Historical Maps of Rhode Island

Journey back in time with 560 historical maps of Rhode Island, dating from 1885 to present day. Explore and discover the history of Rhode Island 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. 1885 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1885 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1885 Rhode Island
    Includes Newport County, RI, Massachusetts, and others
    Originally titled "Sakonnet 1885"
    Published 1885
  2. 1886 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1886 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1886 Rhode Island
    Originally titled "Blackstone 1886"
    Published 1886
  3. 1887 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1887 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1887 Rhode Island
    Originally titled "Franklin 1887"
    Published 1887
  4. 1887 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1887 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1887 Rhode Island
    Includes Providence, RI, Massachusetts, and others
    Originally titled "Providence 1887"
    Published 1887
  5. 1888 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1888 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1888 Rhode Island
    Originally titled "Fall River 1888"
    Published 1888
  6. 1888 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1888 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1888 Rhode Island
    Includes Newport County, RI, Massachusetts, and others
    Originally titled "Sakonnet 1888"
    Published 1888
  7. 1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Rhode Island
    Originally titled "Blackstone 1889"
    Published 1889
  8. 1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Rhode Island
    Includes Washington County, RI, and others
    Originally titled "Block Island 1889"
    Published 1889
  9. 1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Rhode Island
    Includes Providence County, RI, and others
    Originally titled "Burrillville 1889"
    Published 1889
  10. 1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Map of Rhode Island, United States
    1889 Rhode Island
    Originally titled "Charlestown 1889"
    Published 1889
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Frequently asked questions about Rhode Island historical maps

  • Can I purchase a physical print of a historical map of Rhode Island?

    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 Rhode Island important for research and professional purposes?

    Historical maps of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island?

    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 Rhode Island'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 Rhode Island?

    Our platform has over 185,000 fully digitized and interactive maps, and 560 maps available specifically for Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island in your collection?

    The oldest map of Rhode Island in our collection is from 1885.

  • How can I download a map of Rhode Island?

    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.