PA State Archives Hours, Directions, & Fees Research Topics Finding Aids for Collections Land Records




Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives

Records of the Land Office
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In addition to its collection of warrantee township maps, the Pennsylvania State Archives holds connected drafts, worksheets for connected drafts, survey outlines, and various other maps that contain differing amounts of warrant, survey, and patent data. Most of the maps focus on a limited area of warrant tracts within a particular locality, unlike the warrantee township maps, which depict all tracts present within a particular township. The connected drafts have been arranged by the current county in which the tracts are located, and may be accessed by following the county links listed below. More counties and maps will be added in the future. Please continue to check back for updates.

PLEASE NOTE: Many of the maps include a paragraph explaining where the lands depicted were located when they were initally surveyed. Where possible, the present-day township(s) have been noted; however, the researcher must determine the exact location of the tracts. Generally municipal boundaries, watercourses, roads and other pertinent surface features are not shown, but they may appear on some of the maps. The Pennsylvania County Municipalities Map, the Pennsylvania Genealogical Map of the Counties, and the Pennsylvania Political Subdivisions Map may be of some assistance when trying to pin down exactly where these tracts lie in the present day. In addition, many of the maps which contain parcels near former (or current) county borders may include portions of land from the bordering county or counties that are not noted in the specific map titles. It is advisable to researchers to also search counties which border your county of interest for a particular tract.

Digital copies are available for all maps, and incur a $5.00 per map charge, plus a $10.00 per-order set-up fee. Each order may also be subject to use fees. Patrons will receive a locked PDF version of the file (no image manipulation or printing allowed) unless the use fees form has been completed, in which case either an unlocked PDF, JPEG, or TIFF file will be provided. To access the form, follow the preceeding “use fees” link.

For digital file delivery, electronic files under 10MB in size can be emailed directly to patrons free of charge. Files greater than 10MB in size may be either shipped on a compact disc (with a shipping/handling fee based on the total cost of the order included) or placed on a specified FTP site. All mail orders must be paid by check ONLY, with the check made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and sent to:

Pennsylvania State Archives
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090

Please call (717) 783-3281 with any questions or to place a map order.

Forestry Maps
Armstrong County
Bedford County
(also includes maps with portions of Cumberland, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties)
Berks County
Blair County
Bucks County
Butler County
Carbon County
Cambria County
Centre County
(also includes maps with portions of Blair, Clinton, and Huntingdon counties)
Chester County
Clearfield County
Clinton County
Cumberland County
Forest County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Huntingdon County
(also includes maps with portions of Blair, Cambria, and Clearfield counties)
(also includes maps with portions of Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties)
Lebanon County
Lehigh County
Luzerne County
Lycoming County
Mifflin County
Monroe County
Northampton County
Northumberland County
Snyder County
Somerset County
Union County
Wayne County
Westmoreland County
Wyoming County
York County

PA State Archives Hours, Directions, & Fees Research Topics Finding Aids for Collections Land Records