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    Historic map overlay

    I frequently look at old maps and try to figure out where the old home sites, etc are. Historicmapworks.com has a free overlay, so if you are looking at an old map on their site just tap the free overlay tab and it will overlay onto a current map of the same area. Really handy and from what I can tell pretty accurate. Good luck.
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    Thanks for posting this, great resource!
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    My go to site for researching old home sites. Goes back to 1876 in my area. All the finds in my singnature on my profile came about by using this site!
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    In my area, there was a mapmaker in the 1800s named George Ogle. His maps were absolutely spot on. When I overlay, his farmhouse/structure placement is 1/4 inch or less. And these are 1872 maps overlaid on current satellite maps. Then it's an easy step to check my plat book for current owner info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Mean View Post
    I frequently look at old maps and try to figure out where the old home sites, etc are. Historicmapworks.com has a free overlay, so if you are looking at an old map on their site just tap the free overlay tab and it will overlay onto a current map of the same area. Really handy and from what I can tell pretty accurate. Good luck.
    It is a decent site and certainly helpful and a good start. I do not know if the premium overlays are any different, but I noticed that when using the basic ones, they are off. One thing I look at right away are railroad tracks because they don't usually move, then I look at streets and where they are close, they certainly do not match up.
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    I’ve been looking at historical maps. I found a bunch of sites that are no longer on any map. I’ve also found historical maps 10 years apart where the older map shows a town site and the newer map does not. The best map I’ve found in my area was done by the Army. It’s given me some new ideas on where to look locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarsonChris View Post
    I’ve been looking at historical maps. I found a bunch of sites that are no longer on any map. I’ve also found historical maps 10 years apart where the older map shows a town site and the newer map does not. The best map I’ve found in my area was done by the Army. It’s given me some new ideas on where to look locally.
    Where are you finding the Army maps? Is there an online resource? Thanks.

 

 

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