 21, 2011 BLM website & NARA provide access to General Land Office paperwork
  6. Digital Public Library of America Announces Partnership with David Rumsey Map Collection on Digital Public Library of America blog April 30, 2013. The 38,000 digital map and image collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America.
  7. Discussion of 1876 map February 20, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group on Facebook.
  8. Drive Time map to other cities on Our Story Made Here
  9. Early Indiana Trails and Surveys on Archive.orgpublished 1919 by George R. Wilson- Indiana Historical Society Publications Vol. 6 No. 3.
  10. Gazetteer at USGS Geographic Names Information Services GNIS
  11. Indiana county boundary changes over time at the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project at The Newberry Library includes interactive maps, shapefiles, chronologies, and metadata for each State.
  12. Indiana County Maps and Altlases - FamilyHistory1010.com clicking years shows county boundary changes
  13. Indiana Historical County Boundaries - Newberry Library
  14. Indiana Historical Counties 1778 - 2000 on Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
  15. Northeast Indiana Township maps - Census 2000 IU Kelley School of Business
  16. IndianaMap.org - Indiana Map and Data Downloads for counties
  17. Indiana Map at QuickFacts from the U.S. Census
  18. Interactive Map of Indiana County Formation History at MapsOfUS.org shows county changes over time.
  19. Map of Indiana County Formations 1758-1932 on MapGeeks.org an interactive series of maps showing county changes over time.
  20. Maps of Indiana posted Feb. 13, 2016 on Archives of Hoosier History Live podcast on Saturdays, noon to 1 p.m. ET on WICR 88.7 FM introduction begins with: On a map created in 1778, the name "Indiana" appears for a region that later became part of West Virginia. Other maps from the late 1700s and early 1800s reflect border disputes between Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and the Hoosier state. A detail from the 1918 map How to Drive to Brown County Best Routes provides an early glimpse of roadways for auto travelers.During the early auto era, the first so-called "highway map" of Indiana may have been one distributed in 1919. A map of Indiana's gravel roads was produced in 1895, while a bicycle route map helped 1901 travelers. All of them will be among the historic maps we will explore when Nelson is joined in studio by two Indiana Historical Society staff members. Eric Mundell and Amy Vedra are co-authors of Mapping Indiana (IHS Press), a new book that features 107 of the more than 1,700 maps in the society's collections.
  21. Historical Topographic Maps - Preserving the Past - USGS has over 193,000 topographical maps that will eventually be online. As of July 2013 Indiana was NOT listed in their Progress since April 2012 pdf.
  22. Indiana State Library Map Collection part of Indiana State Library Digital Collection in their Map Collection.
  23. Maps in the Indiana Historical Society Collections About this collection Maps augment and complement information found in books and manuscript collections. They show expansion of settlement, document legal boundaries, highlight transportation networks, report geological findings and more, while at the same time they can be works of art themselves. This collection contains some of the maps in our holdings. At We Do History online digital collection by the Indiana Historical Society.
  24. The Easy Way to Add Maps to Your Family History Projects published April 24, 2011 on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - using the National Atlas.gov.
  25. FamilySearch.orgLand Patent Search
  26. NARA National Archives - Land Records Introduction and Links to Resources on Land Entry Case Files and Related Records
  27. Convert an Address to Latitude and Longitude discusses converting addresses to Latitude and Longitude for easy GPS use, published December 29, 2009 on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.
  28. Maps - Araphax Publishing shows original land purchasers on land patents from Federal Government using BLM maps and others
  29. Using Maps in Genealogy - USGS - U.S. Geological Survey 4 page pdf
  30. Maps - Vpike.com uses Google Street View and Maps in separate windows to view main highways and city streets
  31. Michigan Road commissioned in 1826 connected Madison on the Ohio River with Michigan City on Lake Michigan. Map of early roads and canals was posted May 8, 2016 on Facebook by Indiana Bicentennial Commission on Facebook..
  32. Post Offices by County United States Postal Service with some establishment dates
  33. Suburban and Rural Additions, 1960 at the Genealogy Center
  34. TigerWeb US Census Bureau Geography Division has a demo video
  35. USGS Quad Topographic Features in Allen County at TopoZone
    1. Virtual Public Lecture Seriesarchived as videos online: monthly talks are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. Our speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be unfamiliar to those not having a background or familiarity with the material being presented.
    2. USGSalso has a Public Lecture Series channel on YouTube.
  36. The Wabash trade route in the development of the old Northwest (1958) - Benton, Elbert Jay, 1871-1946
  37. What Was There
    What Was There image
    Link to Fort Wayne, Indiana images on What Was There. WhatWasThere Our goal is to crowdsource a photographic history of the world -- or at least any place covered by Google Maps. It's fun and it's free. Try it! Copied from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhatWasThere/. On August 31, 2022 Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS on Facebook posed: WhatWasThere's goal is to #crowdsource a photographic history of the world -- or at least any place covered by GoogleMaps -- allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past. It's fun and it's free!
  38. Where is that place? explains the USGS mapping service by Judy G. Russell published December 3, 2018 in The Legal Genealogist blog blog pointing out the value of the volunteer The National Map Corps.
    1. More on those place names… by Judy G. Russell published December 4, 2018 in The Legal Genealogist blog. Some more GNIS details.
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