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Area, state and national historical maps.

Bangor - Bay City


Bangor Twsp. - 1916

Plat Map.
Includes names of owners database.


Bay City - 1849

Lower Saginaw
Plat Map


Bay City - 1867

Bay City &
Wenona Vil.

Birdseye View.


Bay City - 1867

Third St. Bridge
Birdseye View


Bay City - 1880(abt)

West Bay City
Location & history
of Midland St. historic bldgs.)


Bay City - 1890

Panoramic
(River Frontage)


Bay City - 1895

Sawmills Locations
(Belinda St. Bridge)


Bay City - 1896

Streets map.
Includes W.Bay City & early Villiages.


Bay City - 1909

Wenonah Park
Original plan.

Bay City


Bay City - 1916

Plat map.
Downtown area (Center ave. to 11th st.)


Bay City - 1998

Aerial view.
Includes bordering twsp's. & Saginaw river.


Bay City - Current

Streets Map
- PDF FILE -
Requires "Adobe Acrobat Reader."
Source: [USDA.gov]


Bay City

Downtown Streets.
Includes location list of 1893-94 buildings.


Bay City

James Clements Airport
Includes aerial & history notes.


Bay City (West) - 1895

F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Plat of shipyard.


Bay City

Railtrail
Includes parks & shopping.


Bay City

Area Highway Map

Bay County


Bay County

Indian Map
Sites of villages & burials.


Bay County

Historic Geography.
MI: 1818, 1832
Twsp: 1857-present.


Bay County - 1858

& Saginaw Valley
on MI-WI map.


Bay County - 1873

Townships
Includes: Rwys, Post Offices, & Arenac.


Bay County - 1897

Historical map (not much detail)


{Bay County - 1916}

Zoomable pdf file.
Schools, churches, railroads, etc.


Bay County.

Plat Database
List of historical village plats & link to plat record.


Bay County

Poor Farm
Location & Facilities Maps.

Essexville - Saginaw


Essexville - 1875

Streets Map.
Includes business locations


Frankenlust Twsp. - 1850s

Homesteads. Earliest settlements.


Frankischen Colonien - 1849

German colony range map, includes Saginaw & Bay City.


Hampton Twsp. - 1916

Plat map. Shows names of owners.


Saginaw River- 1918

Nine sectional maps from Saginaw Bay to southend of Bay City.


Saginaw River - 1998

Aerial view.
Bay City to Saginaw.

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{Bay County
Cemetery
Database}

Sortable listing of
current & historical
cemeteries.


Aerial - Ridge Rd.

- Green Ridge
- Hebrew
- Pine Ridge
- Seamans
- St. Patrick-new
- St. Patrick-old
- St. Stanislaus


Apostolic Twp

Kawkawlin Twp
Fraser Rd


Beaver Twp

& Zion Lutheran
Beaver Twp
Seidler Rd


Calvary Cemetery

Kawkawlin
Old Kawkawlin Rd.


Elm Lawn

Bay City
Ridge Road
e. of Tuscola Rd.


Fremont

Monitor Twp
Hotchkss Rd


Garfield Twp

Garfield Twp
Garfield Rd


Gibson Twp. Cem.

Bentley
Flajole Rd.


Green Ridge

Bay City
Tuscola rd. & Columbus ave.


Lutheran Home

aka Trinity Lutheran
aka Daheim-Kirchof
Monitor Twp
8 Mile Rd.


Oak Ridge

Bay City
Henry Street
s. of Wilder Rd.


Pinconning-old

Pinconning Twp
Pinconning Rd


Pine Ridge

Bay City
s.e. cor. of Ridge & Tuscola Rds.


Seaman's Cemetery

Bay City
S. of Ridge, w.s.Tuscola Rd.


St. Annes

Fraser Twp
Linwood Rd.


St. Johns

Pinconning Twp
Pinconning Rd


St. Marys

aka. Mt. Calvary
aka. St. Anns
Mt. Forest Twp
11 Mile Rd


St. Michaels

Pinconning Twp
Pinconning Rd


St. Patrick (new)

Hampton Twsp.
805 Ridge Rd.
w. of Scheurmann


St. Patrick (old)

Hampton Twsp.
805 Ridge Rd.
w. of new cem.


St. Stanislaus Kostka

Bay City
Columbus Ave.
w. of Tuscola Rd.


Michigan Counties

Includes link to plat, mineral and other maps.


Michigan 1802

Indian Territories.


Saginaw Treaty 1819

Boundaries.
Overlaid on 1839 map.


Michigan Territory 1830

Includes counties.


Michigan 1835

Includes Northern Canal.


Michigan 1839

Counties Map.


Michigan 1845

Counties Map.


Michigan 1853

Counties Map.


Mich. & Wisc. 1858

+ Counties (pdf)


Michigan 1877

Zoomable pdf file. Includes railroads.


Saginaw Valley, MI 1899

Coal Mine
Locations


MI Indian Tribes 1996

Locations


Railway Map 1857

Mich., Ill., & Ohio


Railway Map 1911


Railway Map

Detroit & Mackinaw


Railway Map

Mich. Central
(Penn Central)
Bay City to Mackinaw.


1758 New France

North America during French exploration.


1762 British Empire

North America, Eastern colonies.


1776 French Map

North America during French exploration.


1845 North America

Heritage map


1857 U.S.A.

Details slave states. (Year Bay County was organized.)


1895 U.S.A.

Heritage map.


U.S. Civil War Maps

Includes maps, brief history, links and map of Saginaw Bay area.

Map Collection Links
to Library of Congress.

Bay County Map
About Maps
Historical Maps
... are useful learning tools. These visual aids reveal the known geography at a point in history which allows us to learn changes from then to now, such as:

- Places that changed names.
- Communities that no longer exist or didn't exist then.
- Railways that have come and gone.
- Reshaped shorelines of rivers and more.

Maps of the past were essentially done on a "best efforts" basis as there was little in instrumentation to be more precise. It wasn't until the introduction of satellites and imaging technololgy that truly "precision" maps were possible.

Add a Map
... to our libary. Contribute a reference map to this library. We are particularly interested in local/regional maps of cemeteries, villages, towns, plots, etc.
Internet Map Resources
Regional:

[Bay Co. Plat Index, 1916](pdf)
[Michigan Map, 1895] - includes railways (Large) - (memoriallibrary.com)
[Michigan. Africa, & U.S. Map Collection] - (MSU Map Library).
[Michigan Animated Historical Maps] Excellent resource which shows formation of counties for a given year.
[Michigan County Plat Maps] - Includes search. (www.cis.state.mi.us)
[Michigan Map] - (Siteatlas.com)
[Saginaw River Maps] - Type "Saginaw River" in "Keyword(s) box." (NOAA.gov)

Other:
[American Map Collection] - Extensive. (Library of Congress)
[Aerial Maps USGS 1998] - Excellent detailed aerials. (TerraServer USA)
[Celestial Map, 1600] - by Dutch cartographer Frederick de Wit. (Wikipedia)
[David Rumsey Map Collection] - Large volume of historical maps and images.
[Geological, State, Country Maps] - (Geology.com)
[Historical Maps, 20,000] - (chartmaker.ncd.NOAA.gov)
[Historical Map Collection] - Extensive. (Univ. of Texas)
[Lewis & Clark Map, 1814] - Expedition of western fronteer. (Wikipedia)
[States County Maps] - County formations, searchable. (Northeastern Genealogy Online)
[U.S. Land Patents/Surveys] - Searchable (US Bureau of Land Management)
[World Map, 1689] - Includes old world sketches. (Wikimedia)
Statehood Chronology:
Year Month Day
1787 Dec 07 - Delaware
1787 Dec 12 - Pennsylvania
1787 Dec 18 - New Jersey
1788 Jan 02 - Georgia
1788 Jan 09 - Connecticut
1788 Feb 06 - Massachusetts
1788 Apr 28 - Maryland
1788 May 23 - South Carolina
1788 Jun 21 - New Hampshire
1788 Jun 25 - Virginia
1788 Jun 26 - New York
1789 Nov 21 - North Carolina
1790 May 29 - Rhode Island
1791 Mar 04 - Vermont
1792 Jun 01 - Kentucky
1796 Jun 01 - Tennessee
1803 Mar 01 - Ohio
1812 Apr 30 - Louisiana
1816 Dec 11 - Indiana
1817 Dec 10 - Mississippi
1818 Dec 03 - Illinois
1819 Dec 14 - Alabama
1820 Mar 15 - Maine
1821 Aug 10 - Missouri
1836 Jun 15 - Arkansas
1837 Jan 26 - Michigan
1845 Mar 03 - Florida
1845 Dec 29 - Texas
1846 Dec 28 - Iowa
1848 May 29 - Wisconsin
1850 Sep 09 - California
1858 May 11 - Minnesota
1859 Feb 14 - Oregon
1861 Jan 29 - Kansas
1863 Jun 20 - West Virginia
1864 Oct 31 - Nevada
1867 Mar 01 - Nebraska
1876 Aug 01 - Colorado
1889 Nov 02 - North Dakota
1889 Nov 02 - South Dakota
1889 Nov 11 - Montana
1889 Nov 11 - Washington
1890 Jul 03 - Idaho
1890 Jun 10 - Wyoming
1896 Jan 04 - Utah
1907 Nov 16 - Oklahoma
1912 Jan 06 - New Mexico
1912 Feb 14 - Arizona
1959 Jan 03 - Alaska
1959 Aug 21 - Hawaii
Selective USA History
America
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- Declaration of Independence
- Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
- Gen. MacArthur's Speeches
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