Standardizing U.S. State Map Pages
To learn more about maps in general, go to the Maps Record Page.
Online Maps[edit | edit source]
- David Rumsey Historical Maps Collection
- Old Maps Online Collection
- Library of Congress Maps Collection
- Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library
- Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
- Harvard University Scanned Maps
- UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection
- University of California Berkeley Library
- MapofUS.org. Includes boundary changes map.
- Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Tips for Using Maps[edit | edit source]
Maps must be used carefully for several reasons: Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Some give historical background of the area or show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical features, such as creeks and hills, and man-made features, such as roads, cemeteries, and churches. Plat and land ownership maps and other types of maps are described in United States Maps.
- There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a Gazetteer to help you.
- The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.
- Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.
For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general Maps Record Page.
Types of Maps[edit | edit source]
Different types of maps help you in different ways, for example:
- Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries, showing boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information.
- Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide.
- Other types of maps include: parish maps, state maps, tourist maps, topographical maps, and air navigation maps. City maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities.
To learn more about different types of maps, go to the general Maps Record Page.
Historical Maps Collections[edit | edit source]
Historical map collections are helpful because they can show you the geography of your ancestor's residence at or around the time they lived there. The following collection is helpful:
For information about this collection see:
- Blake, Janice Gayle, Pre-Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department. (Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1976.) At various libraries (WorldCat)
- Johnsen, Margaret A, Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department. (Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1981.) At various libraries (WorldCat)
Resources[edit | edit source]
Updating Maps Project
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
A directory including the names of some of the cities, towns, and regions in COUNTRY NAME is available
- [URL COUNTRY-Mappery]
- [URL COUNTRY-Falling Rain]
- [URL COUNTRY-World Map]
- [URL COUNTRY-Maps of the World
- [URL COUNTRY-Geology.com]
- [URL COUNTRY-DESCRIPTION]
- [URL COUNTRY Falling Rain Directory of Cities and Towns]
- [URL COUNTRY World Map of COUNTRY]
- [URL COUNTRY Geology.com COUNTRY DESCRIPTION]
- [URL Old Maps on Line Old Maps of COUNTRY]
- [URL Maps of the World.COM Map of COUNTRY DESCRIPTION]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Map courtesy of Digital-Topo-Maps.com. Copyright 2005.
Put the name of the county with county in it, like the example above
Name and population (2012 U.S. Census estimate):
- 147,268 - Kansas City (county seat)
- 7,419 - Bonner Springs, of which about 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) lies within Leavenworth County
- 4,377 - Edwardsville
- 928 - Lake Quivira, of which a quarter of the city lies within Wyandotte County, the majority being in Johnson County
- Argentine, formerly a city, annexed by the city of Kansas City in 1910
- Armourdale, formerly a city, consolidated with the city of Kansas City in 1886
- Armstrong, a town absorbed by Wyandotte
- Piper, annexed by the city of Kansas City in 1991
- Rosedale, formerly a city, consolidated with the city of Kansas City in 1922
- Wyandotte, formerly a city, consolidated with the city of Kansas City in 1886
The county consists of 16 townships
Cold War and technology role For four decades between 1951 and 1991, the Rome Air Development Center (RADC) was located at Griffiss AFB. In 1991, the RADC was redesignated Rome Laboratory. It has remained active as the Griffiss AFB was closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process in 1993. In 1997, Rome Laboratory was made part of the Air Force Research Laboratory and renamed the Rome Research Site. The RADC has been responsible for some of the United States Air Force's major technological accomplishments, especially in the area of radio communications.
Griffiss Air Force Base consists of 3,552 acres. The Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS) is also located in Rome, on the site of the former Griffiss Air Force Base.
The nationally recognized rock festival, Woodstock 1999, was held in Rome. The city staged it at the former Griffiss Air Force Base site. The 3-day festival was held the weekend of July 23–25, and drew a crowd of about 200,000 people. Cable network MTV covered the concert extensively, and live coverage of the entire weekend was available on pay-per-view. The festival featured acts including Metallica, Kid Rock, DMX, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Wyclef Jean; early reviews for many of the acts were positive; critics particularly praised performances by George Clinton, Jamiroquai, James Brown, Sheryl Crow, and Rage Against the Machine. A full list of appearances can be found at Woodstock 1999. Woodstock '99 is also known for bonfires being lit in the crowd, brawls with police, and looting.
In July 2005, New York City developers, Park Drive Estates, purchased the Woodhaven Housing, formerly the base housing for Griffiss Air Force officers and enlisted military members, with the goal of re-developing the property as a resort-style active adult community. Redevelopment stalled and the property was ceded to the City of Rome in 2015. Demolition of unsafe structures is expected to commence in 2017. FROM WIKIPEDIA
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Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.
Fixed beginning dates table
The following are locations in Eagle County, Colorado:
- Wikipedia contributors, "Cloud County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 13 September 2017.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Eagle County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.