Historical Online Maps
Maps are a major resource when researching history of any place. Online Maps, while lacking the touch of a printed map, offer zoom, scaling, and sometimes search features to facilitate using the map. There are many kinds of maps. Most maps show political divisions (country, state/province, county, township, etc.). There are specialty maps that focus on an aspect of the location; Topographical maps, Road, Railroad, River maps are common. While we are most familiar with sheet maps, maps bound in books and atlases present a collection of maps.
The Delaware County Historical Society’s Cryder Research Library collection includes maps and atlas books along with directories for both Delaware City and Rural areas. The Society’s Online Catalog lets you search for available resources, for example Search for Maps. Visitors are welcomed to the Library, during open hours, view and research with our maps and other resources.
In our research, our volunteers have found Online other Maps of Ohio, Delaware County, and places in the county. To assist our members, friends, and visitors we offer this page of online maps that we found useful.
Delaware County Ohio Maps
Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Ohio State Maps
Library of Congress
Shows counties, major roads, and important settlements in each county, including the Black Swamp of NW Ohio and the Unbroken Sandstone Region in SE Ohio.
Ohio Transportation Maps
Library of Congress
Shows transportation zones, trackage rights, principal stations, distances between rail intersections, major U.S., Interstate, and State highways, and navigable waterways. Includes “Index to railroads.”
About the Source
Map Collections of the Library of Congress The Geography and Map Division (G & M) has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes, and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 19,000 CDs/DVDs. The online Map Collections represents only a small fraction that has been converted to digital form.