Maps

The maps below are divided into popular subjects. Many of these sources overlap several headings, however, so it may be helpful to search the entire list.

References in red are under construction.

CENSUS MAPS

CULTURAL MAPS

  • Oregon Historical Society has maps of Indian lands, languages, and reservations. It also has military maps.
  • The Willamette Valley: Migration and Settlement on the Oregon Frontier. 1978. Bowen, William, A. Seattle: University of Washington Press. Includes maps of every settlement household, arranged by ancestry (French, German, etc.); detailed information on where settlers moved from; maps of milk and beef cattle ranching locations; information the location of sawmills and gristmills, and much more.

DONATION LAND CLAIM MAPS

  • Land grant maps 
  • Land ownership maps – Oregon, 1851-1974 
  • Harlow Head, The Oregon Donation Land Claims and their Patterns, (publisher), 1971

FISH AND WILDLIFE MAPS

FORESTRY MAPS

GENERAL MAPS AND GIS

GEOLOGIC MAPS

HISTORIC AND CURRENT AERIAL MAPS

  • Aerial maps by Oregon county, 1909-1980 
  • Aerial maps by state and city, 1909-1980 
  • Birds’ eye views 

NATURAL DISASTER MAPS

NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTION MAPS

PRECIPITATION MAPS

RAILROAD MAPS

RIVER, WETLAND AND FLOOD MAPS

SANBORN MAPS

Sanborn maps were made by the Sanborn Mapping Company of New York for sale to fire insurance companies. The maps show, block by block, the buildings, their uses, and the structural materials used to build them. The maps begin in the 1920s and run until about 1960. They are available for Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Salem, Portland, and other Oregon cities.

SOCIAL INDICATORS AND CENSUS MAPS

SOIL MAPS

TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS

WATER RIGHTS MAPS

WETLAND MAPS


  Created by Jennifer Gilden
Last updated (all links checked) February 25, 2003.