Maps

Local resident using maps in the Local History Room.

Local resident using maps in the Local History Room.
Photo: Kristin Beadle

The Local History Room owns many different kinds of maps. Atlases can be found in the catalog. Sheet maps can be located using a card file in the Local History Room.

Local History Map Collection

Historical Road Maps

Historical road maps for Kalamazoo city and county (current road maps for other Michigan cities and counties are housed in the Reference Department).

Topographic Maps

All topographic maps for Kalamazoo County, including some lake maps (topographic maps for the rest of Michigan are housed in the Reference Department).

Plat Maps

Plat maps, both current and old, for Kalamazoo County. We own a complete set of current Rockford maps for other Michigan counties.

Historic Michigan Atlases

Historic Michigan atlases on microfilm

Sanborn Maps

Sanborn fire insurance maps for towns in Kalamazoo County.

Subject Maps

A variety of subject maps for both Kalamazoo County and Michigan.