Our investigators and journalists locate and study a huge assortment of maps for a multitude of reasons. We are often employed to verify dates, ownership, geographic features and other matters which can be supported by old family documents and historical official government documents which may include deeds, drawings, sketches and of course, maps.
We also create our own digital maps for various uses. When possible, we like to share all maps and documents with you. Most of the time they will be published without explanation of what we were looking for but they may prove of interest to you.
We have created maps of all Alabama counties and several special purpose maps including a large selection of maps related to Native Americans in Alabama. You can find our maps by searching for them by name and we try to keep the Alabama Maps Index current so check it first.
Walker County Alabama
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Walker County population is 67,023. Its county seat is Jasper. Its name is in honor of John Williams Walker, a member of the United States Senate. Walker County Alabama History
Walker County was established by the Alabama legislature on December 26, 1823, from parts of Marion and Tuscaloosa Counties. The final boundaries were established in 1850, when the northern portion of Walker County was used to establish Winston County.
Ghost towns in Alabama are a popular subject for more reasons than you may think. For instance, it is often required that we survey an abandoned property or ghost town in order to recreate a past event in order to help determine if the event could have actually occured as described in old newspaper articles or testimony of witnesses.
Cleburne County is located on what was once Creek and Cherokee Indian land. The first settlers came to the area in the 1820s and named the town of Edwardsville as the county seat. Settlement in the area remained sparse until the 1830s, when gold was discovered in the vicinity of Arbacoochee and Chulafinnee in the southern part of the county. By 1836, some 5,000 miners had moved to the area in hopes of striking it rich.
Map La Louisiane
Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. From the author’s Grosser atlas … [1734?] Includes historical notes and inset of “Les costes de la Louisiane depuis la baye de Ascension jusques acelle de S. Joseph.” Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Georgia & Alabama Post Offices, Post Roads, Canals, Rail Roads
Maps created for one purpose often contain a tremendous amount of information useful for purposes other than that intended. The References statement in the top right of this map indicates the map is marked with six types of routes:
Horse Mail Post Coach Roads
One might think the sulkey routes would be frequently traveled and be composed of locations frequented by local residents.
This map is available as a high resolution download HERE.
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.
1718 Map of Gulf Coast Region
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.