Maps and
Geography

Includes the most up-to-date information on the antique maps market, compiled from the offerings of hundreds of dealer and auction catalogs. The database currently contains over 80,000 entries, representing thousands of mapmakers, with new listings being routinely added as they become available.
(Newberry Library)
Covers changes in the size, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2000.
The records of the Board of Public Works are rich in the details of the development of Virginia's internal improvements during the nineteenth century. This inventory provides the title of each record series, with information as to date range and quantity.
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Maps showing distributions of population, income, housing, race, migration, language, ancestry, education levels, and more
(Library of Congress, Virginia Historical Society, and Library of Virginia)
Includes detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman's Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts.
ConserveVirginia's living "smart map" is the synthesis of 19 mapped data inputs, divided into the 6 categories of: Agriculture & Forestry; Natural Habitat & Ecosystem Diversity; Floodplains & Flooding Resilience; Cultural & Historic Preservation; Scenic Preservation; and Protected Landscapes Resilience. ConserveVirginia identifies 6.3 million acres of high priority conservation areas across the Commonwealth and allows users to create maps using conservation planning models, specifying boundaries and features.
Provides access to high-definition color fire insurance maps, real estate atlases and other historical maps for Virginia that show building structures, construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information. Includes only maps that are in the public domain.
(USGS)
Allows users to search for geographic names by feature name, state, county, topo map name, feature class, elevation, and more.
(Virginia Dept. of Education)
(Texas A&M University)
Set of 227 folios published from 1894-1945 by the U.S. Geological Survey. Each folio includes both topographic and geologic maps for each quad represented, as well as a description of the basic and economic geology of the area.
(Alexandria Library)
Provides access to over 1.5 million U.S. cadastral (land ownership) maps from the late 1700s to the present day and thousands of antiquarian maps covering the world (1400s-1800s). Includes geocoded maps which can be overlaid with present day Google map images and a Points of Interest Map Finding Tool to help users locate places and geographical features (e.g., buildings, streams, bridges, etc.). Provides access to over 1,000 city directories and to thousands of map-related images of family residences, buildings, advertisements, and more.
(National Geographic)
World map, street and satellite maps.
(NOAA)
Contains over 21,000 maps and charts for the years 1747 to 2001.
(Loudoun County Office of Mapping and Geographic Information)
Provides the location of the original land grants within the present day Loudoun County from the early 1700s to early 1800s. Includes year, grantee, acreage of the grant, USGS quad name, GIS acres, and additional comments.
(Library of Congress)
Provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. Continually updated to reflect new acquisitions.
(1867-1970)
Historical Virginia fire insurance maps searchable by address or geographic coordinates. Allows maps from different years to be layered on top of each other and over modern street, satellite, and hybrid images. These maps are large-scale plans containing data that can be used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures. This includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
(Western Illinois University Libraries)
Includes a statistical atlas for Virginia, a digital atlas of Virginia flora and a collection of digital maps for elections and elected officials.
(U.S.Geological Survey)
Includes both current and historical USGS topographic maps (1880-present) which have been scanned and can be downloaded free of charge. Allows users to view maps of the same area published over an extended period of time, providing a detailed view of changes that have occurred.
(Perry-Castaneda Library)
Includes state and historical maps, as well as maps of national parks, monuments, and historic sites.