Free Interactive U.S. County Formation Maps

I’ve been using a website in my family history research for years. Today, I noticed a similar product is available for purchase. So, in an attempt to assist the frugal genealogist and family historian I am sharing the website I use. 

Free Interactive U.S. County Formation Maps by #genealogy #familyhistory #maps #interactive

What can the Maps of U.S. website help you with?

It will allow you to find valuable information on U.S. counties, compare older maps to newer maps of the same area, and view changes in the borders of counties.

How do you use this website?

Navigate to the website and select the State you are interested in researching. You will find a short history of the state and the bordering states at the top of the page. Scroll down a little and you’ll see an “Editorial Note” from the creators of the website which contains valuable information.

Click through the State’s county “formation years” to view the different counties as they were formed. There is a handy chart listed below this to assist with abbreviations.

You can also play a video of the progression of each State’s counties as they unfold or you can click through each year individually.

If you keep scrolling down you’ll find links to old antique atlases & maps for the state and links to other websites that offer maps for the state you’re interested in researching.

So... are you ready for the link to this website? Head over to Map of U.S.  and start your research!

Free Interactive U.S. County Formation Maps by #genealogy #familyhistory #maps #interactive

Let me know in the comments below if you find any interesting information or if this is a new website for you to research!

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