Maps of Allen County, Indiana
Allen County Info provides information on the iMap GIS Portal for Allen County residents briefly discussed on our Land Records page. Populated Places
Aboite Township: Dunfee
Adams Township: Adams Station, New Haven
Cedar Creek Township: Cedarville, Grabill, Hamilton, Hursh, Leo, Urbana
Eel River Township: Potter Station
Jackson Township: Baldwin, Edgerton, Townley
Jefferson Township: Besancon, Maples, Tillman, Zulu
Lafayette Township: Aboite, Aboite Station, Nine Mile, Zanesville
Lake Township: Arcola, Hadley
Madison Township: Boston Corner, Centreville, Hoagland, Massilon
Marion Township: Hessen Cassel, Middletown, Poe, Williamsport
Maumee Township: Bluecast, Edwardsville, Woodburn
Milan Township: Fairport, Gar Creek, Milan Center
Monroe Township: Dixon (OH), East Liberty, Monroeville
Perry Township: Carrolls, Huntertown, Hunterville, Royville
Pleasant Township: Sheldon, Yoder
St. Joseph Township: none
Scipio Township: none
Springfield Township: Cuba, Halls Corners, Harlan, Maysville
Washington Township: Academie, Wallen
Wayne Township: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale
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Allen County, Indiana Maps Online
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. 1778 high definition zoomable map titled
at The Library of Congress 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, Aerial photos ranging from the 1930's to the 1970's for various Indiana counties are online at
at the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORIC MAPS
states IHAPI Overview 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. Many
Plat Maps are available at the The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. History Center Digital Collection on the mDON mastodon Digital Object Network has many useful collections including
Fort Wayne (Ind.) -- Maps, Streets -- Indiana -- Fort Wayne -- Maps, and Railroads--Indiana--Fort Wayne--Maps.
Kekionga, 1697-1824 at ACGSI.org
at the The Library of Congress. The Notes states: Indiana Fort Wayne : ms. map of Fort Wayne said to have been made on July 18, 1795, for General Anthony Wayne 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... Closed group on Facebook.
1812 Era Map of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at the The Genealogy Center 1812 reproduction map of Fort Wayne locating many historical events photos posted
August 11, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835 at ACGSI
Fort Wayne, panorama, 1857 at The Genealogy Center
at The Genealogy Center Map of Allen County, Indiana, 1860
at the The Library of Congress Bird's eye view of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana 1868
1876 Map of Allen County Andrea A.T. Baskin, Forster and Company, Dave Rumsey Map Collection - now has 37,000 maps of the world
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. 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
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 Archive and a cleaner more legible version at IndianaHistory.org.
Allen County, 1880 at ACGSI.org
1895 US Atlas map
R.L. Polk & Co's map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1897 by R.L. Polk &Co Publication date 1897
1898 Standard Atlas of Allen County at Internet Archive or 1898 Township maps at Historic Map Works
by Lindemuth, C. Ross
Publication date 1900 at Internet Archive Plat Book of Allen County, Indiana 1905
Geological map of Allen County showing sand and gravel deposits. Historic Indiana Maps at IUPUI 1907
. B. J. Griswold, (Bert Joseph), 1873-1927 at The Library of Congress, click the map to zoom in for more detail. Griswold's birdseye view of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana indexed for ready reference 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. 1907
Plat Book of Allen County, Indiana American Memory version Allen County, Indiana from 1907 to 2011
Library of Congress over 30 Historical maps
by Fort Wayne (Ind.). City Engineer's Office;
Published 1910 Map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana
1914 map of towns on Rootsweb.com
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. 1920
Plat Book of Allen County, Indiana Plat Books of Indiana Counties Vol. 1 at IUPUI, Allen County begins on page 20
by Darling, Orin M; Tonkel, William; Lindemuth, C. Ross; Publication date 1923; Collection allen_county; americana Map of Allen County, Indiana : roads
by Allen County (Ind.). Surveyor's Office; Published 1923; Collection allen_county; americana Map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana 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. 1924
Atlas of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana American Memory version 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... Closed group on Facebook.
Fort Wayne Central Business District, 1929 at the Genealogy Center
by Allen County (Ind.). Surveyor's Office;
Published 1931 [Map of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana]
1935 Allen County Indiana on Indiana Memory Digital Collections from Indiana State Library Map Collection
by Fort Wayne (Ind.). Office of the City Engineer; Green, Edward;
Published 1959 Street map of the city of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
1965 Township maps at Historic Map Works 2000 era cartoon map of area businesses photos were posted
August 9, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook
at The Genealogy Center Street Map of New Haven, Indiana, 1990s
iMap Allen County, Indiana GIS Portal - modern digital map site a the Allen County government - see video above
Allen County, Indiana Cemetery locations of 190 cemeteries on Google map
Allen County, Indiana Township Layout at ACGSI.org
Allen County, Indiana township map - at Indiana University
Bird's eye view of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana 1868. Drawn by A. Ruger. at American Memory Fort Wayne Community Development has a
with 2 overlays shows existing and proposed historic markers on undated map at History Center Digital Collection on the mDON mastodon Digital Object Network Fort Wayne, Indiana, Street Map with Overlays Fort Wayne has periodic flooding of the 3 rivers. An online tool shows current river levels.
by Dan Stockman published October 26, 2012 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. National Weather Service has an Flooding forecasts to take on new look Online map depicts water’s reach, depth Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
Milan Township historically significant structures on Wikipedia.
National Register of Historic Places in Allen County, Indiana - 3 tabs State, Districts, Vacant The Newberry Library of Chicago
went offline in July 2015 and in April 2017 Atlas of Historical County Boundaries by Judy G. Russell published April 11, 2017 on her The Legal Genealogist blog. See They're Back and Indiana Historical Borders . Indiana Detail page
Database Basics and a list Indiana Sanborn Historic Maps 1883-1966 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.
by Mark Meyer published March 26, 2013 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog - towards the end says Sanborn Maps 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 . The Indiana Spatial Data Portal (ISDP) provides access to more than 25 terabytes of Indiana geospatial data including ISDP website . USGS Topographic Maps
Sanborn Maps at The Library of Congress. See Collection Items 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! Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online , Introduction to the Collection Locations, and Indiana locations.
and Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps at The Library of Congress. Introduction to the Sanborn Map Collection
by Tanvi Misra published October 13, 2014 at CityLab.com. The Accidental Revelations of Sanborn Maps 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.
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Additional Map Information
1846 Post Offices on Internet Archive United States Official Postal Guide
Atlases of Indiana by county - over 450 maps and atlases at Historic Map Works
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.
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
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. Digital Public Library of America Announces Partnership with David Rumsey Map Collection Discussion of 1876 map
February 20, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
Drive Time map to other cities on Our Story Made Here
Early Indiana Trails and Surveys an Archive.org ebook published 1919 by George R. Wilson- Indiana Historical Society Publications Vol. 6 No. 3.
Gazetteer at USGS Geographic Names Information Services GNIS
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.
Indiana County Maps and Altlases - FamilyHistory1010.com clicking years shows county boundary changes
Indiana Historical County Boundaries - Newberry Library
Indiana Historical Counties 1778 - 2000 on Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Northeast Indiana Township maps - Census 2000 IU Kelley School of Business
IndianaMap.org - Indiana Map and Data Downloads for counties
Indiana Map at QuickFacts from the U.S. Census
at MapsOfUS.org shows county changes over time. Interactive Map of Indiana County Formation History
on MapGeeks.org an interactive series of maps showing county changes over time. Map of Indiana County Formations 1758-1932
- USGS has over 193,000 topographical maps that will eventually be online. As of July 2013 Indiana was NOT listed in their Historical Topographic Maps - Preserving the Past Progress since April 2012 pdf. Indiana State Library’s digital collection of Official Indiana Highway maps, dating back to 1923 are found in
The Easy Way to Add Maps to Your Family History Projects on Eastman's Newsleter - using the National Atlas.gov FamilySearch
Land Patent Search NARA National Archives -
Introduction and Links to Resources on Land Entry Case Files and Related Records
Dick Eastman's Newsletter discusses converting addresses to Latitude and Longitude for easy GPS use. Maps -
Araphax Publishing shows original land purchasers on land patents from Federal Government using BLM maps and others
Using Maps in Genealogy - USGS - U.S. Geological Survey 4 page pdf
Maps - Vpike.com uses Google Street View and Maps in separate windows to view main highways and city streets 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.
Post Offices by County United States Postal Service with some establishment dates
Suburban and Rural Additions, 1960 at the Genealogy Center
TigerWeb US Census Bureau Geography Division has a demo video
USGS Quad Topographic Features in Allen County at TopoZone
The Wabash trade route in the development of the old Northwest (1958) - Benton, Elbert Jay, 1871-1946
explains the USGS mapping service by Judy G. Russell published December 3, 2018 in The Legal Genealogist blog pointing out the value of the volunteer Where is that place? .
The National Map Corps
by Judy G. Russell published December 4, 2018 in
The Legal Genealogist. Some more GNIS details. More on those place names…
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