Publications

Special List 29: List of Selected Maps of States and Territories

Special List No. 29

Iowa


To order a map, you need the following information:
  • Indicate the map is from Special List 29
  • Name of State
  • Entry Number
  • The date (if any) of the record
  • The file designation

275. Sketch [map] of the Public Surveys in Iowa Territory. [n.d.]

     1 inch to 18 miles. 12 x 9.5. Published. Status of public

land surveys. Includes explanation of colors and symbols used on

map. Filed as RG 46: 26th Cong., 1st sess., 38.

276. Sketch [map] of the Public Surveys in Iowa Territory. [n.d.]

     1 inch to 18 miles. 12 x 9.5. Published. Status of public

land surveys. Explanation of colors and symbols used on map. This

map with additional annotation is in RG 49: Old Map File, Iowa,

2. Filed as RG 46: 26th Cong., 2d sess., 21.

277. Iowa [Territory] and Wisconsin. Chiefly from the Map of J.

     N. Nicollet. Entered according to Act of Congress in the

     year 1844, by Sidney E. Morse and Samuel Breese in the

     Clerks Office of the Southern District of New York.

     1 inch to ca. 50 miles. 14 x 18. Published. Indian trails,

Indian villages, counties, towns, and physical features. Iowa

Territory includes present State of Minnesota and parts of North

and South Dakota. "Cession treaty July 15, 1830," is written in

pencil in Sac and Fox area in Iowa Territory, but boundary lines

of cession are not shown clearly. Filed as Ref. Coll.: Iowa,

1844.

278. (B) [Sketch of] Public Surveys in Iowa 1850. [Issued by the

     Surveyor General's Office, Dubuque, Nov. 1, 1850.]

     1 inch to 18 miles. 19 x 24. Published. Status of public

land surveys. Filed as RG 49: Special Published, Iowa 2.

279. A Township Map of The State of Iowa Compiled from the United

     States Surveys and personal reconnaissance showing the

     Streams, Roads, Towns, County Seats, Works of Internal

     Improvement, &c.&c. J. F. Abrahams, Publisher, Burlington,

     Iowa, And By R. L. Barnes, Philadelphia . . . 1851. Friend &

     Aub, Lith., Phila.

     1 inch to ca. 20 miles. 20 x 32.5. Published. Counties (in

color), towns, military posts, townships, railroads, roads,

canals, and dams. Tables list population by county and of the

principal cities for 1850. Part of northern Iowa is missing on

map. Filed as RG 77: Q 27.

280. (No. 2.) Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa. [Issued by

     Surveyor General's Office, Dubuque, Oct. 21, 1853.]

     1 inch to 18 miles. 19 x 23. Published. Status of public

land surveys. Also available in RG 49: Old Map File, 6, with

annotation. Filed as RG 49: Special Published, Iowa 4.

281. (No. 2) Sketch [map] of the Public Surveys in Iowa. [Issued

     by Surveyor General's Office, Dubuque, Oct. 21, 1854.]

     1 inch to 18 miles. 19 x 23. Published. Shows status of

public land surveys. Filed as RG 49: Special Published, Iowa, 5.

282. (No. 2.) Sketch [map] of the Public Surveys in Iowa . . . 

     Surveyor General's Office, Dubuque, October 21st, 1855.

     1 inch to 18 miles, 19 x 22. Annotated published.  Shows

status of public land surveys. Also a third copy, which is not

annotated. Filed as RG 49: Old Map File, Iowa 9 & 10.

283. (No. 2) Sketch [map] of the Public Surveys in Iowa. [Issued

     by Surveyor General's Office, Dubuque, Oct. 13, 1856.]

     1 inch to 18 miles. 19.5 x 21. Published. Shows status of

public land surveys. Filed as RG 46: S. Ex. Doc. 5, 34th Cong.,

3d sess., 5.

284. A Sectional Map of Iowa, Compiled from the official Surveys

     of the United States and the Public Records of the State &

     Counties and from Personal Reconnaissance [sic]. By Henn,

     Williams & Co. of Fairfield, Iowa. 1857. Published by Keen &

     Lee, Chicago, Illinois. . . . Engraved by Theodore Leonhardt

     from the direction of J. L. Hazzard.

     1 inch to 6 miles. 4 sections, each 26.5 x 33.5. Annotated

published. Counties (in color), towns, roads, railroad lines,

public land surveys, and drainage features. Annotated to show

additional drainage features. Filed as RG 77: M 331-26.

285. Henn, Williams & Co's. Sectional Map of the State of Iowa,

     Compiled from the Official Surveys of the United States and

     the Public Records of the State and Counties & from Personal

     Reconnaissance by Henn, Williams & Co., Fairfield, Iowa.

     Published by W. B. Keen., Chicago, Ill. 1858. . . . Engraved

     & printed by Ferd. Mayer & Co., New York.

     1 inch to ca. 25 miles. 28.5 x 39. Published. Counties (in

color), towns, U.S. land offices, railroads, roads, and township

and section lines. Filed in Ref. Coll.: Iowa, 1858.

286. (No. 2.) Sketch [map] of the Public Surveys in Iowa and

     Dakota. [Issued by Surveyor General's Office, Dubuque, Oct.

     10, 1860.]

     1 inch to 18 miles. 20 x 22.5. Annotated published.  Shows

status of public land surveys. Only a very small area in the

present State of South Dakota is shown. Filed as RG 49: Old Map

File, Iowa, 12.

287. Diagram of the Public Surveys in Iowa. [Issued by the

     General Land Office on Oct. 2, 1866.]

     1 inch to ca. 20 miles. 18 x 20. Published. County

boundaries and mineral regions are shown in color. Also shows

public surveys, county names, locations of land offices, land-

grant railroads and their limits, towns, military posts, and

drainage. Pieces of map are missing. Filed as RG 49: Special

Published, Iowa 6.

288. [Map of the] State of Iowa. . . . 1878. Compiled from the

     official Records of the General Land Office.

     1 inch to 12 miles. 34 x 27. Published. County names and

boundaries, towns, principal railroad stations, public land

surveys, and railroad lines. Filed as RG 49: Standard Published,

Iowa, 1878.

289. [Map of the] State of Iowa. . . . 1885. Compiled from the

     official Records of the General Land Office.

     1 inch to 12 miles. 26.5 x 23.5. Published. County

boundaries in color. Also shows county names, public land

surveys, towns, principal railroad stations, railroad lines,

railroad land-grant limits, and physical features. Filed as RG

49: Standard Published, Iowa, 1885.

290. Railroad and Sectional Map of Iowa. Published by Warner &

     Foote . . . Minneapolis, Minna. 1885.

     1 inch to 15 miles. 16.5 x 25.5. Railroads, counties, towns,

and township and section lines. Note in pencil in lower right

margin states, "filed-July 27/85." Filed as RG 77: Q 531.

291. [Post route map of the State of Iowa showing post offices

     with the intermediate distances on mail routes in operation

     Sept. 1907.]

     1 inch to 6 miles. 2 sections, each 41.5 x 29. Annotated

manuscript. Mail service, counties, towns, railroads, and

physical features. Annotated to show additional post offices and

post routes. Southeastern part of the State is incomplete. Map

has no key. Date appears on reverse. Filed as RG 28: State Maps,

Iowa, 1907.

292. [Map of the] State of Iowa. Compiled from the official

     Records of the General Land Office . . . 1917. . . .

     Compiled and Drawn by Daniel O'Hare . . . Traced and

     Lettered by George A. Daddy.

     1 inch to 12 miles. 23 x 34.5. Published. County boundaries

in color. Also shows names of counties, public land surveys,

towns and cities, military reservations, railroad lines, and

physical features. Also a black and white base map for this date.

23 x 35. Filed as RG 49: Standard Published, Iowa, 1917.

293. [Map of Iowa issued by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1917.]

     1 inch to ca. 16 miles. 24 x 17. Published. County names and

boundaries, towns and cities, township and range numbers, steam

and electric railroad lines, and drainage features. Filed as RG

57: Published State Maps, Iowa, 1917.

294. Post Route Map of the State of Iowa showing post offices

     with the intermediate distances on mail routes in operation

     on the 1st of January, 1917.

     1 inch to 7 miles. 35 x 51.5. Published. Frequency and types

of mail service, discontinued post offices, counties, towns,

railroads, physical features, and parts of adjoining States.

Filed as RG 28: State Maps, Iowa, 1917.

See also entries 247 in Illinois 

and 851 in Wisconsin.

Please note: This web version may differ from other versions.
Publications >

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

.