Note that all maps on this page have been digitally retouched after scanning and therefore differ from the originals. The maps are for provided for educational / informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for navigation, surveying, etc.
Click here to view a list of the historical Hall County place names as shown on these maps. Note that due to errors by the map publishers the placement and spelling of locales may have been incorrect on the original maps and will appear as such in the list.
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Images were scanned from originals in the following collections:
Nebraska State Historical Society
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Library of Congress
Omaha Public Library
Guillaume de Lisle's Carte de la Louisiane (in French) - 1718 [The geographical area which encompasses Modern-day Nebraska
as part of Louisiane (an administrative district of New France,
prior to the creation
of the Louisiana Territory in 1805).
The Present-day Platte River is shown
on the map as "Riv. de Panis", translated as
"Pawnee River", and is
highlighted in red.]
Lewis and Clark's North America - 1804-1806 [The Platte River is labeled "River La Platte" and although islands are noted along the river no placenames accompany the islands.]
Melish's United States - 1823 [The geographical area which encompasses Nebraska
as part of the Missouri Territory (1812-1821).]
Barber and Willard's United States - 1835 [The geographical area which encompasses Nebraska
as part of unorganized territory (1821-1854).]
Fremont's Expedition To The Rocky Mountains - 1842 [The geographical area along the Platte River which would
later be known as "Grand Island" is labeled "Big Island".]
Fremont's Missouri to Oregon, Section II - 1846 [The geographical area along the Platte River previously labeled "Big Island" is now labeled "Grand Island". Included is also a description of the 52-mile long "Grand Island" and a recommendation for a fort to be built at the head of the island (Fort Kearny would later be built in 1848).]
Sage's Oregon, California, New Mexico, N.W. Texas and the Proposed Territory of Nebraska - 1846
[Nebraska Territory was created in 1854 and existed until March 1, 1867
when Nebraska became the 37th State of the United States.]
Bartholomew's Western States, including California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas and Indian Territory - 1847
Western Territories of the United States - 1847
Johnson's Nebraska and Kansas by Johnson and Browning - 1850
Cassel's Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri - 1852
Colton's Nebraska and Kansas - 1855
Colton's Nebraska and Kanzas - 1855
Warren's Reconnoissances in the Dacota Country - 1855
Mitchell's Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico and Indian Territories - 1856
Mendenhall's Sectional Map of Nebraska Territory - 1857
Rogers' Territory of Nebraska - 1857
Seibert's Map of the United States Between the
Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean - 1857 M78 1857 J38
The images provided on this site were scanned from printed maps published before 1923, Hall County is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or any other restrictions.
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