Alabama Maps Index
In addition to our collection of historical maps, we have created maps of some Alabama counties and several special purpose maps. Please remember that our maps normally contain only locations we have personally visited or researched for some reason or other. With this said, you will find points of interest overlooked or ignored by other mapmakers.
Historical map in possession of Chicago’s Historical Society. The map is titled “PORTION OF DE LISLE’S CARTE DE LOUISIANA, 1718.” Shows (a) De Soto’s wanderings in 1540; (b) La Salle’s landing, his hourney to the interior, and the place of his death; (c) Tonti’s Journey to the Chickasaws; (d) the old forts at Biloxi, on Mobile Bay, and on the Mississippi River Below New Orleans; (e) route of Bienville from Tensas village to Red River.
Guillaume Delisle, also spelled Guillaume de l’Isle was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas.
Route of Streight’s Raid through Northern Alabama, which started at Nashville and was eventually headed for Rome, GA. Streight’s Raid included the Battle of Day’s Gap.
Straight-lines simply connect the places in chronological order and should not be considered anywhere near accurate route paths.
- Shows drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, and the railroad network in colored lines. Prepared expressly for the Tenth (10th) Annual report of the Railroad Commissioners of Alabama.”
The Battle of Day’s Gap, fought on April 30, 1863, was the first in a series of American Civil War skirmishes in Cullman County, Alabama, that lasted until May 2, known as Streight’s Raid. Commanding the Union forces was Col. Abel Streight; Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led the Confederate forces.
Military map no. 54, prepared as basis for additional surveys
Scale 1:380,160. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 102.8 General map of southern Alabama and West Florida showing roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and a few names of residents along the Tensaw River. Description derived from published bibliography. Map is incomplete; the bottom border is missing. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
- Contributor: Hains, Peter C. (Peter Conover) – Holtz, Helmuth – Hains, Peter C.
- Date: 1864
Scale 1:14,400. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 104 Union positions are colored blue, and Confederate works are red. Includes roads, vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures. Description derived from published bibliography.
Shows fortifications. Relief shown by hachures. Printed on blue paper. Mounted on paper. In pencil in top right hand corner: 1864, 61. Pencil notes in right margin. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S17, 111
Siege operations at Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay, by the U.S. forces under Maj. Gen. Canby : captured by the Army of West Miss. on the night of April 8 & 9, 1865
Source: Hstorical Atlas of Alabama, Volume 1, Historic Locations by County
Produced by Cartographic Research Lab, University of Alabama