EARLY TENNESSEE COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS MAPS
Charles A. Reeves, Jr.
- Perhaps obvious, but I call these
property owners maps because they list the names and locations of
property owners in the county. They are a valuable resource for
those doing genealogical research.
- Most of these maps are at the Library of Congress (LoC), and
may be downloaded and freely used, although I’d recommend always
listing them as the source and indicating any revisions made to their
images if used in any kind of publication. It is also possible to order
copies of maps they have not yet
scanned, for a charge based on the size of the document/map. That's how
many of these maps made it to their web site. I believe the first was
the Knox County map, a copy of which I first saw hanging in the Knox
County Archives. They are usually fairly
answer questions posted through the “Ask a Librarian” link on their
The home page of The Library of Congress Maps.
- Maps at the Tennessee State Library and Archives may be downloaded
and used, but you may need to complete a form indicating what you plan
to use them for. And they require you to always list them as the
source and any revisions made to their images if used in any kind of publication. It is also
possible to order copies of maps they have not yet scanned, for a
relatively small charge, but you will have to complete the form.
The home page of the Tennessee Virtual Archive (TEVA) maps.
- The maps are typically very large, e.g., 42” high by 52” wide for the Knox map.
Bedford County, D. G Beers, 1878
Davidson County, W. F. Foster, 1871
Knox County, Vance, Coffee & Pill, 1895 - A complete index of this map is available, originally created by the East Tennessee Historical Society.
Gibson County, D.G. Beers, 1877
Giles County, D. G. Beers, 1878 - The link is a catalog listing, not an image. They report the TSLA has a copy, and I have contacted them about obtaining a digital image of it.
Haywood County, D. G. Beers, 1878
Madison County, D.G. Beers, 1877
Marshall County, Rand McNally, 1899
Maury County, D.G. Beers, 1878
Montgomery County, D.G. Beers, 1877
Rutherford County, D.G. Beers, 1878
Shelby County, M.T. Williamson, 1888
Sumner County, D.G. Beers, 1878
Williamson County, D.G. Beers, 1878
This page last updated 17 February 2016.