DeSoto National Forest Chickasawhay Division, Mississippi, St. Stephens meridian. Call number:  MA/2002.0182 (b) MDAH

DeSoto National Forest Chickasawhay Division, Mississippi, St. Stephens meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0182 (b) MDAH

Find census data, surveys of the Natchez Trace and Mississippi River, and more in these interesting maps from the MDAH collection. Click the title to view the map and “link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.

U.S. Census, 1930. Call number: MA/2002.0097 (b) Link to the catalog. 

Mississippi minor civil divisions, 1930. Call number: MA/2002.0099 (b) Link to the catalog. (Shows counties, county seats, and county supervisor beats.)

Map of the state of Mississippi showing the educational institutions, industries, products, places of historic interest and highroads of travel and commerce, c.1936. Call number: MA/2002.0113 (b) Link to the catalog.

General Plan Natchez Trace Parkway, 1937. Call number: MA/2002.0115 (b) Link to the catalog.

Preliminary Natchez Trace Parkway Survey, 1940. Call number: MA/2002.0135 (b) Link to the catalog.

Big Sunflower, Little Sunflower, and Quiver rivers, and Deer Creek, Steele Bayou, and Bogue Phalia, Mississippi recommended improvements, 1944. Call number: MA/2002.0246 (b) Link to the catalog.

Map of Greater Cleveland, Mississippi, 1972. Call number: MA/2002.0251 (b) Link to the catalog.

DeSoto National Forest Chickasawhay Division, Mississippi, St. Stephens meridian, 1964. Call number: MA/2002.0182 (b) Link to the catalog. (pictured above)

Survey of the approaches to Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, captured by the U.S. Mississippi Squadron, January 11th 1863 showing the position of the gunboats during the attack, (1962). Call number: MA/92.0148 (c) Link to the catalog.

Western territories [1876]. Call number: MA/92.0151 (c) Link to the catalog.

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Maps Digitized

On July 12, 2013, in Maps, by Amanda
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"Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi." Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH

“Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi.” Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH

A large group of maps was recently digitized and linked to the MDAH online catalog. There are more maps to come in additional blog posts. Click the title to view the map or click “Link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.

Map of Adams County, (1890?). Call number: MA/2003.0005 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Grenada County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0024 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

George County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0027 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jefferson County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0051 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jones County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0053 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Hinds County white schools map, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0056 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

“Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi.” Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog (pictured above).

City of Clinton, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0075 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Map of Gulfport, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0090 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jackson, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0106 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jackson, Miss., 1910. Call number: MA/2003.0110 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

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Recently Digitized Maps Available Online

On July 18, 2012, in Maps, by Amanda
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Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0176(os) MDAH Collection

Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0176(os) MDAH Collection

These maps are now available to view online. Click the map title to view the map or view the catalog record via the links titled “Click here to view this map’s catalog record.”

Plot of Vicksburg and Natchez Districts for leasing abandoned plantations, 1864? Call Number: MA/94.0046 (b) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Northern Mississippi and Alabama, 1864. Call Number: MA/94.0052 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Bacon’s steel plate map of the American states, north & south showing the railways, forts, fortifications, 1863. Call Number: MA/94.0041 (b) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Clinton Cemetery, ca. 1900. Call Number: MA/2003.0074 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call Number: MA/2003.0176 (os) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record. (pictured above)

State of Mississippi, 1885. Call Number: MA/2002.0044 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Mississippi, 1898. Call Number: MA/2002.0050 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Half century Confederate memorial : map of the Confederate States of America, 1910. Call Number: MA/2002.0072 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

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More Maps Digitized!

On December 6, 2011, in Maps, by Amanda
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A map of the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia comprehending the Spanish provinces of east and west Florida as fixed by the Treaty of Peace between the United States and the Spanish dominions, ca. 1792. Call Number: MA/92.0022(a) MDAH Collection

A map of the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia comprehending the Spanish provinces of east and west Florida as fixed by the Treaty of Peace between the United States and the Spanish dominions, ca. 1792. Call Number: MA/92.0022(a) MDAH Collection

Take a look at these maps which were recently digitized! Click the title to view the map image or click “View the catalog record” to see that map’s catalog record.

Mississippi Herald, July 20, 1804. MDAH microfilm roll number 21941.

Mississippi Herald, July 20, 1804. MDAH microfilm roll number 21941.

Andrew Marschalk (1767-1838) was the editor and publisher of the Mississippi Herald, one of the first newspapers published in the Mississippi Territory. While in the U.S. Army, he was assigned to Natchez to print the laws of the territory and went on to become a newspaper publisher and public printer. Marschalk brought a small mahogany printing press from England to the United States in 1790 and then brought it to Mississippi in July 1802.1

Andrew Marschalk, Hall of Fame portrait. Accession Number: 1978.10 (Museum Division Collection)

Andrew Marschalk, Hall of Fame portrait. Accession Number: 1978.10 (Museum Division Collection)

In addition to printing, Marschalk served in the municipal government of Natchez and clashed with several others in the community, particularly George Poindexter who held various posts in the territorial government and went on to become governor. One encounter between the two was described in the Journal of Mississippi History:

Marschalk accused Poindexter of partisanship, indifference, and incompetence while in office. The feud reached its climax when Poindexter stormed into Marschalk’s little newspaper office at Washington on a March day in 1815 and gave him a severe beating with a walking cane. The next month Poindexter attacked again by suing Marschalk for “scandalous, malicious, libelous, unlawfully wicked” editorials. The outspoken journalist was found guilty and sentenced to “a fine of $896.66 or three months in prison until the fine be paid”…None [of the other city printers], however, mixed the job of city printing with politics in the fiery manner of the colorful Marschalk.2

The Mississippi Herald was one of several newspapers published by Marschalk, many of which are on file at MDAH. The portrait of Marschalk pictured above is exhibited with other portraits in the Mississippi Hall of Fame at the Old Capitol Museum.


1 Madel J. Morgan, “Notes and Documents: Andrew Marschalk’s Account of Mississippi’s First Press,” Journal of Mississippi History 8, no. 1 (1946): 146-48.

2 D. Clayton James, “Municipal Government in Territorial Natchez,” Journal of Mississippi History 27, no. 2 (1965): 153.

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