Ohio

OHIO OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
A road atlas issued by the Highway Department was issued in 1910. This atlas contains maps for each county in Ohio, and is entitled “Highway Maps of Ohio.”

The information for the 1912 through 1925 maps listed below was gathered from scans found on the Ohio DOT web site (Office of Technical Services). Viewing these scans required special software which is available from the site. The maps in this group all appear to be printed on one side only with no cover. The sizes listed are approximate.

Maps after 1982 are dated in several places, including the cover, map title, copyright, and publication dates. It is easiest to make sense of things using the publication dates, so these have been used for the map date on the list below, with alternative dates also listed. Publication dates in the fall of a given year are listed as the following year (i.e. 9/85 is listed as a 1986 map).

The 1996 map states that 2,000,000 transportation maps and 200,000 motorcycle maps were printed. The Motorcycle map features a color picture of a motorcyclist on the cover, and is entitled “The Official 1996 Ohio Motorcycle Map.”

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Last updated: 12/20/15 (meg)

Ohio Maps:
1912; dtd map title; no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 24 x 28
1914; dtd map title; no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 20 x 21
1915; dtd map title; no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 20 x 21
1917; dtd map title; no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 20 x 32
1918; dtd map title (Jun); no cvr, printed one side only, fabric back, hard cover; unfolded 32.75 x 42.75
1920; dtd map title (Jul); no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 26 x 27
1921; dtd map title (Sep); no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 26 x 34
1922; dtd map title (Apr); no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 27 x 31
1923; dtd map title (Jul); no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 21 x 24
1924; dtd map title (Aug); no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 22 x 22
1925; dtd map title (Aug 1); no cvr, printed one side only, fabric backed sections; unfolded 22 x 22
1926; dtd map title (Aug 1); no cvr, printed one side only; unfolded 22 x 32
1927; dtd cvr, map title (Jun 1); bw txt cvr with st seal; 4.5 x 8
1928; dtd cvr (Aug 1); bw txt cvr with st seal; 4.5 x 8.25
1929; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 3.75 x 8.25
      [2 known versions: {Jan}, {Aug 15}]
1930; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr without st seal; 3.75 x 8.25
1931; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 3.75 x 8.5
1932; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 3.75 x 8.5
1933; dtd cvr; bw dwg of hwy with US 50 shield, river, bridge, & tree; 3.75 x 8.5
1934; dtd cvr; blue & white dwg of motorcycle cop on hwy; 3.75 x 8.5
1935; dtd cvr; blue & yellow dwg of car on road in cloud-shaped outline; 3.75 x 6.25
1936; dtd cvr; blue & yellow dwg of car below mtns; 3.75 x 6.25
1937; dtd cvr; clr dwg of car on bridge; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Mar 10}, {Aug 1}]
1938; dtd cvr (Feb 15); clr dwg of Native American man & covered wagon in sky over 5 cars; 4.5 x 7.5
1939; dtd cvr; dark blue on yellow txt; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: { }, {Jun 1}]
1940; dtd cvr; dark blue on light blue txt; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Mar 1}, {Apr 1}]
1941; dtd cvr; blue and white text cvr; 4.5 x 7.5
1942; dtd cvr; clr photo of hwy bridge; 4.5 x 7.5
1943; no map issued per Ohio Department of Highways
1944; same as 1942 exc “Reprinted in 1944” over date
[1945]; same as 1942 exc sticker with Gov. Lausche covering date at bottom
1946; dtd cvr; clr photo of rd thru trees; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Gov. Lausche}, {Thomas Herbert, Gov. sticker}]
1947; dtd cvr; clr photo of rd & rest area; 4.5 x 7.5
1948; dtd cvr; clr photo of hwy overpass (US 40 & US 42 signs); 4.5 x 7.5
1949; dtd cvr; clr photo of roadside park with sign; 4.5 x 7.5
1950; dtd cvr; clr photo of rd crossing lake in st outline; 4.5 x 7.5
1951; dtd cvr; clr photo of bridge, “Ohio Highway Map” in yellow diamond sign; 4.5 x 7.5
1952; no map issued per Ohio Department of Highways
1953; dtd cvr; clr dwg of old map, coonskin hat, gun, etc; 4.5 x 7.5
1954; no map issued per Ohio Department of Highways
1955; dtd cvr; clr photo of rd past “Ohio Welcomes You” sign; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Gov. Lausche}, {Gov. O’Neill sticker on front}]
1957; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1955
1958-59; dtd cvr; clr aerial photo of fwy; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Gov. O’Neill}, {Gov. Di Salle sticker on front, “Second Edition” on bk cvr}]
1959-60; dtd cvr; clr photo of cars & trucks on divided hwy in city; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: { }, {“Second Edition” on bk cvr}]
1961 A; dtd cvr; clr dwg of st flag over clr photo of divided hwy; 4.5 x 7.5
1961 B; dtd cvr; clr aerial photo of cloverleaf interchange, “Second Edition” on front; 4.5 x 7.5
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo of fwy interchange (Gov. Di Salle); 4.5 x 7.5
      [4 known versions: {Gov. Di Salle}, {Gov. Di Salle & “Second Edition” on bk cvr},
      {Gov. Rhodes stamp on front}, {Gov. Rhodes & “Second Edition” on bk cvr]
1963; no map issued per Ohio Department of Highways
1964; dtd cprt; clr photo of hwy & street lights at dusk; 4.5 x 7.5
1965 A; dtd cprt; multicolored text “Travel Ohio For Fun” with clr dwgs; 9 x 7.5
1965 B; dtd cprt; multicolored text “See the Wonderful World of Ohio” with sm clr dwg; 4.25 x 9.25
1966; dtd cprt; otherwise same as 1965 B
1967; dtd cvr; multicolored text “Tour the Wonderful World of Ohio”; 4.5 x 7.5
1968; no map issued per Ohio Department of Highways
1969; dtd cvr; red/green text “Ohio Highway Map and Economic Digest”; 4.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Rhodes, Gov.}, {Gilligan, Gov. stamped on cvr}]
1970; no map issued per Ohio Department of Highways
1971 A; dtd cvr; 4 clr photos (plane, fwy, barge, train), blue bkgrd; 4.5 x 7.5
1971 B; same as 1969 exc Gov. Gilligan stamp on front cvr (term started Jan. 11, 1971)
1972; dtd cvr; same 4 photos as 1971 in new order, green bkgrd
1973; dtd cvr; 4 sm clr photos in front of lg clr photo of interchange; 4.5 x 7.5
1974; dtd cvr; 6 clr photos (bridge, plane, car, bus, city, ship); 4.5 x 7.5
1975 A; dtd cvr; same as 1974, exc sticker with date and Gov. Rhodes on front cvr
1975 B; dtd cvr; clr photo of long fwy bridge; 4.5 x 7.5
1976; dtd cvr; clr dwg of pioneer with gun; 9 x 7.5
1977; dtd cvr; clr photos in checkerboard pattern; 7.5 x 9
1978; dtd cvr; clr dwg “Barney Oldfield, the first man to race an automobile…” (ci); 4.75 x 7.5
1979; dtd cvr; clr photo of seagull; 4.75 x 7.5
1980; no map issued per Ohio DOT
1981; dtd cvr; clr dwg “A representation of Alexander Winton…” (ci) on green bkgrd; 4.75 x 7.5
1982; dtd cvr; blue bkgrd, otherwise same as 1981
1983; dtd pub date (8/83), cvr (1983-84); clr photo of inside of st cptl dome; 4.5 x 8.5
1984; dtd pub date (6/84); otherwise same as 1983
1985; dtd pub date (1/85), cvr (1985-86); 5 clr dwgs (pumpkin, sax player, etc.); 4.5 x 8.5
1986; dtd pub date; otherwise same as 1985
      [2 known versions: {pub date 9/85}, {pub date 6/86}]
1987; dtd pub date (7/87); 4 narrow clr dwgs; 3.75 x 7.5
1988; dtd pub date (6/88), otherwise same as 1987
1989; dtd pub date (7/89), heavier paper; otherwise same as 1987
1990; dtd pub date (12/89), cprt (1990); clr photo “Lorain Lighthouse”; 4.75 x 8.25
1991; dtd pub date (9/90); otherwise same as 1990
1992; dtd pub date (2/92), bk cvr (1992-93); clr photo of Columbus at night (no water in front); 4.5 x 9.75
1993; dtd pub date (7/93), bk cvr (1992-93); clr photo of Columbus at night (water in front); 4.5 x 9.75
1994; dtd pub date (12/93), bk cvr (1992-93); otherwise same as 1993
1995; dtd pub date (12/94), lgnd (1995); clr photo of old barge in canal – “Piqua Historical Area” (ci); 3.75 x 8.75
1996; dtd pub date (12/95), cvr (1996), lgnd (1996-97); clr photo of rd thru trees – “S.R. 674” (ci); 3.75 x 8.75
1997; dtd pub date (8/97), lgnd (1997-98); clr photo “Perry’s Monument, Put-in-Bay” (ci); 3.75 x 8.75
1999; dtd pub date (6/99), cvr (1999-2000); clr photo “Old Man’s Cave Waterfall” (ci), 3.75 x 8.75
2001; dtd pub date (5/01), cvr (2001-02); grid of 12 sm clr photos; 3.75 x 8.75
2003; dtd pub date (5/03), cvr (2003), lgnd (2003-04); Ohio Bicentennial logo on flag bkgrd; 3.75 x 7.5
2006; dtd pub date (5/06); otherwise same as 2003-04
2007; dtd pub date (3/07), cvr (2007-09); clr dwg of family in car waving to a bird; 3.75 x 7.5
2009; dtd pub date (4/09); otherwise same as 2007-09
2011; dtd pub date (??/??), lgnd (2011); Montage of 16 clr photos; 4 x 9
2013; dtd pub date (5/13); otherwise same as 2001

Ohio Tourism Maps:
1994; dtd map cprts on ads (map cprt 1993); clr dwgs of Ohio scenes; 4.75 x 9
1997; dtd map title; 5 clr dwgs of commercial attractions; 3.75 x 8.75

Ohio Division of Conservation Maps:
1938; dtd cvr; red and blue txt cvr; 4.5 x 8