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Local History Map Collection

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.

Historical Road Maps

Historical road maps for Kalamazoo city and county.

Topographic Maps

All topographic maps for Kalamazoo County, including some lake maps. Topographic maps for some other areas of Michigan are also available.

Plat Maps

Plat maps, both current and old, for Kalamazoo County. We own a complete set of current plat maps for other Michigan counties. (The 1861 Kalamazoo County map can be found online through the Library of Congress.)

Historic Michigan Atlases

Historic Michigan atlases on microfilm.

Sanborn Maps

Sanborn fire insurance maps for towns in Kalamazoo County. (Sanborn maps for Kalamazoo County can be found online through the Library of Congress.)

Subject Maps

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

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