Find your house 160 years ago!
1000s of detailed Pennsylvania town maps from the 1800s are now available for sale from old-maps.com.
These old maps show the names and locations of houses and all the old roads.
They are a wonderful for genealogical research or just fun items to hang on your wall.
Low-resolution viewing is free.
The maps are extracts from the 19th century county wall maps of Pennsylvania. The wall maps are huge – such as 4′ x 5′ – and are hard to deal with.
What we have done is “chopped out” the town and village sections from the large maps so that they can be printed on small sheets for wall display or studying.
These pictures are from the Bradford County 1858 wall map. There are 35 town maps, 9 village closeups and 10 pictures. All are available for viewing or purchase.
A typical township map can be printed at 16×20 or smaller.
Our collection has more than 2000 maps – covering all the towns in 59 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
The free on-line images are fuzzy and you won’t be able to read all the text, but you can see if your house is named – or how many neighbors you had in the 1860s (Most county maps were made in 1850s & 1860s).
You can buy prints easily on the web site in different sizes.
Our web site is easily search-able – just type your town name into the search box in upper left corner. In this example, I typed “Canton Pen” (Pennsylvania).