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Buffalo and Western New York in Maps: Buffalo

This guide summarizes UB Libraries' local map holdings, and provides an extensive list of digitized maps for the region, as well as additional sources. Please note this consolidates two local map guides previously hosted on the UB Libraries' website.
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2024 11:25 AM

Selected List of Buffalo Maps Online

Buffalo City Government Maps

Buffalo Parks

Job plans courtesy of Olmstead Archives, Frederick Law Olmsted NHS, NPS:

Other notable maps showing Buffalo parks:

Pan American Exposition 1901 Maps

Pan-American Exposition ("Doing the Pan",
Latest Revised Map, engraved for the Pan-American Up to Date Time Saver, January 1901 (University of Maryland Digital Collections)
Plan of Fair Ground January 1901 (University of Maryland Digital Collections)
Pan-American Exposition of 1901 (16 maps) (University at Buffalo Digital Collections)
Pan-American Exposition Daily Program July 17, 1901 (New York Heritage Digital Collections, Charles Rand Penney Trail)
Pan American Exposition Overlay Maps 1901-2007 (George Thomas Apfel)

Orienteering Maps

Topographic maps used for people who use compass or GPS equipment to practice ground navigation. The following examples were produced for the Buffalo Orienteering Club:

line map with properties labeled

Juba Storrs. Plat of Buffalo Village as it is at this date April 1813 (1813). Image Source: Buffalo History Museum on New York Heritage Digital Collections

Bird's eye view of Buffalo city

Edward Howard Hutchinson. The City of Buffalo, N.Y. (1880). Image Source: Library of Congress.

Topographic map of Buffalo and Lake Erie

Henry Gannett and H.M. Wilson. Buffalo, NY (1894). Image Source: USGS Topoview.

colored historic map with streets, water and buildings

Peltz, C.E. Plan of the Pan-American Exposition (1901). Image Source: University at Buffalo Digital Collections

blue beige and green atlas map


Rand McNally and Company. Buffalo (1903). Image Source: David Rumsey Map Collection.

Census Maps

There are many print and digital sources for Census maps and data available. In addition to the below notable resources, be sure to visit the UB Libraries' Census Resources guide.

Additional Resources for Buffalo Maps

Additional Resources for Buffalo Maps

Many of the individual maps listed chronologically have been digitized by other libraries and institutions. Please visit the following websites to view their extensive collections: