County Map Collection 1900 thru 1959


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Map Title

Date

Description

Harris County Texas 1903
Harris County, Texas

1903

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.

Grace Springs Hot Wells Top
Grace Springs, Hot Wells (Top)

1909

Grace Springs.  The Hot Wells of Harris County Texas, a subdivision of the W. K. Hamblen Survey.  Situated on the H & TCRR 24 miles N. 54” W. from the City of Houston.  The Grace Springs Corporation.  P. F. Eller, Engineer and Surveyor.  Original Size 36 x 40 inches. 

The plat is in two sections, top and ­bottom.  During conservation the adhesive tape used during a former repair of the map was removed and the decision was made not to physically rejoin the two sections.  The original plat was located by the Kleb Woods Nature Center and donated to the Harris County Archives.

Grace Springs, Hot Wells Bottom
Grace Springs, Hot Wells (Bottom)

1909

Grace Springs.  The Hot Wells of Harris County Texas, a subdivision of the W. K. Hamblen Survey.  Situated on the H & TCRR 24 miles N. 54” W. from the City of Houston.  The Grace Springs Corporation.  P. F. Eller, Engineer and Surveyor.  Original Size 36 x 40 inches. 

The plat is in two sections, top and ­bottom.  During conservation the adhesive tape used during a former repair of the map was removed and the decision was made not to physically rejoin the two sections.  The original plat was located by the Kleb Woods Nature Center and donated to the Harris County Archives.

map of Harris County, pre 1911
Map of Harris Co. Texas

pre-1911

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.

Harris Highway Map 1915
Harris Highway Map

1915

Harris County, Texas.  Highway Map.  Original size is 14.5 x 19 inches. Scale, 1 inch = 4 miles.  Note:  This map reduced from printed reduction of 200 ft to 1-in scale map made from notes taken with compass and speedometer.  Reduced by J. M Walters 10-22-15.  Approved by County Engineer.

Map identifies paved roads, dirt roads, railroad, waterways, and communities.  There are discrepancies in some of the identifications of waterways.  For example, the West Fork of the San Jacinto River is not the boundary with Montgomery County today.

Harris and Waller County
Harris and Waller Co.

pre-1915

Map showing lands originally granted to The Houston & Texas Central Railway Co. in Harris and Waller Counties, Texas.  Original size 10 x 16 inches.  Scale:  1 inch is 3 miles.  Rand McNally & Co., Engravers, Chicago.

The map is from a collection of land records from A. E. Stimson, a surveyor in Harris County in the early 20th century.  The pencil notations are his.

Galveston Map 1917Galveston Map

1917

Galveston Co., by Gulf Production Company.  Engineering department, Houston, Texas.  Drawn from General Land Office Map of 1879.  Original size 57 x 40 inches.

Includes abstracts, railroads and bayous.

Soils map Harris County 1922
Soils Map Harris County
(composite created by 2 original maps)

1922

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 1928
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 1927
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 1937
Harris County Cemetery

1937

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.