Historical Maps of Iowa
Journey back in time with 2,060 historical maps of Iowa, dating from 1887 to present day. Explore and discover the history of Iowa 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!
Iowa maps (2,060)
Top cities of Iowa
- Des Moines Historical Maps
- Davenport Historical Maps
- Cedar Rapids Historical Maps
- Iowa City Historical Maps
- Waterloo Historical Maps
- Sioux City Historical Maps
Top counties of Iowa
- Polk County Historical Maps
- Linn County Historical Maps
- Scott County Historical Maps
- Johnson County Historical Maps
- Black Hawk County Historical Maps
- Woodbury County Historical Maps
Frequently asked questions about Iowa historical maps
Can I purchase a physical print of a historical map of Iowa?
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 Iowa important for research and professional purposes?
Historical maps of Iowa 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 Iowa?
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 Iowa'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 Iowa?
Our platform has over 185,000 fully digitized and interactive maps, and 2,060 maps available specifically for Iowa. 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 Iowa 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We can assist with digitizing individual maps or entire collections.
What is the oldest map of Iowa in your collection?
The oldest map of Iowa in our collection is from 1887.
How can I download a map of Iowa?
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.