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.
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.
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
During the Civil War, Cherokee County Alabama was a center of iron manufacturing. The famous Cherokee chief Pathkiller, who led the Cherokee in the Creek War of 1813-14, lived in Turkeytown, near the present-day town of Centre.
The two international airports in Alabama are the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and the Huntsville International Airport. Birmingham’s airport serves the Greater Birmingham area and surrounding cities with more than 160 daily arrivals and departures to major cities throughout the USA. Other major Alabama airports include the Dothan Regional Airport, the Mobile Regional Airport, and the Montgomery Regional Airport. Bay Landing Strip, Courtland Airport, Danville Airport, Henson Field Airport
Commercial Service – Primary airports
Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport