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Some Early Maps of Mississippi


1768;   1798;   1813;   1817;   1823;   1838;   1866;   1909;  

1716   First Settlement  on the site of Natchez.
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi River 1755
 Part of a larger map, known as the John Mitchell map, covering the approximate east 60% of what is now the United States. The map was made “with the approbations and at the request of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and plantations and is chiefly composed from ... parts of His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations in America.” This Mississippi portion primarily shows principal streams and Indian tribal areas. Courtesy of F. Dean Williams.
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi River 1756
 French map in color showing portions of what is now Mississippi and surrounding states. From Library of Congress
1763   Area Ceded by  France to Great Britain
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi River 1765
 Mississippi portion of "Course of the Mississippi from Balise to Ft. Chartres Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the Year of 1765 from the Surveys of river made by the French. From Library of Congress.
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Louisiana-Mississippi Coast 1768
 Influrence Province of Louisiane, History of Congress, dated 26 Oct 1907 In French. Shows mouth of “Micissipy” and related streams. From Library of Congress.
1772   English Settlers  about this time establish first Schools in area of Natchez and Vicksburg.
1773   New England families move to Natches
 Some 400 Families from Suffield, Hartford Co., Conn. arrive at Natchez under direction of General Phineas LYMAN (called Military Adventurers) After Spanish subjugated the country in 1781,2 the colonists were obliged to take refuge in Sanvana, Georgia.
1785   Georgia Organizes 1785 disputed
 Territory in southern Mississippi as Bourbon County, sells it to 4 Land Companies in the so-called "Yazoo Fraud" 1795
  Mississippi 1798 Territory
Congress organized the Mississippi Territory on 7th April 1798, with Natchez as the Capital. It was bordered on the on the North by a intervene from the mouth of the Yahoo River; on the East by the Chottahinxher? River; on the South at 31deg parallel; on the West by the Mississippi River.
Mississippi 1798 Territory - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
Mississippi 1798 Territory - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
Mississippi 1798 Territory - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
Mississippi 1798 Territory - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
Mississippi 1798 Territory - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
 Map of the Mississippi Territory, 1813, by John Carey. Source: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, map L-59   Mississippi Territory 1798-1817  Established: 07 May 1798  Enlarged: 27 Mar 1804  Enlarged: 14 May 1812  Reduced: 15 Aug 1817 (Survey Error & Alabam Territory)  Alabama Statehood: 15 Aug 1817; Mississippi Statehood: 10 Dec 1817  Map of the Mississippi Territory. Map modeled after J.T. Adams, Atlas of American History, (1943)  Map of the Mississippi Territory, organized in 1798. Showing, Georgia Cession, ceded to U.S. 1802 Spanish East & West Florida  (Poor Quality!) Map of the Mississippi Territory, Congress organized in 1798, with Natchez as the Capital. Map from Alabama Dept. of Archives & Library.
 
1800   First Federal Census
 in the Mississippi Territory, all missing?
1802   Territorial Captiol
 moved to Washington, in Adams County.
1804   Country between
 Yazoo line of 1798 and Tennessee boundary added to Mississippi.
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi Territory - 1804
Drawn by Samuel Lewis. Engd. by D. Fairman. (Published by John Conrad & Co., Philadelphia. 1804) Engraved map, uncolored. Relief shown by hachures. Shows settlements, Indian tribes, rivers, etc. Prime meridians: Philadelphia and London.
 
1800   Second Federal Census
 in the Mississippi Teritory, all missing!
1812   Aera between
 Pearl and Perdidi Rivers south of the 31st paralle added to Mississippi Territory.
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Alabama & Mississippi Territory, May 1812
A new and elegant general atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time. Containing sixty-three maps, drawn by Arrowsmith and S. Lewis. Intended to accompany the new improved edition of Morse's Geography, but equally well calculated to be used with his Gazetteer, or any other geographical work. Boston: Published by Thomas & Andrews. Sold at their bookstore, no. 45, Newbury-Street, and by the principal booksellers in the United States. May, 1812. Engraved map, uncolored. Relief shown by hachures. Shows settlements, Indian tribes, rivers, etc.
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   The Southwest Territory, United States - 1813
Jackson's route 1813-1814
British route 1814
 
Mississippi Territory, 1814 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi Territory - 1814
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi Territory - 1816
From Original maps in the Mississippi, Department of Archives & History Jackson MS. 39205 Dated 1970; Published by Lucas, c1816; A relief map showing streams & rivers.
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi Territory (part of) May 1st, 1816
A Map of the State of Louisiana With Part Of The Mississippi Territory, from Actual Survey By Wm. Darby. Entered ... 8th day of April 1816, by William Darby. Saml. Harrison Sct. Philad. Philadelphia, Published May the 1st 1816, by John Melish.
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi Territory - 1816
A New and Elegant General Atlas Containing Maps of each of the United States. Baltimore. Printed and Published By Fielding Lucas Junr. and Philip H. Nicklin Philadelphia. Copyright Secured. G. Fairman. The issue with the state maps and without the complete European maps (for 31 maps total versus 54 for the larger issue). The date is estimated. All the maps are in full color, and were engraved by Henry Tanner. Covers are red leather with "American Atlas" and a decorative border stamped in gilt. Marbled lining. A relief map showing streams & rivers
 
1817   Mississippi admitted to the Union
 On 10 December 1817, as the 20th State. Capital, Jackson, Mississippi
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi State - Early Statehood Map 1822
From Original maps in the Mississippi, Department of Archives & History Jackson MS. 39205 Dated 1970; Published by Finley c1822; A relief map showing streams & rivers, lower Counties formed & Upper Indian Territory
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi State c1823
taken from
A Complete ...American Atlas of North America and South America, etc. to the year 1822
by H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Phildelphia, 1823
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi State c1823
Country drained by the Mississippi Western Section. Uncolored map showing the region from Arkansas, the Spanish Territory, and north to the Black Hills. Account of An Expedition From Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819 and 1820...Under the Command of Major Stephen H. Long. From the Notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and Other Gentlemen of the Exploring Party. Compiled by Edwin James ... In Two Volumes. - With An Atlas. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Chestnut St. 1823. (with) Account of An Expedition From Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819 and 1820 ... Maps and Plates. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey and I. Lea, Chesnut Street. 1822. Long's map of the great plains and the rivers draining east from the Rocky Mountains was the best depiction done at that time and was used by other map makers (see Carey and Lea atlas). Maps bound separately. Atlas vol is dated 1822, text vols 1823, all as originally issued (see Howes). Both text volumes bound in leather with "Long's First Expedition" and volume number in gilt on spines. Atlas volume rebound with quarter leather and cloth covered boards. Two large maps entitled: "Country drained by the Mississippi Eastern Section" and "...Western Section."
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi c1838
taken from
An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States
by T.G. Bradford, Weeks, Jordan & Co., Boston, 1838
(Microfilm from Library of Congress)
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi State - Growth of Counties Map 1842
From Original maps in the Mississippi, Department of Archives & History Jackson MS. 39205 Dated 1970; Published by Anon c1842; A map showing Counties & towns location.
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi State c1848
A New Universal Atlas; Comprising Separate Maps Of all the Principal Empires, Kingdoms & States Throughout the World: and forming a distinct Atlas Of The United States. Carefully Compiled from the best Authorities Extant by Jeremiah Greenleaf. a new edition revised and corrected to the present time. [1848].
Rare reissue of Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 1842 Greenleaf Universal Atlas. Many changes from the 1842 edition: Florida a State, Michigan entirely redrawn, Mexican War results on North American map, Mexico, Texas, Oregon changes to show 1846 boundary with Canada, Missionary stations listed on the Hemispheres, and many new railroads, counties, boundaries, etc. There are more changes between this edition and the 1842, than between the 1842 and Burr's 1836. Not in Karpinski, which is strange because Michigan is totally redrawn, not in Phillips or any other reference. There is also an 1849 edition (property of C.W.) that has similar maps except the Mexico map does not reflect the Mexican War boundary - probably he was running out of maps and this was at the bottom of the stack! Has the same Geography text in the rear, unchanged. The Wisconsin and Iowa map in this copy differs from an 1848 in Fitch Catalogue 48, #314, in having Mandan Dist. instead of Missouri Territory in the Fitch, making this copy probably later (the 1842 has Missouri Territory). Burr's name is no longer on the map of Illinois. Maps are in full color. Bound in half leather, floral patterned blue cloth covered boards with "The Universal Atlas" stamped in gold. Spine reads "Atlas". Marbled lining.
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   A New Map of Mississippi, 1852
with its Road, Distances, & Steamboat Routes

From Original maps in the Mississippi, Department of Archives & History Jackson MS. 39205 Dated 1970; Published by Thomas Cowperthwait c1852; also shows Counties & Towns location.
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   A New Map of Mississippi, 1858
 with its Road, Distances, & Steamboats Routes 1859

Counties tinted in color. Meridians Washington and Greenwich. Table of Steamboat Routes. A New Map of Mississippi with its Roads & Distances. Published By Charles Desilver, No. 714 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1856 by Charles Desilver in the Clerk's office if the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in eighty one sheets and forming a series of One Hundred And Forty Five Maps, Plans And Sections ... Baltimore, Cushings & Bailey, 262 Market Street. 1859. Entered ... 1856, by Charles Desilver ... Pennsylvania. (title page by) Barralet del. Humphreys, sc. J. Knight Sc.
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Louisiana, Mississippi & Arkansaw - 1866
taken from Mitchell's New General Atlas by S. Augustus Mitchell, Phildelphia, 1866
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi, Gray's Atlas, Reconstruction Period Map - 1873
From Original maps in the Mississippi, Department of Archives & History Jackson MS. 39205 Dated 1970; Published by Gray c1873; also shows Counties & Towns location.
 
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!   Mississippi c1909
taken from
Century of Population Growth
by Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C., G.P.O. 1909
The New Encyclopedic Atlas and Gazetter of the World
by P.F. Collier and Son, New York, IIIed, Rev. 1909
 

 MISSISSIPPI!
Jackson, MS. is the State Captal ~ Was MS. Territory in 1798; Became 20th State in 1817
     French and Spanish adventurers, less interested in establishing homes in the New World than in finding easy wealth to take home to their native lands, came to the Mississippi regions in the sixteenth century. Few evidences of their sojourn remain.
     The French established colonies on the Gulf Coast at Old Biloxi in 1699 and on the Mississippi River at Natchez in 1716. The province was ceded to Great Britain in 1763 and the British settlers who followed established permanent homes. Land grants in the vicinity of Natchez to retired English army and navy officers spurred a migration of Protestants, land-loving settlers who contrasted greatly with the remaining Roman Catholic settlers of the French period. When the Thirteen Colonies revolted in 1776, the Natchez District remained loyal to the Crown, and a number of Tories of the seaboard colonies, unwilling to participate in the forced resistance, moved their families to the district. Between 1779 and 1781 Spain asserted her authority and took over the government of the Natchez District.
     By 1798 pro-American sentiment had overthrown the rule of Spain and on April 7 of that year the Mississippi Territory was created by act of Congress. Natchez was the first territorial capital, having served also as a seat of government for the district during the British and Spanish regimes.
     The opening of the Mississippi River following the completion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the relinquishment of her claims to the western lands by the State of Georgia, brought about a land boom in the Mississippi Territory. Thousands of settlers came from the eastern and the northern states to claim the new lands. Petitions for statehood soon began and on 10 December 1817 the State of Mississippi was created, the eastern half of the territory having been sheared off to create the Alabama Territory. Another tremendous migration came in 1837, after the last of the Indian lands in Mississippi had been opened for settlement.
     By 1850 Mississippi's population was more or less stabilized and is little changed basically today. The white people of the state are mostly Anglo-Saxon who trace their ancestry to the British Isles. Exceptions to this rule may be found in the families of southern European extraction who were brought to Biloxi as laborers in the fishing industry, and small colonies of thrifty Germans and Italians in various localities. In addition, the Greek restaurateur is a fixture in almost every town of any size throughout the state and in the northwest section the Chinese grocer is an institution.
     Genealogical information about Mississippi may be gained from records in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History at Dept. of Archives and History, War Memorial Bldg., 120 No. State St., Jackson, MS 39201, which has early censuses and tax rolls, newspaper files, microfilm copies of the Federal Censuses of Mississippi, records of Mississippi's Confederate soldiers and an excellent pamphlet "Research in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History". Many helpful suggestions are given in foreign, territorial, state and federal archives. Wills, deeds and probate files are held by the Chancery Clerks of the various counties. Marriage records are kept by the Circuit Clerks. Records of births and deaths since 1912 are at Vital Records, Mississippi State Board of Health, P.O. Box 1700, Jackson, MS39205.
     The limited staff of the Department of Archives and History, Jackson, is happy to supply any information that is indexed or readily accessible but cannot undertake detailed research or microfilm census checking due to the time involved. They are glad to recommend persons outside of the Department who do this sort of work for a reasonable fee.

 RESEARCH IN MISSISSIPPI!
 Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH)
PO. Box 571 Jackson, MS 39205-0571
The MDAH is also the archives for Mississippi's newspapers.
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 Mississippi State Department of Health Vital Records Office
571 Stadium Street RO.Box 1700 Jackson, MS 39215
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Mississippi Department of Transportation, Map Sales Office PO. 1850
(MDOT Administration Building at 401 North West Street, Room 1067)
     In 1699, the French established Biloxi as the first permanent settlement in what has become today's Mississippi. France continued to control the area until the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 when it passed to Great Britain. In 1779, during the American Revolution, Spain took control of Biloxi and held that area until 1798, when the United States created the Mississippi territory from most of what is today's Alabama and Mississippi. Coastal Mississippi became part of the Mississippi Territory in 1812. Mississippi received statehood in 1817, the same year Alabama was created from the Mississippi Territory. Some counties were split in the process.
     The assembly of the Mississippi Territory in 1799 laid out the basis for local government in today's Alabama and Mississippi. Originally estates were handled by each coun- ty's orphans court but in Mississippi today they are found in a county's probate and chancery courts. Registration of births and deaths began for Mississippi in 1912. An index to death certificates, 1912-1942, and to the state's marriage records, 1802—1926, are widely available. The earliest federal census records for this state begin in 1820.
     Of special value as a Mississippi bibliography and as a guide to the extensive holdings of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is Anne S. Lipscomb and Kathleen S. Hutchison, Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994)


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