Everyone loves maps!  There are lots of sources of Wichita and Sedgwick County maps, both online and on paper.

In Wichita, you can find map collections at MHGS, the Wichita Public Library and WSU.  If a map hasn’t been digitized, it’s time for a field trip to the library!

MHGS has our maps cataloged in our main library catalog.  You can see a list here.

The Wichita Public Library also has their maps listed in their catalog. You can see a list here.

Wichita State University Special Collections has an extensive historical map collection.  Some are digitized and online; more are not.  Both kinds are indexed here.

The Kansas Historical Society has an extensive map collection, but not very many have been digitized yet.  View a description of their holdings here.

There are digitized maps all over the web.  Here’s a sampling…

The Kansas Department of Transportation offers both current and historical official state and county maps online.

The University of Kansas has the Sanborn Insurance Maps for 1884 – 1914 Sedgwick County here. (If you don’t know the Sanborn Maps, they show an enormous amount of detail about the buildings and layout of a city.)

The University of Texas Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection includes several historical Kansas maps online.

The Department of Geography at the University of Alabama also has digitized historic Kansas maps online.

The Library of Congress website has Kansas maps online.

The David Ramsey site is a marvelous source of digitized maps.  There isn’t much specifically for Wichita or Sedgwick County, but you should check it out anyway.  There is a lovely map of 1882 Wichita.