Old Hidalgo County Maps at The Portal To Texas History

I was browsing through The Texas Portal to Texas History and I found the following two maps about Hidalgo County. You can download them but the quality is not that great, but if you check the View in High Quality link that I have included. Their quality is stunning. The first map also has excellent layout of the South Texas Land Grants in Hidalgo County, Texas. If you are currently researching land grants this maps is perfect. Tip: try doing an overlay in Google earth and it is interesting.

Hidalgo County

Date: 1880-04
Creator: Langermann, A. B.
Description: Map of Hidalgo County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office

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Hidalgo County

Date: 1863-05-20
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Hidalgo County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. Laguna Madre is marked in blue, as shown on map. The roads to San Patricio, Texas, and from Rio Grande City to Corpus Christi, Texas are marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).

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Sources:

First Map

Langermann, A. B.. Hidalgo County, Map, April 1880; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88649 : accessed November 16, 2011), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office, Austin , Texas.

Second Map

Hidalgo County, Map, May 20, 1863; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88650 : accessed November 16, 2011), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office, Austin , Texas.

The above maps and much more can be found at The Portal To Texas History.

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