The Granite State in Maps, 1756-2003

The state of New Hampshire began its existence as a British colony and part of Massachusetts on the North American continent. It eventually became part of the original 13 states of the union. This digital map collection not only illustrates the changes in New Hampshire's borders but how the state saw itself. Each map is a snapshot in time for the state.

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1756 New Hampshire map1850 New Hampshire map

Other New Hampshire Map Collections


To view a collection of maps of New Hampshire towns, see the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.
To view a collection of maps covering Hanover, New Hampshire, see the Hanover New Hampshire Maps.


Additional resources:

Cobb, D. A. (1981). New Hampshire maps to 1900: An annotated checklist. Hanover, N.H.: New Hampshire Historical Society.

Emlen, R. P. (1987). Shaker village views: Illustrated maps and landscape drawings by Shaker artists of the nineteenth century. Hanover: University Press of New England.

Meyers, F.C. & Stark, M.B. (1997). The making of the Carrigain map of New Hampshire, 1803-1816. Historical New Hampshire. Winter 1997, 52 (3/4): 78-95.

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