Why Use A Map?
Many government records of genealogical value in the United States are kept by county governments, knowing which county an ancestor lived in, and which counties are nearby, is an important part of U.S. genealogical research. Among the county records of importance are:
These may be actual records, licenses, or bonds, with the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage (or license or bond), and often the names of the parents, minister (or Justice of the Peace), and witnesses.
Wills and other papers relating to the deceased. These will usually show the names of family members and give their relationships to the departed.
Land and Property Records
Deeds and other records of the transfer or lease of property, with the names of the seller and buyer, a description of the property, the price of the transaction, and the date.
These can range from civil to criminal cases, as well as county business, granting business licenses, and other activities.
Although not compiled by county governments, the federal censuses (taken every ten years beginning in 1790) were organized by counties [and territories]. Beginning in 1850, federal censuses showed every member of the family with his or her age and birthplace.
State and Territorial Maps
State Map - current day counties
State Map - pre-statehood areas
1817-1860 Indian Territory
1884 Indian Territory
1890 Oklahoma - Indian Territory Map
Political Divisions of Choctaw Nation 1890
1899 Oklahoma - Indian Territory Map
1900 Oklahoma - Indian Territory Map
Changes in Indian Territory
1915 County Maps
Railroad Maps from 1915
USGS Maps from 1972
Choctaw Nation Political Sub-Divisions
1900 Choctaw Nation Historic Maps
1902 Choctaw Nation
County Maps within Choctaw Nation
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