Cities, Towns & Counties

Missouri cities, towns and counties grew rapidly from the mid-1800s as people moved west. Mapmakers used various mapping techniques to give us a glimpse into the political, cultural, and economical life of these communities.

City of Nevada, county seat of Vernon Co., Missouri

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Description: Shows buildings, property owners, roads, railroads, ward boundaries.

Date: 1900

Scale: 1:3,600

Published [Nevada Mo.? : s.n.]


City of St. Joseph, Missouri

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Description:Shows roads, railroads, some buildings and sites.

Date: 1920(?)

Mapmaker: [St. Joseph, Mo.? : s.n.]


City of Webster Groves : showing ward boundaries, August 1897

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Date: 1897

Scale: ca. 1:9,500

Published:[S.1. : s.n.]


Gray's new map of St. Louis

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Description:Shows ward boundaries. Includes Venice, Brooklyn, and City of East St. Louis (Saint Clair County, Illinois). Origin: From: Gray's Atlas of the United States.../ by O.W. Gray--Philadelphia: M. R. Brown, 1879 -- p. 132.

Date: 1879(?)

Scale: ca. 1:24,000

Published: Gray, Frank A. Philadelphia : O.W. Gray & Son

Mapmaker:: Frank A. Gray


Hannibal and vicinity, Mo.

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Description:Shows only Missouri side of Mississippi River. Shows major institutions, rivers, railraods, and roads.

Date: 1936

Scale: 1:24,000; Polyconic proj. (W91¦25'--W 91¦20/N 39¦45'--N39¦40')

Mapmaker: Geological Survey (U.S.)

Published: [Washington, D.C] : The Survey


Higgins' road map of St. Louis and vicinity

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Description:Shows pikes, county roads, and railroads. Includes City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and parts of St. Charles County (Missouri) and parts of Madison County and St. Clair County (Illinois).

Date: 1895

Scale:1:31,680. 'Half inch per mile.'

Mapmaker: Higgins & Co.

Published: Higgins & Co. St. Louis, Mo. : Higgins & Co.


Industrial map of the southern part of St. Louis (Carondelet)

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Description:1 map : col. : 21 x 25 cm. on sheet 35 x 43 cm.

Description:Shows 119 sites of public buildings, factories, and businesses. Origin: compiled from official records & surveys by E.R. Kinsey & Bros., surveyors

Date: 1910(?)

Mapmaker:E.R. Kinsey & Bros.

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Carondelet Business Men's Association


Kennedy's sectional map of St. Louis : with street directory

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Description:Includes street index. : Includes Illinois Town (East Saint Louis) and Brooklyn, both in Saint Clair County, Illinois.

Date: 1859

Sclae: ca. 1:25,500

Mapmaker: Robert V. Kennedy & Co.

Published: [St. Louis] : R.V. Kennedy


Latest and most complete map of St. Louis and suburbs

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Description:Consisting of Clayton, Ferguson, Glendale, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, University City, Webster Groves, Meramec Highlands, Creve Coeur Lake, and Valley Park, also, East St. Louis, Brooklyn, Granite City, Madison, and Venice, showing boundaries of all incorporated cities and towns. : Includes street indexes to: City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and East St. Louis. Includes index to street railways. Includes parts of St. Louis County (Mo.), St. Clair County (Ill.), and Madison County (Ill.)

Date: 1918

Scale: 1:34,980. 2,915 feet=1 inch.

Mapmaker: Parker Engraving Company

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : for sale only by Frederick Printing & Stationery Co.


Madison County

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Description:Shows rivers, railroads, towns, schools, caves. Also shows iron, lead, copper, marble quarries, and trap dykes. Indicates goelogical features by color. From: Atlas accompanying reports of Missouri Geological Survey, 1874--Jefferson City, Mo., 1874--pl. [7]

Date: 1874(?)

Scale: ca. 1:198,000

Mapmaker: Geological Survey of Missouri

Published: St. Louis : Lith. A. Gast & Co.


Map of Carthage, county seat of Jasper Co.

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Description:Shows streets, railroads, street car lines, rivers, neighborhoods, land owners, industries, buildings (major ones named).

Date: 1900(?)

Scale: 1:3,600. '300 feet to one inch.'

Mapmaker: Carthage, Mo.? : s.n.


Map of Columbia, Missouri

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Description:Inset: St. Louis as a railway centre. 12 x 12 cm. Scale not given. Inset shows small map of Missouri, Illinois and nearby states, showing the St. Louis railroad lines converging in St. Louis. Table: Changes of government and name of the territory formerly associated with, and now comprising the State of Missouri, and a list of the Chief Executives. : LC List : p. 444.

Date: 1905(?)

Scale: ca. 1:7,200

Mapmaker: Herald-Statesman Publishing Co.

Published: Columbia, Mo. : Herald-Statesman Pub. Co.


Map of Franklin County, Mo. : compiled from records and surveys to January 1st, 1904

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Description:Shows townships, sections, schools, rivers, roads, towns.

Date: 1904

Scale: ca. 1:77,892. 1 mile to 13/16 in. Width of roads and streams 1000 ft. to 13/16 in.

Mapmaker: Moore, J. M.

Published: Union, Mo : Franklin County Tribune


Map of Joplin, Missouri

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Description: Includes list of 22 'Places of interest.' : Verso includes: Street guide; Inter-urban street railway time tables; Facts about Joplin and vicinity; Distance from Joplin to...; Road map showing the ten counties in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas constituting the area of the Ozark Playgrounds Association.

Date: 1923

Mapmaker: Mit, O. R.

Published: Joplin, Mo. : Joplin Printing Co./p>


Map of Kansas City and suburban towns

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Description: Shows large landowners in contiguous Jackson County (Missouri) and Johnson and Wayndotte Counties (Kansas). : Includes: Westport (Missouri); Wayndotte, River View, Armstrong, Kansas City, Armourdale, Argentine, Rosedale (Kansas): Includes manuscript notes. Those in ink on map deal primarily with elevation and water/sewer issues. Notes in pencil in lower right border: 'To accompany Gilham's paper. The map (which was very small) has been abstracted from only copy available. E.S.'

Date: 1882

Scale: ca. 1:16,800

Mapmaker: Knight & Bontecou (Firm)

Published: New York : Am. Photo-Litho. Co.


Map of St. Louis and suburbs

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Description: Includes street index. Shows only inner suburbs, and the City of St. Louis. Names important buildings, shows parks, rivers, and railroads. Red and blue pencil markings on some streets.

Date: 1914

Scale: 1:24,000. 2,000 feet to one inch.

Mapmaker: Schrowang, O.

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : O. Schrowang


Map of St. Louis city & county

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Description:Shows existing and proposed parks and reservations; also, main travelled roads and proposed parkways and boulevards.

Date: 1907

Scale: ca. 1:57,024

Mapmaker: Travilla, James C.

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Civic League of St. Louis


Map of St. Louis County

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Description:Includes senatorial, representative, election, congressional districts, and new extended city limits. Shows townships in the county, and ward boundaries in the city.

Date: 1862

Scale: ca. 1:86,000

Mapmaker: Hutawa, Julius

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Julius Hutawa


Map of St. Louis County, Mo.

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Description:Show townships, sections, roads, rivers, steam and electric railroads.

Date: 1912

Mapmaker: Rand-McNally and Company

Published: [Chicago, Ill.] : Rand McNally


Map of the city of St. Louis

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Description: Includes streets, railroads, parks, major buildings. Origin: From: Cram's New modern census atlas of the United States and World--Chicago 1911--p. 464-465.

Date: 1911(?)

Mapmaker: George F. Cram Company

Published: Chicago, Ill. : George F. Cram


Map of the city of St. Louis

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Description: map showing density of population per acre per census district, from U.S. Census 1910, streets included

Date: 1910

Mapmaker: Saint Louis (Mo.) Public Service Commission

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Public Service Commission


Map of the city of St. Louis, Mo

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Description:On verso: p. 463, United States, land elevation and ocean depths.--p. 466, [8 U.S. Maps, including]: Proportion of improved land -- VAlue of farm products -- Value of farm land -- Average size of farms -- Per Cpita yield of cotton & barley -- Value of farm products -- Number of horses, mules & asses -- Number of neat cattle.

Date: 1852

Scale: ca. 1:13,260

Mapmaker: Hutawa, Julius

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : J. Hutawa


Map of the main portion of St. Louis : Rand, McNally & Co.'s Map of the main portion of St. Joseph, Mo.

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Description:Both maps show railroads and street car lines. : St. Louis map includes 'Outline map of St. Louis', points of interest, streets index. St. Joseph map includes 'Outline map of St. Joseph, Mo.', points of interest, street index. Origin: From: Columbian atlas of the world / Garretson, Cox and Company--Buffalo, 1898--no. 49-50.

Date: 1898

Scale:ca. 1:32,400 : ca. 1:9,906

Mapmaker: [Chicago, Ill.] : Rand McNally


Map of the town of St. Louis

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Description: Includes a list of 'References' which describe map features. Origin: From the papers of Dr. Lewis C. Beck and probably the original copy prepared for the engraved map of St. Louis in his Gazetteer of Illinois and Missouri.'--James B. Musick. St. Louis as a fortified town. 1941. p. 121.

Date: 1820

Scale: ca. 1-13/16'=100 toises.


Map of Washington County, Missouri

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Description:Shows lead, zinc, iron and copper mines; lead, zinc and iron furnaces; grist and saw mills.

Date: 187-

Scale: ca. 1:84,480. 3/4 in. to one mile

Mapmaker: Will, F.

Published: St. Louis, Mo : Lith. by A. Gast & Co.


Outline plan of St. Louis and vicinity

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Description: The figures in RED on the map of St. Louis and Vicinity indicate the number of miles by rail from Union Station to the various places marked on the Map. Second map by Ph. Loesch, Jr., per Tibbits (Mo), 9-1909.

Date: 1896

Scale: ca. 1:158,400 and ca. 1:67,500.

Mapmaker: Automobile Club of St. Louis

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Automobile Club of St. Louis


Pilot's map of St. Louis County

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Description:Shows roads; steam and electric railroads; city, township and section lines.

Date: 1914

Scale: ca. 1:95,040

Mapmaker: Schrowang, O.

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : engraved and published by O. Schrowang


Plat of the town of St. Louis

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Description:Shows wooden houses on stone walls, wooden houses with posts in the ground, stone houses, Catholic Chiurch, priests house, horse mills, stone towers, soldiers barracks, commandants house, central tower, powder magazine. Gives French and English names. 'Note: The black dotted lines, beginning at the half moon at the North-east corner of the Plat and running around the village to the river at block 44, represent the palidsades put up immediately after the ;Affair of May 26, 1780.' They had all disappeared before 1804. The blocks of the town lots were not numbered until after the incorporation of the City, in 1823.

Date: 1883

Mapmaker: Billon, Frederick Louis, 1801-1895

Published: [Philadelphia : L.H. Everts & Co.]


Plan of the city of St. Louis, Mo

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Description: Inset: [View of St. Louis from the Mississippi River] (14 x 51 cm.) : Tables: Steamboat routes. Includes notes about the map and identification of 113 points of interest.

Date: 1850

Scale: 1:8,280. 690 feet to one inch.

Mapmaker: Hutawa, Julius

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : published by Juls. Hutawa & L. Gast, Lithrs.


Rand McNally and Company's new map of St. Louis

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Description:Shows the city primarily north of Arsenal, and east of Grand. Shows railroads, roads, and primary institutions. : Includes Venice, Brooklyn, and East St. Louis (Saint Clair County, Illinois). Origin: From an unidentified atlas.

Date: 1888

Scale: ca. 1:34,848

Mapmaker: Rand McNally and Company

Published: [Chicago, Ill.] : Rand, McNally & Co.


Shewey's map of Saint Louis County, Mo.

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Description:Shows rail roads, rock roads, dirt roads, post offices, money order post choices, towns, school house. Includes City of St. Louis. Shows township boundaries.

Date: 1890(?)

Scale: ca. 1:96,300

Mapmaker: Shewey, A.C. (Arista C.)

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : A.C. Shewey


St. Louis

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Description:Shows ward boundaries.

Date: 1967

Scale: ca. 1:32,800

Mapmaker: Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus), 1792-1868

Published: [Philadelhia] : S. A. Mitchell


St. Louis

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Description:Shows ward boundaries.

Date: 1872

Scale: ca. 1:32,600

Mapmaker: Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus), 1792-1868

Published: [Philadelhia] : S. A. Mitchell


St. Louis common in T. 44 & 45 N. R.7E. 5th P.M.

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Description:Shows land ownership. Shows city south of Chouteau's Pond/Chouteau Ave. Oriented with north to right. In lower left corner: signatures of J.A. Wherry, Register, and Wm. Carr Lane, Mayor, dated March 30, 1839.

Date: 1842

Scale: ca. 1:12,450

Mapmaker: St. Louis (Mo.) Board of Aldermen

Published: St. Louis : Lith. of Edw. Hutawa


Topography of Platte County, Missouri

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Description:Shows rivers, towns, schools, churches, railroads. Includes index to atlas sheets.

Date: 1914

Scale: 1:62,500. W 95¦35'--W 94¦35'/N 39¦32'--N 39¦10'

Mapmaker: Geological Survey (U.S.)

Published: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Geological Survey


Wagner's complete map of St. Louis, East St. Louis, and suburbs

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Description: Shows electric railways, railroads, parks, city and ward boundaries. Paved streets are shown in yellow. : Includes street indexes. : Insets: Overland Park ; Kirkwood/Webster Groves ; Washington Park ; East St. Louis extention. Same scale as main map.

Date: 1921

Scale:ca 1:28,500

Mapmaker: A.C. Wagner Co.

Published: St. Louis : A.C. Wagner Co.