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Need historical topographic map site
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Many years ago, someone posted a website of historical topographic maps. I'm looking for maps in the early 1900s to 1940 or so.
Can someone please provide a link for me. I have hunted, googled, and looked into the deep internet history of Firefox.

I'm looking for a long abandoned well. It used to have the iron windmill over it.

I tried to attach a map image, but it kept failing. Maybe because I'm a newbie. The maps all has a brownish tinge.

Thanks for any help.

Packrat1947




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< Reply # 1 on 1/9/2018 2:19 AM >
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Have you checked local libraries near the site?




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Uh, strange request. This isn't exactly the place to be asking but I guess the word abandoned in it. This post really needs some more information. Otherwise I think its not really Urbex and thus not a thread that will live long.
Also what general location are you talking about. It might be easier for us to start there.



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The particular website hosted all of the US archival topographic maps. So nothing weird there.

I tried uploading a small map example map, but it keeps failing. Apparently, newbies (70 years young) are not allowed to post pictures.

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Re: Need historical topographic map site
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Posted by Packrat1947
The particular website hosted all of the US archival topographic maps. So nothing weird there.

I tried uploading a small map example map, but it keeps failing. Apparently, newbies (70 years young) are not allowed to post pictures.

Best Regards,
Packrat1947




Hey Packrat,

Funny you should ask about historic maps. I've been looking for historic maps of the Tonopah, NV area hoping to find the original name of our mine claim. I really don't want to have to dig through 50 years worth of archive claims to see if we can find it. No luck yet. I'll probably end up in the archives.

So getting to the point, you can do a Google search using the term "historic maps" or "historical maps". There are quite a few interesting results including various universities. I don't know the specific site that you are referring to, but you might be able to find it or similar using Google.

Good luck from someone only 10 behind you. 1957....

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Hi Packrat, maybe this site will help? https://nationalmap.gov/historical/




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< Reply # 6 on 1/9/2018 11:33 AM >
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Posted by Packrat1947
The particular website hosted all of the US archival topographic maps. So nothing weird there.

I tried uploading a small map example map, but it keeps failing. Apparently, newbies (70 years young) are not allowed to post pictures.

Best Regards,
Packrat1947




Just for future reference this is more of a question to ask over in the rookie forum.

As far as not being able to post pictures, I would assume it is to prevent trolls or to give new members like yourself time to get used to the website.

And for what you are looking for, I would follow stealthwraiths' post, seems like a good starting point.




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Hey Packrat,

Funny you should ask about historic maps. I've been looking for historic maps of the Tonopah, NV area hoping to find the original name of our mine claim. I really don't want to have to dig through 50 years worth of archive claims to see if we can find it. No luck yet. I'll probably end up in the archives.

So getting to the point, you can do a Google search using the term "historic maps" or "historical maps". There are quite a few interesting results including various universities. I don't know the specific site that you are referring to, but you might be able to find it or similar using Google.

Good luck from someone only 10 behind you. 1957....

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I've been using http://historicalmaps.arcgis.com/usgs/ for this. You can reduce the opacity and overlay several layers as well.

If it's anywhere near a town, Sanborn maps online are amazing- down to where every stove in town was (and what color the tenant was that owned them).



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Posted by Packrat1947
The particular website hosted all of the US archival topographic maps. So nothing weird there.


Ah yeah I understand now.


Like jeepdave said if you haven't already tried go to a library or the town hall. Otherwise if you have the link or website you can use this https://archive.org/web/ to go back to the time.




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Hi Packrat, maybe this site will help? https://nationalmap.gov/historical/



Hi, That site is not even close. Sorry. All I want is to see an old topo of Wakeman, Ohio. The corner of Rt. 303 and Rt. 60 specifically. I'm guessing that historical maps have been deleted.

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I know this is probably going to be a dumb question but have you tried google maps? I ask because didn't you say you were looking for a well? Unless what you're looking for is not there anymore? I'm probably just focusing on the well part way t much.



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Hi, That site is not even close. Sorry. All I want is to see an old topo of Wakeman, Ohio. The corner of Rt. 303 and Rt. 60 specifically. I'm guessing that historical maps have been deleted.

Cheers,
Packrat1947


It's 174 years of USGS topographic maps but you do have to drill down to find the one you want. Best of luck in your search




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Check out the Perry Castenada library. Does it have to be a topographic map?


Index of 1926 OH maps they have

https://legacy.lib...-oh-index-1926.jpg




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I've been using http://historicalmaps.arcgis.com/usgs/ for this. You can reduce the opacity and overlay several layers as well.

If it's anywhere near a town, Sanborn maps online are amazing- down to where every stove in town was (and what color the tenant was that owned them).


I looked at both sites. No help. The Sanborn maps only has 3 maps in the Huron Co. Ohio. The town is about 20 miles away.

I went to the arcgis site too. No Wakeman, ohio or surrounding areas. The maps that they did have was mostly from the '60s.

Once again, I tried uploading a teeny map, but was blocked because it is too big.

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Hi Packrat, maybe this site will help? https://nationalmap.gov/historical/



Almost all links on that page are dead. I tried Firefox and IE. So no help there.




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I use https://historicaerials.com/ for that type of research. I think how far back their maps go depends on location, so might not go back far enough for what you're looking for but still a good resource.




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http://www.histori...+County+1873/Ohio/

http://www.histori...+County+1891/Ohio/




Thank you for the links. They are not topographic maps, but I bought both of the largest maps for future use.

Thanks for taking the time to provide the links.




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Thank you for the links. They are not topographic maps, but I bought both of the largest maps for future use.

Thanks for taking the time to provide the links.


I was really tired when I wrote that and completely missed “Topo”!




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