First, my genealogy research focuses on the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. I live in Kansas, in the small hometown of my husband. So, these are the states that I have experience in ordering and using county maps from the department of transportation.
~ County Maps by State
Do all states provide county maps for purchase? I don't know. But a quick Google search will answer that question for you.
|AL DOT screen capture [with arrow added by me]|
|From the Reno County Kansas Map|
Links to order county maps for these states:
Some states will have versions available for download and no cost. For the minimal cost to purchase I like being able to get the larger paper version that is easy to read and mark.
~ Another online resource is GNIS: U. S. Board on Geographic Names.
Click on Search Domestic Names
When searching for a cemetery I would suggest entering the county and state instead of the cemetery name and then selecting cemetery as the feature class. This will generate a list of all cemeteries included in the database for that county.
For cemeteries not listed in the GNIS database I have been told that you can submit verified data to be included in a future update.
~ And, if you are lucky, you may find a big book like this one:
This book is published by the Department of Geography from the University of Alabama. You don't have to buy the whole book and can instead purchase just the counties you want.
Other online Alabama Maps [free/downloadable] from the University of Alabama.
Do you know of a good online map resource that others would benefit knowing about? If so, please share it in the comments section.