The following is an announcement from the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project at the Newberry Library:
The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project proudly announces the online publication of our first three interactive state maps: California Historical Counties (IMS), Virginia Historical Counties (IMS), and West Virginia Historical Counties (IMS).
Now researchers can view and print information from the interactive maps at no charge through the project’s Web site. Go to www.newberry.org/ahcbp, then click on "View Historical State and County Maps" and select one of the three states.
Users can customize the maps by choosing a date of interest and adding or deleting various layers, such as modern county seats, county names, and boundaries. An array of powerful tools enables the user to zoom in and out and pan, and to query and manipulate the map in several different ways. Additional information can be viewed by clicking on the Chronologies or Supplemental Texts buttons.
At present, you should use Internet Explorer, as the interactive maps do not work well with some other browsers. Contact Project Editor, John Long, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on purchasing files that can be used with GIS.
The County Boundaries staff invites your comments and suggestions.
John H. Long, Editor.
Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor.
Emily Kelley, Research Associate.
Laura Rico, GIS/Graphics Specialist.
Peter Siczewicz, GIS Consultant.