Michigan County Maps and Atlases

A John Farmer 1855 Wayne County plat map was the first Michigan map to show land ownership. H. F. Wallings’s 1873 atlas for the entire state was reprinted in 1977 by The Bookmark, in Knightstown, Indiana. Many county maps indicating ownership were published as part of the 1876 centennial. Extensive map collections are available at the Library of Michigan and the Burton Historical Collection.

Consult Robert W. Karrow’s Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900 (Chicago: The Newberry Library, n.d.). This fourteen-volume set lists all known pre-1900 plat maps and plat books for eleven states, including Michigan.

The earliest Sanborn map for Michigan is the year 1868 for the community of Lansing.






Rotating Formation Michigan Boundary County Maps

(Maps made with the use AniMap Plus County Boundary Historical AniMap 3.0 and with the Permission of the Goldbug Company)

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Map Abbreviations
unorg. = unorganized
g. = gained
w. = with
fr. = from
atmt. = attachment
exch = exchanged
nca.= non county area
ch. = changed

Al   - Alger
Alc - Alcona
All - Allegan
Alp - Alpena
Ant - Antrim
Ar   - Arenac
Bay - Bay
Ben - Benzie
Ber - Berrien
Bga - Baraga
Bra - Branch
Bry - Barry
Cal - Calhoun
Cas - Cass
Cbg - Cheboygan
Cha - Charlevoix
Chi - Chippewa
Cla - Clare
Cli - Clinton
Cr   - Crawford
De   - Delta
Di   - Dickinson
Ea   - Eaton
Em   - Emmet
Ge   - Genesee
Gl   - Gladwin
Go   - Gogebic
Gr   - Gratiot
GT   - Grand Traverse
Hi   - Hillsdale
Ho   - Houghton
Hu   - Huron
In   - Ingham
Ion - Ionia
Ios - Iosco
Ir   - Iron
Is   - Isabella
Ja   - Jackson
Ken - Kent
Kew - Keweenaw
Kka - Kalkaska
Kzo - Kalamazoo
Lak - Lake
Lap - Lapeer
Lee - Leelenau
Len - Lenawee
Li   - Livingston
Lu   - Luce
Mar - Marquette
Mas - Mason
Mcb - Macomb
Mcm - Montcalm
Mcy - Montmorency
Mec - Mecosta
Men - Menominee
Mid - Midland
MIs - Missaukee
Mnc - Mackinac
Mro - Monroe
Mte - Manistee
Mu   - Muskegon
New - Newaygo
Oa   - Oakland
Oc   - Oceana
Og   - Ogemaw
Ola - Osceola
On   - Ontonagon
Osd - Oscoda
Ots - Otsego
Ott - Ottawa
PI   - Presque Isle
Ros - Roscommon
Sag - Saginaw
San - Sanilac
Sc   - Schoolcraft
SC   - St. Clair
Shi - Shiawassee
SJ   - St. Joseph
Tu   - Tuscola
VB   - Van Buren
Was - Washtenaw
Way - Wayne
We   - Wexford

Michigan Atlases

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