Maps

A number of maps can be accessed including land warrant maps, property surveys, geological survey maps, game commission maps, and much more. There are more maps available than are listed on this site.

Map Inventory

County & City Oversize Rolled Maps

Early Bradford County

Geological Survey Maps

Pennsylvania Oversize Rolled Maps

Property & Private Surveys

United States Oversize Rolled Maps

Warrantee Maps

Below are a number of maps that we have made available online.

1786 Map - The Susquehanna Company was a land company organized in the colony of Connecticut in 1753 for the purpose of settling the area along the upper Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. In 1774 the entire area of Pennsylvania claimed by the Susquehanna Company became one town and was named Westmoreland. Two years later the Connecticut Assembly granted Westmoreland as a Connecticut County. In 1776 there were approximately two dozen households in present Bradford County as evidenced by an assessment list of the Upper River District, Westmoreland County. Townships were formed by the company along the Susquehanna River, namely Ulster, Standing Stone early in 1774, Springfield October 22, 1777, Claverack June 4, 1778, and Athens May 9, 1786.

1789 Map - A map of Luzerne County from which Bradford County was formed including Tyoga Point (now Athens), Ellicott's Road, the Susquehanna River, and Tyoga (now Chemung) River.

1791 Map - A map of Luzerne County from which Bradford County was formed including Tyoga Point (now Athens), Tawandee (Towanda) Creek, Wyalusing Creek, Ellicott's Road, the Susquehanna River, and Tyoga (now Chemung) River.

1794 Map - A map of Luzerne County from which Bradford County was formed including Tyoga Point, Sugar Creek, Wyalusing Creek, and the Susquehanna River.

1796 Map - Complex litigation evolved between Connecticut and Pennsylvania for land rights in about one third of Pennsylvania. After Connecticut lost its jurisdiction for land in Pennsylvania and discontinued the Westmoreland County probate, tax, and land records, a faction of the Susquehanna Company still vowed for control of a portion of their original claim. Colonel John Franklin mounted the effort to continue to populate the region with Connecticut settlers and by 1787 moved the Susquehanna Company records from Connecticut to Pennsylvania. Within a few years he moved the records from Wilkes Barre to present Athens, Bradford County and opened a land office in 1795 and established townships, some of whose names remain today. By 1796 nearly all of Bradford County was held by both Susquehanna Company rights and Pennsylvania warrants in defiant opposition of each other. The attached map is of the Susquehanna Company townships

1812 Map - The area that became Bradford County in 1812 had been settled prior to the Revolutionary War. The County was formed from Luzerne and Lycoming Counties and contained ten townships in 1812 when the county was created.

1878 Map - A map of Bradford County from David Craft's History of Bradford County.

1891 Map - A map of Bradford County from H.C. Bradsby's History of Bradford County.

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