Search for an address or use the tool to view a list of all historic historic maps for that location. After a location is selected, the is the input location and is the center of each historic map.
Maps By Year
About the Historic Map Viewer
About this App
This application allows users to view historic maps from Huntsville's map archives. We currently have over 1100 maps available for viewing and will continue to add more as they are digitized.
Search for an address or use the tool to place a point on the map. Then click the button to view a list of all historic maps for that location. is the input location and is the center of each historic map.
1. Temporal Coverage
This application displays maps of Huntsville going all the way back to 1837 and has at least one map from every decade beginning in 1860s.
2. Spatial Coverage
Many of these map datasets only cover small portions of the county. For example 1837 only covers "downtown" Huntsville. Other datasets (like USGS Quad Sheets) cover the entire metropolitan area. While Huntsville is the focus of this application it also displays maps of Athens, New Market, New Hope, Gurley and Madison.
3. Map Scales
Only large scale maps are available in this application. Small scale maps have been made available via the City of Huntsville's Data Depot application.
If you have suggestions for improving this webpage or know the location of additional historic maps for the Huntsville area please let us know!
Just send an email to Nick Haney, he loves to talk about historic maps.