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Maps

We've assembled the following list of maps that are applicable to the Contemporary Texas.

Missouri-Kansas-Texas System

Missouri-Kansas-Texas System

"Railroad Map from Iowa through Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma to Texas including stops in many cities along the OKT route."

Texas rail system map

Texas rail system map

"Railroad Map of Texas, including Angelina & Neches River Railroad Co.; Burlington Northern, Inc.; Belton Railroad Co.; Fort Worth & Denver Railway Co., etc."

Status of freeway and expressway system: Houston-Galveston Region, January 1, 1991

Status of freeway and expressway system: Houston-Galveston Region, January 1, 1991

"Map shows existing major roads and highways for the Houston and Galveston, Texas areas. Roads projected for construction are in color."

1980 [Arlington, Texas] land use plan

1980 [Arlington, Texas] land use plan

"Map shows late twentieth century land use, existing and proposed school locations, major roads, and population density in Arlington, Texas."

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson's great military map of Texas : showing significant conflicts and events between 1685 and 1916

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson's great military map of Texas : showing significant conflicts and events between 1685 and 1916

"Map shows locations of Texas historical events and battles, military posts, cities, and notable physical features. Includes illustrations, text, and key to historic event locations."

Texas urbanization & population density

Texas urbanization & population density

"Map shows Texas population distribution based on 1973 U.S. Bureau of the Census data."

Flood Insurance Rate Map: City of Dallas, Texas, Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Panel 175 of 235

Flood Insurance Rate Map: City of Dallas, Texas, Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Panel 175 of 235

"Map issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for use in administering the National Flood Insurance Program, printed in panels to show precise areas."

Dinosaur Valley State Park: Trails Map

Dinosaur Valley State Park: Trails Map

"Map of Dinosaur Valley State Park near Glen Rose, Texas It shows the park's trails with markings for campsites, parking, and other amenities, as well as specific points of interest with GPS coordinates."

Water Recycles The Complete Story

Water Recycles The Complete Story

"Image map representing components of the cycle of water."

Texas Official Travel Map

Texas Official Travel Map

"Map of Texas showing major roads, cities, and bodies of water. The back of the map has detailed views of the streets of major cities."

Vegetation Types of Texas

Vegetation Types of Texas

"Map of Texas showing the vegetation types within the state and county lines. There is a color coordinated legend that shows the location in relation within the state."

More Resources

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  • website Results for Contemporary Texas in The Portal to Texas History

    Digital copies of primary sources and other documents from our about this time period contributed to The Portal to Texas History by institutional partners from across the State.