Historical Maps of Alabama

Officially achieving statehood in 1819 as the 22nd state, the first European settlement in the region was Old Mobile in 1702, in the colony of New France, serving as the capital of French Louisiana until 1712, when the capital was moved to the present day site of Mobile. Alabama seceded from the Union in January of 1861, recruiting 120,000 soldiers to serve the Confederacy. Alabama was readmitted to the Union in 1868.

Featured in this collection is an 1865 map of the Rebel Defense force in Mobile. Also featured in the collection are several panoramic maps drawn by cartographic artist Henry Wellge. The bird's-eye view of Huntsville, was drawn by cartographic artist and former Civil War sketch artist Albert Ruger in 1871.


Alabama & Georgia Railroads - 1839

Alabama - Railroads - 1865

Alabama - Railroads - 1866
Alabama Railroad Map 1878
Alabama - Railroads - 1878


Alabama - Railroads - 1888
Alabama Indian Lands 1896 Map
Alabama - Indian Lands - 1896


Anniston - 1887


Anniston - 1888

Anniston - 1903


Birmingham - 1885

Birmingham - 1904
 

Gadsden - 1887


the Gulf Coast - 1747


the Gulf Coast - 1856
 

Huntsville - 1871


Mobile, AL - Civil War - Rebel Defenses of Mobile - 1865


Montgomery - 1887



Selma - 1887


Tuskaloosa - 1887