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Welcome to Historical Maps of Pennsylvania, showing images of the region and state from the 16th to the 21st century. Pennsylvania was founded in 1681, after a petition to the King of England from William Penn. The maps are organized chronologically, with road maps separate, and can be accessed using the links below. A few maps are illustrated here. Enjoy looking at this unique historical record of Pennsylvania.

16th Century Maps 17th Century Maps 18th Century Maps 19th Century Maps 20th Century Maps Road Maps
           

This site contains over a thousand map images and direction to where others can be found. Also, the site is organized as a Checklist of Pennsylvania Maps to 1800 to provide a useful source tool. A little Pennsylvania history is woven into the descriptions and a list of cited references is included. Maps and commentary are added periodically, so check back if interested. Comments are welcome, especially corrections and additions to the Checklist, and can be sent to the email address below. To contribute a note or article on Pennsylvania maps, see the Articles page.

Introduction References County Seats & Courthouses Early County Map List County Atlas List & Sampler
Articles & Exhibitions Pittsburgh 250 The 1872 Atlas The 1900 Atlas Site Outline
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