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.
This county was formed in 1818, and named in honor of Governor Wm. G. Blount, of Tennessee. It is noted for the abundance of its minerals, the diversity of its soils, the variety of its productions, and mineral waters. In its progress, it is keeping pace with the surrounding counties, and is ranked among the best in the State. Its area is 700 square miles.
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.
Alabama in the southern United States has one of the highest densities of caves by area of any state in the US. Cavers the world over come to Alabama to get a chance to explore its wealth of amazing caves.
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.
This image is a map of the state of Alabama by John Melish showing early roads and routes inside Alabama and their extension to the neighboring states. Some of the early roads and routes shown are Natchez Trace, Gaines Road, Jackson’s Military Road, Huntsville Road, Post Road From Natchez, Old Federal Road, Pensacola Road, and Jackson’s Route to the Creek Wars. The map also shows counties, cities, forts, and rivers. “MP 0459” is printed at the lower right corner of the map. The map is a printed copy of an originally handwritten map and is not encapsulated.
Early Roads and Routes in Alabama circa 1800-1839
This image is the property of the Auburn University Libraries and is intended for non-commercial use.
A center of the civil-rights struggle, Dallas County is home to Selma, starting point of the famous Selma to Montgomery March. The county was also the site of Cahaba, the state’s first capital as well as the largest historic district in Alabama.