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Freestone County, Texas - Old Maps


Inaccuracies - Overview -
Many of the map makers were located in New York and Philadelphia and Great Britian.
Many never actually traveled to Texas to do their map, but relied on earlier maps they or competitors had created.

Inaccuracies - 1) Oakwood of Leon County is shown sometimes in Freestone County which is incorrect.
2) Troy is shown in the NE corner of the county which is wrong.
3) A town of Neeche is listed in many maps of the 1870s, but never existed or could be a misspelling of Keechi in Leon County.
4) Parkersville is shown in the eastern part of the county, but never existed.

Old Maps

Year Map Publisher/Owning Institution Importance
1777 Empty Space Thomas Kitchin
1787 Empty Space Thomas Bowen
1841 Empty Space John Arrowsmith
1844 Empty Space Colonel J. J. Albert
1846 Empty Space S. Augustus Mitchell
abt 1848 Elys Colony Standidge & Co.
1852 Freestone County Mitchell
1855 Anderson County (note Troy) Texas GLO
1855 Freestone County Texas GLO
1855 Freestone County J.H. Colton of New York
1855 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Cotton Gin, Troy, Avant)
J.H. Colton of New York
1855 Freestone County Daniel Burgess and Co.
1855 Freestone County (Fairfield, Pine Bluff) Colton (J.H.) and Company, New York, [1855]
1856 Freestone County unlisted
1856 Freestone County (Pine Bluff) Black, A. and C. of Edinburg, Scotland
1857 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Cotton Gin, Troy, Avant, Neeche)
J.H. Colton and Co. of New York
1858 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Cotton Gin, Troy, Pine Bluff, Bonner's Ferry, Keechi, Avant)
Jones, Roat and Company, Strand of Galveston, TX Pine Bluff to Troy transition
1858 Freestone County Texas GLO
1860 Freestone County
(Fairfield)
Mitchell
1860 Freestone County
(Fairfield)
Schönberg and Co. of New York
1860 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Butler, West Point, Troy, Cotton Gin, Avant)
Charles DeSilver of Philadelphia
1861 Freestone County
(Fairfield)
S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. of Philadelphia
1862 Freestone County
(Troy, Avant, Keechi, Cotton Gin)
Pressler
1862 Freestone County
(Troy, Avant, Neeche, Cotton Gin)
Johnson and Ward
1864 Freestone County
(Troy, Avant, Neeche, Cotton Gin)
Johnson and Ward of New York
1865 Freestone County
(Troy, Avant, Keechi, Cotton Gin)
Major G. L. Gillespie
1866 Freestone County
(Troy, Avant, Neeche, Cotton Gin)
Johnson and Ward of New York
1867 Freestone County
(Troy, Cotton Gin, Avant)
Colton
1872 Freestone County
(Troy, Tehnacano, Long Bottom, Moorhead, Blacks Store)
Colton/Pressler Avant to Blacks Store transition
1873 Freestone County
(Stonewall, Long Bottom, Troy, Cotton Gin, Blacks, Morehead, Butler)
G.W. and C.B. Colton of New York
1874 Freestone County Texas GLO
1876 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Wortham, Long Bottom, Oakwood, Moorehead, Blacks Store)
Rand, McNally, and Company of Chicago Long Bottom to Wortham transition
1876 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Avant, Butler, Troy, Parkersville)
Beers and Warner of Chicago
1877 Freestone County
(Wortham)
Gray
1880 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Wortham, Cotton Gin, Steward's Mill, Butler, Troy, Morehead, Blacks Store)
William P. Northrup and Company of New York
1881 Freestone County
(Stonewall, Long Bottom, Wortham, Troy, Cotton Gin,
Blacks, Morehead, Butler)
German map of Colton
1883 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Stewards Mill, Winkler, Cotton Gin,
Brewer, Butler, Mills, Luna)
Rand, McNally & Co.
1883 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Stewards Mill, Winkler, Cotton Gin,
Brewer, Butler, Mills, Luna)
H.H. Hardesty and Co.
1883 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Stewards Mill, Winkler, Cotton Gin,
Brewer, Butler, Mills, Luna)
O.W. Gray and Son
1885 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Stewards Mill, Winkler, Cotton Gin,
Brewer, Butler, Mills, Luna)
H. H. Hardesty
1885 Fairfield Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1888 Freestone County Texas GLO Land Ownership
1889 Freestone County Henry S. Stebbins and
Geo. F. Cram & Co.
1889 Freestone County Geo. F. Cram & Co.
1889 Freestone County unknown
1890 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Steward's Mill, Winkler, Young, Cotton Gin,
Butler, Mills, Luna)
Mast, Crowell and Kirkpatrick
1891 Freestone County Cram Atlas #1
1891 Freestone County Cram Atlas #2
1891 Fairfield 1 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1891 Fairfield 2 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1892 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Steward's Mill, Winkler, Troy, Cotton Gin,
Butler, Mills, Luna)
Mast, Crowell and Kirkpatrick
1892 Freestone County
(Fairfield, Wortham, Bonner, Cotton Gin, Steward's Mill, Young, Butler, Brewer, Mills, Dew, Luna)
Rand, McNally and Co.
1893 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Steward's Mill, Winkler, Troy, Cotton Gin,
Butler, Mills, Luna)
John F. Waite
1895 Freestone County
(Young, Wortham, Brewer, Bulter, Mills)
Rand, McNally & Co.
1896 Fairfield 1 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1896 Fairfield 2 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1900 Freestone County
(many)
Rand, McNally & Co.
1900 Freestone County (Fairfield) U.S. Geological Survey, Dept. of the Interior
1901 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Israel, Young, Stewards Mill, Harp, Fairfield, Butler,
Brewer, Mills, Luna, Beene, Lanely)
Rand McNally and Co.
1901 Fairfield 1 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1901 Fairfield 2 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1904 Freestone County
(Wortham, Bonner, Stewards Mill, Troy, Fairfield, Cotton Gin, Brewer,
Luna, Butler, Brewer, Mills, Luna, Beene, Lanely)
C.S. Hammond and Co.
1905 Freestone County
(Harp, Streetman, Coutchman, Wortham, Bonner, Yeldell, Kirvin, Shanks,
Israel, Simmsboro, Blunt, Fairfield, Driver, Pyburn, Cotton Gin,
Teague, Baty, Beene, Luna, Donie, Pin Oak, Lanely, Dew, Ivory,
Butler, Turlington, Young)
Rand McNally and Co.
1906 Freestone County
(Harp, Streetman, Coutchman, Wortham, Bonner, Yeldell, Kirvin,
Shanks, Israel, Simmsboro, Blunt, Fairfield, Driver, Pyburn,
Cotton Gin, Teague, Baty, Beene, Luna, Donie, Pin Oak, Lanely, Dew,
Ivory, Butler, Turlington, Young)
Rand McNally and Co.
1907 Fairfield 1 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1907 Fairfield 2 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1907 Fairfield 3 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1908 Freestone County
(Bonner, Young, Stewards Mill, Wortham, Fairfield, Butler, Brewer, Mills, Luna)
Crowell Publishing Co.
1908 Teague 1 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1908 Teague 2 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1908 Teague 3 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1908 Teague 4 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1908 Teague 5 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1909 Freestone County (Fairfield, Teague) Poole Bros. of Chicago
1911 Geologic Map of NE Texas
(Bonner, Steward's Mill, Blunt, Fairfield, Butler, Teague)
Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
1912 Iron Ore Deposits, Blast Furnaces, Lignite Mines and Oil Fields in East Texas
(Fairfield, Kirvin, Teague)
Bureau of Economic Geology and Technology
1912 Commercial Atlas
(Goetz, Streetman, Coutchman, Wortham, Bonner, Yeldell, Kirvin,
Shanks, Israel, Simmsboro, Blunt, Fairfield, Driver, Cotton Gin,
Teague, Baty, Beene, Donie, Pin Oak, Lanely, Dew, Ivory, Butler,
Turlington, Young)
Rand McNally and Co.
1912 Commercial Atlas
(Goetz, Streetman, Coutchman, Wortham, Bonner, Yeldell, Kirvin,
Shanks, Israel, Simmsboro, Blunt, Fairfield, Driver, Cotton Gin,
Teague, Baty, Beene, Donie, Pin Oak, Lanely, Dew, Ivory, Butler,
Turlington, Young)
Rand McNally and Co.
1913 Freestone County
(Coutchman, Bonner, Wortham, Cotton Gin, Teague, Mills, Luna, Dew, Fairfield)
The Century Company
1914 Geological Survey
(Wortham, Bonner, Teague, Stewards Mill, Blunt, Fairfield, Butler)
Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
1914 Artesian Reserviors
(Wortham, Bonner, Teague, Stewards Mill, Blunt, Fairfield, Butler)
Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
1914 Teague 1 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 2 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 3 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 4 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 5 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 6 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 7 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 8 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 9 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1914 Teague 10 Univ. of Texas at Arlington
1915 Mexia-Groesbeck Gas Field Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey land owners
1915 Mexia-Groesbeck Gas Field (north) Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey land owners
1915 Mexia-Groesbeck Gas Field (south) Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey land owners
1917 Freestone County
(Kirvin, Brewer)
The New Encyclopedic Atlas & Gazetteer of the World
1918 Freestone County (563 k) Texas GLO
1918 Soil map of Freestone County US Dept of Agriculture
1919 Mexia Quadrant
(Yeldell, Driver, Shanks, Simsboro, Teague, Brewer, Baty, Beene)
US Army Corp of Engineers
1921 Freestone County
(Goetz, Streetman, Coutchman, Wortham, Bonner, Yeldell, Kirvin,
Shanks, Israel, Simmsboro, Blunt, Fairfield, Driver, Cotton Gin,
Teague, Baty, Beene, Luna, Donie, Pin Oak, Lanely, Dew, Ivory,
Butler, Turlington, Young)
Rand McNally and Co.
1925 Wortham (top) L.B. Gamewell
1925 Wortham (bottom) L.B. Gamewell
1940 Freestone County (3 meg) Author: TX State Highway Dept.; Digital Location: Texas Archives
1961 Freestone County (3.5 meg) Author: TX State Highway Dept.; Digital Location: Texas Archives


Fire Insurance City Maps

Large Old Post Office Map
Title | Legend

Note - large so long downloads

Wortham (831 k) | Birdston (453 k) | Stewards Mill (505 k) | Goetz (419 k)

Teague (705 k) | Fairfield/Caney (507 k) | Turlington (487 k) | Young/Blunt (569 k)

| Dew/Post Oak (534 k) | Lanely (440 k) |

Donie (600 k) | Buffalo (461 k) | Plum Creek area (426 k) | Butler (619 k)

Modern Maps





Year Map Legend & Errors
1989 Mid & East Part of County Dept of Transportation