Robertson County
Texas

 

 

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County Coordinator is Jane Keppler.

County Co-Coordinator is Jean Huot Smoorenburg


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Interactive Maps

Texas Department Of Transportation (TDOT) map is located at:

County Number 198, Base Sheet 1 (Entire County)
 

To navigate one of these maps, click on it.  It will enlarge.  Then, click on the area of the map you wish to see.  Another map of the selected area will appear.  You can enlarge the map by using the drop-down menu under "Resolution" to go to 6%, 12%, 25%, 50%, or 100% zoom.

Once enlarged, you should notice small black crosses enclosed in black rectangular boxes.  These identify cemeteries.  As the 50%-zoom map below illustrates, the New Baden & Mount Pleasant Cemeteries are clearly marked.  The Brown #2 Cemetery is the unmarked cross on the road towards the New Baden Cemetery.

 

Historic Maps

Many of the images below are from the David Rumsey Collection by Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com, which focuses on 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, children’s and manuscript maps.  The David Rumsey Collection contains a treasure trove of online maps of early Texas.  Maps of Robertson County -- including periods when Texas was a part of Mexico, when it was a Republic (1836 - 1845), and after it became a state (1845+) -- are displayed below.  Most of these maps were derived as follows.  After searching for "Texas" using the collection's search feature, each interactive map has been enlarged using the zoom feature to display Robertson County as it appeared on maps for the designated years.  Though mostly accurate, some inaccuracies do appear (e.g., an 1857 map shows the Houston & Texas Central Railroad passing through Wheelock on its north/south route; an 1847 map still shows Texas as a state within Mexico).

All images in the David Rumsey Collection are copyright 2002 by Cartography Associates. Images may not be reproduced or transmitted unless for personal use. For commercial use or republication.  These maps may take a while to load at low connection speeds.

GLO = Texas General Land Office Map Collection in Austin, TX
TSLAC = Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection in Austin, TX
C = Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History, Bryan, TX, also has a copy of this map

General Maps
 
Map Names Descriptions
Texas County Formation Maps Animated county formation maps from SouthEastern Genealogy Online
Texas County Census Maps 1840 - 1920 County census maps from SouthEastern Genealogy Online
Robertson's Original Colony & Present Day Counties Central Texas Area Museum Of History, Salado, Bell County, TX, 1969
GLO Map Upper surveys along the Brazos River in Robertson's Colony sold by the state of Coahuila and Texas, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels), C
GLO Map Lower surveys in Robertson's Colony along the Brazos River sold by the state of Coahuila and Texas, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels), C
GLO Map from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels)
1821 - 1836 Texas Land Grants & Political Divisions From the University of Texas at Austin Map Collection
1835, Texas by David H. Burr, Published By J. H. Colton & Co., New York, New York
1820 - 1836 Texas Map USGenWeb - Texas Digital Map Library
1836, New Map Of Texas with the contiguous American & Mexican states, by J. H. Young, published by S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1836, State Of Texas by Professor H. D. Rogers & A. Keith Johnston
1838, Texas by Thomas G. Bradford
1840, Nouvelle Carte du Mexique du Texas et d'une partie des stats limitrophes, by A. H. Brue, Paris, France
1840, Texas by Jeremy Greenleaf, compiled from the latest and best authorities
GLO Map #1949 1840 Field Notes of Boundaries of Robertson's Colony & Milam's Colony, Incomplete, 9x12, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels), C
1841, Map Of Texas by Goodrich & Bradford, from the World Atlas
GLO Map #3178 1841 Sketch of the Robertson League on the Brazos River showing a conflict with T. J. Chambers, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels)
1844 Texas Map USGenWeb - Texas Digital Map Library
1844, Map Of Texas compiled from surveys recorded in the land office of Texas and other official surveys, by John Arrowsmith, Soho Square, London, England
1844, Map Of Texas & The Countries Adjacent compiled by the Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineers from the best authorities for the State Department, by E. H. Emory, War Department
1845 TSLAC Map #0022 Map of the Mercer Colony in Texas, May 1st, 1845.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection.
1846, Map Of Texas from the most recent authorities, published by C. S. Williams, Philadelphia, PA
GLO Map #3032 1846 Robertson District, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels), C
1847, Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Mejico I. Distuenell, 102 Broadway, Nueva York
1849 TSLAC Map #6369 Robertson County, manuscript (hand-drawn map or tracing of map), no attribution, 29cm x 30cm, This image is hard to read; Map 7068 is almost identical.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection, C
1849 TSLAC Map #7068 Robertson County, 1849, manuscript (hand-drawn map or tracing of map), no attribution, 29cm x 36cm.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection,
1856, Texas published by J. H. Colton & Co, No. 172, William Street, New York, New York
1856, J. De Cordova's State Of Texas compiled from the records of the general land office of the state by Robert Greuzbaum, revised & corrected by Charles W. Pressler, J. H. Colton & Co., No. 172, William Street, New York, New York
1857, Texas of the United States showing the Galveston, Houston, & Henderson Railroad
1860, Johnson's Texas by J. J. Johnson & Browning
1861, Richardson's New Map Of The State Of Texas including part of Mexico, compiled from government surveys & other authentic documents, published by Charles De Silver, No. 714 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GLO Map #3997 Robertson County Map, George J. Thielepape, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels)
1874, Eastern Portion Of Texas by Asher & Adams, from the National Atlas
1875, Cram's Railroad & Township Map Of Texas published by George F. Cram, proprietor of Western Map Depot, 66 Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois
1882, Map Of Texas new enlarged scale, showing every railroad station & post office in the state, Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, Illinois
1882, Original New Baden Landowners Plat large fold-out map included in 1882 Deutsch Colony Of New Baden booklet by John George Meyer, New Baden, TX, The Center For American History Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
1887 Central States Map USGenWeb - Texas Digital Map Library; shows railroad routes through Robertson County
GLO Map #63003 1889 John W. Maxey Map of Robertson County, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels), (this map is also known as TSLAC Map #4724 & GLO Map #3996),
1891, County & Railroad Map Of Texas large scale, compiled from the latest and most accurate surveys, Rand McNally & Co., map publishers and engravers, Chicago, Illinois
1892 TSLAC Map #3156 Robertson County, 25cm x 24cm.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection,
1902, Texas by Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, Illinois
August 28, 1913 - February 1928 Fire Insurance Map Of Calvert Published by State Fire Insurance Commission, Austin, Texas, From The Holdings Of The Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection
1917 Texas Atlas From the University of Texas at Austin Map Collection
April 1922, Map Of Eastern Robertson County Property Owners Published By Love Abstract Company, Franklin, TX, From The Collections Of The U.S. Library Of Congress, Geography & Map Division, Washington, DC,
1926 TSLAC Map #6370 Divisions of Robertson County in 1926, manuscript (hand-drawn map or tracing of map), 30cm x 35cm.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection,
March 1927 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Of New Baden This map is displayed with permission of The Sanborn Company, Sanborn Library LLC. All Rights Reserved. Further reproductions prohibited without written permission from Sanborn Library, LLC. The map image was captured from an online database & copied in PDF format by Richard Warner, Library Associate, Maps, Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University.
GLO Map #64347
GLO Map #64348
GLO Map #64349
Houston and Brazos Valley Railway, Robertson County from Hearne to Mumford, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (images are unreadable online at all magnification levels)
1930 U.S. Census Map Map Produced By Love Abstract Company, Franklin, Texas, Census Enumeration Districts Are Drawn In Red
1930 TSLAC Map #6155 Division 17 Highway Map, 25cm x 34cm.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection, C
1934 TSLAC Map #1485p Paul Whitley's Sectional Map of Texas, 26cm x 38cm.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection, C
1936, Robertson County Highway Map Prepared By The Texas State Highway Department In Cooperation With
The U. S. Department Of Agriculture Bureau Of Public Roads
1938 TSLAC Map #6610 Traffic Map, Robertson County, 87cm x  119cm.  From the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection.
1941 Partial Easterly Dome 1
1941 Partial Easterly Dome 2
Landownership Map Of Easterly Dome, Love Abstract Co., Franklin, blueline.  From The Collections Of The U.S. Library Of Congress, Geography & Map Division, Washington, DC,
September 1943 - October 1951 Fire Insurance Map Of Calvert Published by Texas Fire Insurance Department, Engineering Division, Austin, Texas
From The Holdings Of The Texas State Library & Archives Commission Map Collection
GLO Map #73276 1945 Eltea Armstrong Map of Robertson County, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels)
GLO Map #9862 1966 Robertson County Rolled Sketch #1, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels)
GLO Map #9864 1976 Robertson County Rolled Sketch #5, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels)
GLO Map #7512 1983 Robertson County Rolled Sketch #6, from the Texas General Land Office Map Collection (image is unreadable online at all magnification levels)
2001, Robertson County Map Robertson County Appraisal District, 108 Morgan Street, Post Office Box 998, Franklin, Texas 77856, 979.828.5800
2001, Robertson County Map Hearne Chamber Of Commerce, 304 South Market Street, Hearne, Texas 77859
979.279.2351 phone, 
www.rtis.com/reg/hearne

 

 

 

 

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