Nebraska Maps

NSHS holds more than 3,000 flat maps from pre-territorial days to the present in the library collection. An online database of the holdings is not currently available.

To learn more about the NSHS Map Collection, including details on how to request information from or receive copies of these maps contact our Library Reference Assistants or visit our Reference Room in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Eight maps from our library collection have been scanned as part of the Early Maps of Hall County, Nebraska [1857 - 1901] hosted by the Hall County Government (Nebraska). 

The library also collects other Nebraska maps in the form of published county atlases (plat books) farm directories, etc.

Enjoy this small sampling from the NSHS Map Collection!

Nebraska Territorial and State Maps

Nebraska & Kansas Territories Nebraska and Kansas Territories
Published by J. H. Colton & Co., 172 William St., New York.
Colton's New Sectional Map of the State of Nebraska, 1868

Colton's New Sectional Map of the State of Nebraska, 1868
G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co. , 172 William Street, New York. [M782 1868 C72 c.2 ]

Map of Indian Territory, 1879 Map of Indian Territory (Oklahoma), 1879 
[M766 1879 B66 c.2]
Clason's Guide Map of Nebraska, 1914

Clason's Guide Map of Nebraska, 1914
Published by the Clason Map Co., Denver, Colorado [M782 1914 C56g]

State Map of Nebraska, 1914

Nebraska, 1914 
Published by Geo. F. Cram, Chicago, Ill. with advertising from Hastings Foundry and Iron Works, Hastings, Nebraska [M782 1914  C889n]

Nebraska State Railway Commission Map of Nebraska, 1915

Railroad Map of Nebraska, 1915  
Issued by The Nebraska State Railway Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska. Official Railway Map of Nebraska, 1915. [M782 1915  N27m  c.4]

Nebraska State Aid Roads Map, 1915

Roads Map of Nebraska 
Map of Nebraska Showing State Aid Roads. Geo. E. Johnson, State Engineer. [M782 1915  J62n]

 

County and Town Maps

Adams County Map

Adams County

Map of Adams County, Nebraska 
Furnished by the First National Bank of Hastings, Nebraska. The Kenyon Company, Map Makers, Des Moines, Iowa. List of owners of small acreage tracts in Adams County, Nebraska, shown on map by numbers [? 211 K42]

Antelope County Map, 1935

Antelope County

Antelope County of Nebraska
Drawn by E. E. Stevens, Neligh Nebr., 1935 [M78212 1935 St4]

Map of Antelope County

Antelope County

Map of Antelope County, Nebraska.
Compliments fo the National Bank of Neligh, Neligh, Nebraska. [M78212 1948  H15a]

Boyd County Map

Boyd County

Map of Boyd County Nebraska
Shows State and Federal Highways. By R. L. Cochran, State Engineer, C. W. A. Drafting Project, 1934 [M78218 1934 C11m]

City of Kearney, 1888

Buffalo County, Kearney

Map of the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska,1888
Compiled by W.W. Alt, Wahoo, Neb., assisted by E. N. Porterfield, City Eng. Kearney Neb. [M78220 1888 K21a]

City of Kearney, 1889

Buffalo County, Kearney

City of Kearney, 1889
Compliments of The Midway Land Co., Kearney, Nebraska. [M78220 1888 K21am]

Jefferson County Map, 1937

Jefferson County

Jefferson County, 1937
Map Includes trails and stations information. [M78258 1937 F95]

Jefferson County Map, 1937

Jefferson County

Jefferson County, 1937
Map includes early settlement information, "350 German Russians from the Sea of Azov in southern Russia located on 27,000 acres in this region in 1874. The leader of the colony was Cornelius Jansen and sons. They planted forest and fruit trees, drilled wells for irrigation, raised blooded stock and Merino Sheep. ..." [M78258 1937a F95]

Johnson County Map, 1924

Johnson County

Johnson County, 1924
Includes school district subdivision of the county. [M78259 1924 G666j]

Tecumseh in Johnson County, 19--

Johnson County, Tecumseh

Tecumseh, ca. 19--
City of Tecumseh in Johnson County. [M78259 19--  J63t]

Ogalalla in Keith County, 19--

Keith County, Ogalalla

Ogalalla, 19--
​Map of Ogalalla, in Sec. 6, T.13N. R.38W., Keith County, Nebraska. Office of Hershey S. Welch. Civil and Hydraulic Engineer, North Platte, Nebraska. [M78261 19- xW44o]

Keya Paha County, 19--

Keya Paha County

Keya Paha County, 19--
Keya Paha County, Nebraska. [M78262 19-- K27]

Volgers Addition in Dix, Kimball County, 1916

Kimball County, Dix

Vogler's Addition to Dix, 1916
Volger's Addition in Dix, Kimball County. [M78263 1916  Vo2]

Knox County, 1923

Knox County

Knox County, 1923
Map of Knox Co, Neb. Made by C. A. Nippell, C-E, U. S. Surveyor, 1898. [M78264 1898 N719 K   19]

Soil Map, Knox County, 1923

Knox County

Soil Map, Knox County, 1930
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils. [M78264 1930 U58s]

Knox County, Historical Map prepared by NSHS, 1938

Knox County

Knox County, 1938
Historical Map Prepared by Nebraska State Historical Society. [M78264 1938a  xF95]

  Lancaster County (see below)
Lincoln County, 1953

Lincoln County

Lincoln County, 1953

Map of Lincoln Co., Nebraska, from I. A. Fort's Real Estate Agency, North Platte, Nebraska. Designed and drawn by I. A. Fort, late County Surveyor of Lincoln County, North Platte, Nebraska. [M78266 1894  F77]

North Platte, Lincoln County, 1953

Lincoln County, North Platte

North Platte and Vicinity, Lincoln County, 1953
Compiled from Official Records by Richard F. Nosky, Civil Eng'r. [M78266 1953 N897n]

Wallace, Lincoln County, 1904

Lincoln County, Wallace

Wallace, Lincoln County, 1904
Section 14, T.10N. R.34W. Chief Engineer's Office, B. & M. R. R. R. May 23, 1904. [M78266 1904  B92l]

Madison County, 1912

Madison County

Madison County, 1912
Madison County map, 1912. [M78270 1912  T761m]

Battle Creek, Madison County, 1913

Madison County

Battle Creek, 1913
Map of the Village of Battle Creek, Madison County, Nebraska & Vicinity, 1913. Compiled and Drawn by C. L. Huntley, Co. Surveyor. [M78270 1913 H954b]

Meadow Grove, Madison County, 1913

Madison County

Meadow Grove, 1913
Map of Meadow Grove & Vicinity. 1913. Compiled & Drawn by C. L. Huntley, County Surveyor, Madison County, Neb. [M78270 1913  H954g]

Newman Grove, Madison County, 191-

Madison County

Newman Grove, 191-
Map of Newman Grove, Madison County, Nebraska. Compiled & Drawn by C. L. Huntley, County Surveyor, Madison County, Neb. [M78270 191-  H26]

 

Lancaster County, Nebraska Maps

Lancaster County, Nebraska Map, 19-- Lancaster County, 19--
Map of Lancaster County, Nebr., Office of County Engineer, Arthur H. Edgren [M78265 19  xEd3]
Lancaster County, Nebraska, 192- Lancaster County, 192-
Map of Lancaster County, Nebr., Office of County Engineer, Arthur H. Edgren [M78265 192  Ed3]
Lancaster County Sanitary District No. 1, 1927

Lancaster County, 1927
​Sanitary District No. 1, Lancaster County, Nebraska. 1927. [M78265 1927 Sa5]

Lancaster County New Section Map, 1928 Lancaster County, 1928
New Sectional Map of Lancaster County, Nebraska [M78265 1928 N47]
Lancaster County Soil Map, 193- Soil Map, Lancaster County, 193-
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Administration [M78265 193 U58s]
Steam Wagon Road through Lancaster County, 193-

Steam Wagon Road through Lancaster County, 193-

Lancaster County Nebraska, Historical Map Designed to Determine the Correct Route of the Steam Wagon Road. [M78265 193  F95s]

Lancaster County Sanitary District No. 1, 1939 Lancaster County, 1939
Sanitary District No.1. of Lancaster County Nebraska, 1939 [M78265 1939 Sa5]
Lancaster County Sanitary District No. 1, 1978

Lancaster County, 1978
Sanitary District NO. 1, Lancaster County - Nebraska [M78265 1978 Sa5]

Agnew, Lancaster County, 19--

Lancaster County

Agnew, 19--
The unincorporated Village of Agnew, Lancaster County, Nebraska [M78265 19 L244v]  [sheet 1]

Bennett, Lancaster County, Nebraska, 19--

Lancaster County

Bennett, 19--
The Incorporated Village of Bennett, Lancaster County, Nebraska, Population: 381 [M78265 19 L244v] [sheet 2]

Cheney, Lancaster County, 19--

Lancaster County

Cheney, 19--
The Unincorporated Village of Cheney, Lancaster county, Nebraska [M78265 19 L244v]  [sheet 3]

Hawthorne, Lancaster County, 18--

Lancaster County

Hawthorne, 18--
Map of Hawthorn, Lancaster County, Nebraska, includes the Campus, Western Normal College, 20 Acres [M78265 18 H31]

 

City of Lincoln, Nebraska Maps

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1864

Lincoln, 1864

Created by Nebraska State Historical Society., A. E. Sheldon, Superintendent. Layout of Lincoln, in 1864. A Sketch from memory by a former resident, Charles F. Bridge, 722 Brooks Ave., Topeka Kansas. [M78265 1864 B76]

East Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1872

East Lincoln, 1872

East Lincoln, Nebraska. Publish by Ed Mendel Lith. Chicago. [M78265 1872 M52e]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1874

Lincoln, 1874

Lincoln, Lancaster Co. Neb., Compiled and Drawn by Tom I. Atwood, City Engineer & County Surv. , 1874 [M78265  1874  A-9  c.2]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1878

Lincoln, 1878

Central Part of Lincoln, Lancaster Co. Nebraska. [M78265 1878  G778 l]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1880

Lincoln, 1880

Lincoln Showing Lines of M. & M. R.R. in Neb. and Leased Lines. [M78265 1880 B92]

Lincoln Birds Eye View, 1880

Lincoln Birds Eye View, 1880

Birds Eye View of Lincoln, Nebraska, 1880 [M78265 188 K81b 1970]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1887

Lincoln, 1887

Map of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska, Compiled from Official Records & Engraved & Printed by the G. A. Bush Printing House, Lincoln Nebraska, 1887 [M78265 1887 B96l]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1887

Lincoln, 1887

Outline Map of City of Lincoln and Suburbs, Latsch Brothers Publishers [M78265 1924  L35o  c.4]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1887

Lincoln, 1887

Map of Lincoln, Lancaster Co. Nebraska. Compiled from official records and actual surveys by J. P. Walton. County Surveyor. 1887 [M78265 1887 W17]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1887

Lincoln, 1887

Map of Lincoln, Lancaster Co. Nebraska. Compiled from official records and actual surveys by J. P. Walton. County Surveyor. 1887. Compliments of Harris & Harris, Real Estate Agents, Lincoln, Nebraska. [M78265 1887 B96]

Lincoln Birds Eye View, 1889

Lincoln Birds Eye View, 1889

Lincoln, Neb. State Capital of Nebraska, County Seat of Lancaster Co., 1889. [M78265 1889 W45 c.2]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1893

Lincoln, 1893

Map of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska. Compiled by Adna Dobson, C. E. 1893. [M78265 1893 D65]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 19--

Lincoln, 19--

[M782651 19 L737]

Lincoln Traction Company, 19--

Lincoln Traction Company, 19--

The Lincoln Traction Company, Proposed Car and Bus Routes, Showing Fare and Zone Limits. [M78265 19 L63t]

Lincoln Traction Company, 19--

Lincoln Traction Company, 19--

The Lincoln Traction Company, Proposed Car and Bus Routes. [M78265 19 L63tp]

Sheridan Park Addition, Lincoln, 19--

Sheridan Park Addition, Lincoln, 19--

Sheridan Park, An Addition to Lincoln, Nebraska. Sheridan Park Investment Company, Harvey Rathbone, Secretary and Manager. E. H. Herminghause; Tell W. Nicolet, Landscape Architects. Arthur H. Edgren, Engineer. [M78265 19  Sh5]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1903

Lincoln, 1903

Map of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska. Compiled by Adna Dobson, 1903. [M78265 1903 D65 c.2]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1903

Lincoln, 1903

Outline Plan of City of Lincoln and Environs, Nebraska. [M78265 1903 Sco9  c.6]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1903

Lincoln, 1903

Map of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska. Compiled by Adna Dobson, 1903. [M78265 1903 D66]

University Place, Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1910

City of University Place, 1910

Map of the City of University Place, Nebraska. University Place was annexed by Lincoln in 1926. [M78265 1910 Un4t]

Lincoln Street Railway Lines, 192-

Lincoln Street Railway Lines, 192-

Map of the City of Lincoln, Neb., Showing Lines of the Lincoln Street Railway. [M78265 192-  L63sr]

Nebraska State Fair Grounds, West Lincoln, 192-

Nebraska State Fair Grounds, West Lincoln, 192-

State Fair Grounds. Sec.13 - T 10 - R 6 E. West Lincoln. [M78265 192  Ed3w  c.1]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1924

Lincoln, 1924

Outline Map of City of Lincoln and Suburbs, Latsch Brothers Publisher. [M78265 1924 L35o c.3]

North Lincoln, showing UNL and Donovan house site, 1924

North Lincoln showing University of Nebraska and the Donovan house site, 1924

"... a plat of part of the City of Lincoln showing the relative location of Lots 4 and 5, Block 22 of the Town of Lancaster upon which the Donovan house was located. ..." [M78265 1924 Ed3]

Donovan House Site, Lincoln, 1924

Donovan House Site, 1924

W. T. Donovan House Site: On This Spot, July 29, 1867, The State Capital Commission Met and Voted to Locate the Capital of Nebraska on Its Present Site, Called Lincoln. [M78265 1924 D71]

Property Regulation Map of Lincoln, 1929

Property Regulation Map of Lincoln, 1929

Property Regulation Map, City of Lincoln Nebraska, Office of City Engineer, 1929. [M78265 1929 En3]

Lincoln Auto Club map of Lincoln, 1935

Lincoln, 1935

Official City Map of Lincoln, Nebraska, compiled and copyrighted by Lincoln Auto Club. [M78265 1935 Au8]

Lincoln Property Regulation Map, 1937

Lincoln Property Regulation Map, 1937

Property Regulation Map, City of Lincoln Nebraska, Office of City Engineer, March, 1937. [M78265 1937 L63p]

Downtown Lincoln, 194-

Lincoln Business Section, 194-

Business Section, City of Lincoln, Nirenstein's National Realty Map Co., Springfield, Mass. [M78265 194  N721l  c.2]

Lincoln Auto Club map of Lincoln, 1940

Lincoln, 1940

Official City Map of Lincoln, Nebraska, compiled and copyrighted by Lincoln Auto Club. [M78265 1940 Au8]

Lincoln, Lancaster County, 1945

Lincoln, 1945

City of Lincoln Nebraska, 1945 [M78265 1945 B63]

City Planning Commission, Lincoln, 1953

Lincoln, 1953

City of Lincoln Nebraska, The First Trust Company of Lincoln, Nebraska. City Planning Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska. Harland Bartholomew & Associates, City Planners, Saint Louis, Missouri. [M78265 1953 B28 ]

Lincoln, 1956

Lincoln, 1956

City of Lincoln, Nebraska [M78265 1956  As3]

Lincoln, 1957

Lincoln, 1957

City of Lincoln, Nebraska, 1957. [M78265 1957  As3]

Official Arrow City Map of Lincoln, 196-

Lincoln, 196-

Official Arrow City Map, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Includes Lancaster County map and points of interest). [M78265 196  P769 l]

Building Zone Map of the City of Lincoln, 1963

Building Zone Map of Lincoln, 1963

Building Zone Map for the City of Lincoln, Technical Advisory Corporation Consulting Engineers - New York. [M78265 1922 T255z c.2]

Lincoln, 1963

Lincoln, 1963

City of Lincoln, Nebraska, 1963. [M78265 1963  As3]

Census Tracks, Lincoln, 1970

Census Tracts, Lincoln, 1970

1970 Census Tracts, Lincoln, S.M.S.A. [M78265 1970  L736c]

Lincoln Voting Districts, 1970

City of Lincoln Voting Districts, 1970

Map of Voting Districts, City of Lincoln, from the Office of Election Commissioner. [M782651 1970 L63e]

Lincoln Voting Districts, 1971

City of Lincoln Voting Districts, 1971

Map of Voting Districts, City of Lincoln, from the Office of Election Commissioner. [M782651 1971 L63e]

Lincoln Voting Districts, 1973

City of Lincoln Voting Districts, 1973

Map of Voting Districts, City of Lincoln, from the Office of Election Commissioner. [M782651 1973 L63e c2]

Lincoln Zoning District Maps, 1976

Lincoln Zoning Districts Map, 1976 (sheet 1)

City of Lincoln and Environs, Zoning District Map. Lincoln - Lancaster county Nebraska, Lincoln City - Lancaster County Planning Commission. [M78265 1976  L245c  sheet 1]

Lincoln Zoning District Maps, 1976 (sheet 2)

Lincoln Zoning Districts Map, 1976 (sheet 2)

City of Lincoln and Environs, Zoning District Map. Lincoln - Lancaster county Nebraska, Lincoln City - Lancaster County Planning Commission. [M78265 1976  L245c  sheet 2]

 

Nebraska Waterways

Dismal Canal

Dismal Canal

Map Showing Location & Shaded Areas of the proposed Dismal Canal. Aprox. 30,000 Acres Irrigable, A. J. Van Antwerk, Engineer. [M78206 1938 V62d]

Floodwaters, 1952

Floodwater Map, 1952

Floodwater Retarding Reservoirs, Salt-Wahoo Creeks Watershed. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service. [M78265 1952 U58f]

 

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