County Map Collection

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Harris County, Texas


Copyright by P. Whitty, Surveyor. Published by E. P. Knoll and Company, Philadelphia, PA. Original size 19 x 24 inches.
Includes abstracts (except those within the city limits of Houston) identified by name with numbers in the SW corner of the abstract, communities, railroads, roads, waterways. “J. H. Hayes / For Bargains in / Rice and Other Lands / also City Property. / Houston, Texas 610 Main St.” stamped in left corner.
Conserved 2008.

Map of Harris Co. Texas


Not dated. Rock Map Co., 1112 Preston Ave., Houston, Texas. Original size 21 x 16 inches.
Map of Harris County showing existent and proposed railroads, county and shell roads, communities and land abstracts. Distances from the courthouse in Houston are marked with 5 – 10 – 15 – 20 – 30 mile radius.
Note on the date. The Houston Galveston Interurban line is indicated as a proposed rail line on the map. It was in existence from 1911 – 1936.

Soils Map Harris County
(composite created by 2 original maps)


The U. S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Soils Field Operations in cooperation with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station created the map in two parts: West Harris County and East Harris County. Original size of each map 34 x 51 inches. Published by A. Hoen & Company Lithography, Baltimore, Maryland.
The base map in part is from the U. S. Geological Survey Sheets. In addition to information on soil composition in the county, the maps also include topographical information such as marshes, bayous, roads, railroads, cemeteries, schools, and communities.

Official Road Map of Harris County, Texas

January 1928

“Compiled under the joint supervision of the County Auditor and County Engineer from County Records. Approved by Commissioners Court.” Signatures of H. L. Washburn, County Auditor, A. J. Wise, County Engineer, Norman Atkinson, County Judge, and Commissioners R. H. Spencer, W. G. Sharman, C. D. Massey, and Ben Reinicke. Original Map size 28 x 22 inches (W x H).
Harris County maintained roads with their names and numbers, state highways, railroads, bayous, and communities are detailed on the map. Inserted are maps of the Lindale – Oakwood, White Oak – Ryan, and Silverdale Additions and Baytown, Crosby, Humble, Katy, Pasadena, Shady Acres, Tomball, and Webster communities. The map is from the Charles R. Brace Papers and the notations on the map are his.

Harris County School Districts - Road Map of Harris County, Texas

1927 - 1935

Created by the Office of the County Engineer 1927, copyright 1928 by Harris County. Imprints by C. K. Standish 1932 - 1935. Original size 42 x 32 inches.
"This map is the property of the Harris County School Board." School Board members listed. School Districts identified by name and number. Includes roads, railroads, bayous, communities, abstracts. Insert maps of Tomball, Crosby, Humble, Baytown, Webster, Pasadena, and Katy; Lindale, White Oak, Oakwood, Ryan, Silverdale and Shady Acres Additions.

Harris County Cemetery


Drawn by Hugo W. H. Zapp, County Engineer. Original size 36 x 28.5 inches.
Plat of the Harris County Cemetery located on Oates Road in East Harris County. Includes blocks A, B, C, D, E, and F. Information on the burials is handwritten for each grave site. The later burials include dates. Logs for the burials are available through the Harris County Archives.