We have a large selection of historic maps for the area

Maps compressed for web


The Society's map collection includes 300+ documents ranging from the mid-1800's to the late 1990's.  One will find geological surveys; plat maps of Jackson County's towns and townships as well as plat maps of neighboring counties' towns and townships; plat maps of Jackson County cemeteries; general highway maps; Mississippi River navigation charts; railroad map; surveys; Shawnee National Forest maps; topographic maps; Kinkaid Lake survey documents; and Greater Egypt Regional Planning & Development Commission documents.


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Murphysboro, IL 62966
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