Historical Maps of Butte County

Journey back in time with 381 historical maps of Butte County, dating from 1886 to present day. Explore and discover the history of Butte County through detailed topographic maps, featuring cities, landmarks, and geographical changes. Dive deeper into each map with our interactive high-resolution viewer and extensive library data. Every map in our collection is also available for purchase as a framed or unframed museum-quality print for those interested interested in bringing a part of history into their home. Begin your historical adventure now!

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  1. 1886 Map of Lassen Peak
    1886 Map of Lassen Peak
    1886 Lassen Peak Map
    Butte County, CA
    1886 print
    1:250000 scale
  2. 1888 Map of Bidwell Bar, 1956 Print
    1888 Map of Bidwell Bar, 1956 Print
    1888 Bidwell Bar Map
    Butte County, CA
    1956 print
    1:125000 scale
  3. 1888 Map of Marysville
    1888 Map of Marysville
    1888 Marysville Map
    Butte County, CA
    1888 print
    1:125000 scale
  4. 1888 Map of Smartsville
    1888 Map of Smartsville
    1888 Smartsville Map
    Butte County, CA
    1888 print
    1:125000 scale
  5. 1891 Map of Bidwell Bar
    1891 Map of Bidwell Bar
    1891 Bidwell Bar Map
    Butte County, CA
    1891 print
    1:125000 scale
  6. 1891 Map of Chico
    1891 Map of Chico
    1891 Chico Map
    Chico, CA
    1891 print
    1:125000 scale
  7. 1891 Map of Marysville
    1891 Map of Marysville
    1891 Marysville Map
    Butte County, CA
    1891 print
    1:125000 scale
  8. 1891 Map of Smartsville
    1891 Map of Smartsville
    1891 Smartsville Map
    Butte County, CA
    1891 print
    1:125000 scale
  9. 1892 Map of Lassen Peak
    1892 Map of Lassen Peak
    1892 Lassen Peak Map
    Butte County, CA
    1892 print
    1:250000 scale
  10. 1892 Map of Smartsville
    1892 Map of Smartsville
    1892 Smartsville Map
    Butte County, CA
    1892 print
    1:125000 scale
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Frequently asked questions about Butte County historical maps

  • Can I purchase a physical print of a historical map of Butte County?

    Yes! Every map in our collection can be purchased as a museum-quality print that we meticulously lay out by hand to ensure the highest quality final product. We offer a variety of sizes and prints can be either framed or unframed. Explore purchase options by clicking the "Buy Print" button on any map page.

  • Why are historical maps of Butte County important for research and professional purposes?

    Historical maps of Butte County offer a unique perspective on an area's past, making them invaluable for environmental consultants, surveyors, legal professionals, geneologists, historians, and hobbyists alike. They are used in environmental site assessments, lot line research, and land dispute resolution.

  • What types of historical maps are available for Butte County?

    Our diverse collection includes detailed topographic maps from the United States Geological Survey's Historical Topographic Map Collection as well as from a variety of public and private collections we've sourced, each providing a unique glimpse into Butte County's past. We'll soon begin to offer historical aerial images as well.

  • What advanced features do you offer for professional use?

    We offer advanced features including 3D terrain visualization, georeferencing, customizeable base maps, multi-layering capabilities, and annotation tools. These features allow for in-depth analysis, customization, and report building utilizing our historical map collection.

  • How can I find a specific historical map of Butte County?

    Our platform has over 185,000 fully digitized and interactive maps, and 381 maps available specifically for Butte County. You can easily filter and search by address, place, date, scale, or landmark to find the specific map they need, or browse our collection by city, county, and state.

  • How can I contribute a historical map of Butte County that's not in your collection?

    We welcome contributions! If you have a map that isn't in our collection, reach out to us at hello@pastmaps.com. We can assist with digitizing individual maps or entire collections.

  • What is the oldest map of Butte County in your collection?

    The oldest map of Butte County in our collection is from 1886.

  • How can I download a map of Butte County?

    Every map in our collection can be freely downloaded as a high-resolution GeoTIFF or GeoPDF file. You can use this file with mapping software or print it out for personal use.