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Date: 1839 

Description: This map shows the portion of Wisconsin south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. Roads, forts, cities both existing and "planned" and counties are i...

Date: 1975 

Description: This map provides an index of outdated quadrangle maps for the state. Communities, counties, rivers, and lakes are labeled including Lake Michigan and Lake...

Date: 1836 

Description: An ink on paper, hand-drawn map of the survey of the (Township No. 8, Range No. 16 East of the 4 Meridian) Town of Ixonia, Jefferson County, Wisconsin incl...

Speculating on a Dream

Join cantankerous British geologist George Featherstonehaugh as he travels to Madison in 1837 and finds things not as he expected them to be.

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Index Map

Date: 1956 

Description: A map depicting the for systems of land description in Wisconsin, which include metes and bounds, U.S. System of Rectangular Surveys, Latitude and longitud...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This series of maps shows townships, ranges, sections, lakes, rivers, and roads. The maps cover areas between Township No. 26 and Township No. 42.

Date: 1958-07-14 

Description: This is a Tellurometer, a microwave surveying instrument. The operator is Don Reed, field man for Alster and Associates, Washington, D.C., which completed...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a crew surveying land, digging a ditch, and laying drain tile.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Original map made with watercolor and inkwash. Includes a legend of buildings, roads, natural features and other details of the lodge. Inset at bottom has...

Map or Atlas

Map of Pekatolica

Date: 1836 

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows a plat of a paper city (a city planned but never built). Some streets and the Pekatolica River are labele...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1876 

Description: Made from U.S. Surveys and from minutes furnished by Jos. S. Buck and Dr. C. Chase. Scale 20 CHs to an inch.

Historical Essay

Surveying 1830s Wisconsin

Learn about the creation of Wisconsin's first maps, with links to the surveyors' notebooks and diaries and the state's first township maps.

Date: 1969 

Description: A surveyor conducts work at the construction of the World Trade Center. He is at work before the building located at 210 Washington Street.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: This photocopy of a manuscript map shows sectional township grid, hydrography, and acreages as they appeared in 1836. The township lines surveyed by Mullet...

Map or Atlas

Village of Dunbarton

Date: 1882 

Description: Plat map of the village of Dunbarton, received by the Lafayette County Register's Office on September 22, 1892. Certification by the surveyor, Albert Pool,...

Date: 1932 

Description: Group portrait of a group of Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory workers. John Bordner is in the center of the top row. Stanta Bordner is beside him. Uppe...

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Description: Series 698, General Land Office Survey Plats, vol. 1.

Date: 1835 

Description: This map of Wisconsin Territory was compiled by public surveys in 1835; it is limited to modern-day southern Wisconsin. Included are two insets – one of th...

Date: 1950-03-16 

Description: Map of locations by block of dwellings rated as blighted as part of the Madison Housing Authority Survey of Substandard Housing.

Date: 1836-11 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper and is a plat of a paper city on the Wisconsin River, in what is now the Town of Dekorra. The map shows lot and block numb...

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