Virginia

VIRGINIA OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
According to the Virginia DOT, the first Dept. of Highways map was produced in 1926, although a tourist map was issued in 1922.

Many Virginia maps are known to exist with overprints. Examples of this are “Garden Club of Virginia” and “Civil Air Patrol” overprints. The known years for these overprints are:

Garden Club of Virginia: 1937, 1951, 1959, 1962 A, 1963 A, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980.
Civil Air Patrol: 1979, 1982-83, 1991.

The Civil War Centennial Maps of 1961 through 1964 contain the same highway map as the regular editions on one side. The reverse contains a Civil War Centennial Map rather than tourist photos.

In recent years, a smaller map titled “A Map of Scenic Roads in Virginia” has been issued by the Virginia DOT. These are not considered official state highway maps and are listed separately below.

Sponsor(s): Matt Alberts, Baird Jones, Noel Levy

Last updated: 2/13/16 (meg)

Virginia Maps:
1922; reported by PC
1924; reported by PC (dtd lgnd)
1926; dtd map; no cvr; 4.5 x 7.5 (?) (may not be original folds)
1928; dtd lgnd; bw txt cvr with st seal; 4.75 x 8
1929; dtd lgnd; bw txt cvr with st seal; 4.75 x 8
      [2 known versions: {Jun}, {Aug} and 1 reported version: {Jul}]
1930 A; dtd lgnd (cprt Mar, rev Sep); otherwise same as 1929
1931 A; reported by PC (dtd lgnd (Mar); otherwise same as 1929)
1931 B; dtd cvr; bw & red txt cvr with st seal (new design); 4.75 x 8
      [4 known versions: {Jun}, {Jul}, {Sep}, {Oct}]
1932; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1931 B
      [5 known versions: {Feb}, {Apr}, {May}, {Jul}, {Oct} and 1 reported version {Aug}]
1933; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1931 B
      [7 known versions: {Feb}, {May}, {Jun}, {Jul}, {Oct}, {Nov}, {Dec}]
1934; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1931 B
      [5 known versions: {Feb}, {May}, {Jul}, {Aug}, {Oct}]
1935; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1931 B
      [6 known versions: {Jan & lgnd Oct 1934}, {Apr & lgnd Oct 1934}, {Jun & lgnd Oct 1934},
      {Jul & lgnd Jul 1935}, {Aug & lgnd Jul 1935}, {Nov & lgnd Jul 1935}]
1936 A; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1931 B
      [5 known versions: {Feb & lgnd Jul 1935}, {Mar & lgnd Jul 1935}, {Apr & lgnd Jul 1935},
      {May & lgnd Jul 1935}, {Jun & lgnd Jul 1935}]
1936 B; dtd cvr; black & red txt with st seal in middle of cvr; 4.75 x 8
      [3 known versions: {Jul & lgnd Jul 1936}, {Aug & lgnd Jul 1936}, {Sep & lgnd Jul 1936}]
1937; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1936 B
      [8 known versions: {Jan & lgnd Jul 1936}, {Mar & lgnd Jul 1936}, {Apr & lgnd Jul 1936},
      {May & lgnd Jul 1936}, {Jul & lgnd Jul 1937}, {Aug & lgnd Jul 1937}, {Sep & lgnd Jul 1937},
      {Oct & lgnd Jul 1937} and 1 reported version: {Jun}]
1938; dtd cvr; lgnd (Jul 1937); otherwise same as 1936 B
      [4 known versions: {Jan}, {Mar}, {Apr}, {Jun}]
1938-39; dtd cvr, lgnd (Jul 1938); bw dwg of sign “Maximum Speed Limits”; 4.75 x 8
      [2 known versions: { }, {3 names and 1 city overprinted in red on bk cvr}]
1939; reported by PC
1940 A; dtd cvr, lgnd (Oct 1939); otherwise same as 1938-39
1940 B; dtd cvr, lgnd (Jul); bw txt cvr with st seal 1607-1940; 4.75 x 8
1941; dtd cvr, lgnd (Jan); bw txt cvr with st seal 1607-1941; 4.75 x 8
1941-42 ; dtd cvr, lgnd (Jul 1941); bw txt cvr with st seal 1607; 4.75 x 8
      [2 known versions: {Gov. Price on bk cvr}, {Gov. Darden on bk cvr}]
1942; reported by Virginia DOT
1944; dtd back cvr; green tint bw photo of hwy & trees; 4 x 7.5
1946; dtd bk cvr; otherwise same as 1944
1947; dtd lgnd; bw photo of straight divided hwy from center; 4 x 7.5
1948; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1947
1949; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1947
1950 A; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1947
1950 B; dtd lgnd; bw photo of divided hwy from side; 4 x 7.5
1951; dtd lgnd; clrzd photo of curving divided hwy from side; 4 x 7.5
1952; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1951
1953; dtd cvr; clrzd photo of straight divided hwy from center; 4 x 7.5
1954; dtd cvr; clrzd photo of long bridge over water; 4 x 7.75
1955; dtd cvr; 2 clr photos – “Huguenot Bridge” & “Humpback Bridge”; 4 x 7.5
1956; dtd cvr; clr photo “Jamestown Church Tower”; 4 x 7.5
1957; dtd cvr; clr photo “Statue of John Smith – Jamestown”; 4 x 7.5
1958; dtd cvr; clr photo “Entrance to Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel”; 4 x 7.5
1959; dtd cvr; clr aerial photo “Interchange on Emporia By-Pass”; 4 x 7.5
1961 A; dtd cvr; clr photo “Lee Monument – Richmond”; 3.75 x 8.5
1961 B; dtd lgnd; clr photo of “The Centennial Center”; 3.75 X 8.5 (Civil War Centennial Map)
1962 A; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1961 A, with “Battlefield of the Civil War” logo added
1962 B; dtd cvr; clr photo “The Centennial Center Richmond, Virginia”; 3.75 x 8.5 (Civil War Centennial Map)
1963 A; dtd cvr; clr photo of white car passing “Welcome to Virginia” sign; 3.75 x 8.5
1963 B; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1962 B (Civil War Centennial Map)
1964 A; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1963 A
1964 B; dtd cvr; similar to 1962 B, but different view of the Centennial Center (Civil War Centennial Map)
1965; dtd cvr; clr photo of red station wagon passing “Welcome to Virginia” sign; 3.75 x 8.5
1966; dtd cvr; clr photo of divided hwy through forest from center; 3.75 x 8.5
1967; dtd cvr; clr photo of divided hwy bridge; 3.75 x 8.5
1968; dtd cvr; clr photo “Crabtree Falls – Nelson County”; 3.75 x 8.5
1969; dtd cvr; clr photo “Award Winning Highway, Interstate Route 64…” 3.75 x 8.5
1970; dtd cvr; 2 clr photos “Fredericksburg Information Station” & “Interstate Route 64…”; 3.75 x 8.5
1971; dtd cvr; clr photo “Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel…”; 3.75 x 8.5
1972; dtd cvr; clr photo “State Capitol, Richmond…”; 3.75 x 8.5
1973; dtd cvr; clr photo “Interstate Route 64”; 3.75 x 8.5
1974; dtd cvr; clr photo “Big Walker Mountain Tunnel…”; 3.75 x 8.5
1975; dtd cvr; clr photo “The Houdon Statue of Washington…”; 4.5 x 9.25
1976; dtd cvr; clr painting “(Detail) …’Storming of Redoubt No. 10, Yorktown’…”; 4.5 x 9.25
1977; dtd cvr; clr photo “St. John’s Church, Richmond”; 4.5 x 9.25
1978; dtd cvr; clr photo “Mabry Mill”; 4.5 x 9.25
      [3 known versions: {“ Blue Ridge Parkway, Patrick County” on back },
      {“Blue Ridge Parkway, Patrick County” stamped out },
      {“Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd County” on back }]
1979; dtd cvr; clr photo “Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, Fairfax County”; 4.5 x 9.25
1980; dtd cvr; clr photo of couple at beach (“Norfolk”); 4.5 x 9.25
1981; dtd cvr; clr photo of flag and cannons (Yorktown Battlefield”); 4.5 x 9.25
1982-83; dtd cvr; clr photo “Stratford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County”; 4.5 x 9.25
      [2 known versions: {Hooper & Robinson on Hwy. Comm.}, {Humphreys & Quicke on Hwy. Comm.}]
1984-85 A; dtd cvr; clr photo “Monticello, Charlottesville”; 4.5 x 9.25
1984-85 B; dtd cvr; clr photo “The Blue Ridge Parkway”; 4.5 x 9.25
1986-87; dtd cvr; clr photo “The Voyage of the Godspeed”; 4.5 x 9.25
      [2 known versions: {cprt (1986) & flowering tree on bk cvr},
      {cprt (1987) & Hwy. Helpline on bk cvr}]
1988; dtd cvr; clr painting of James Madison & text of Constitution; 4.5 x 9.25
1989; dtd cvr; clr photo of quill pen and clr photo of sunrise; 4.5 x 9.25
1990; dtd cvr; clr photo “McLean House * where the nation reunited”; 4.5 x 9.25
1991; dtd cvr; same as 1990, exc “McLean House: where the Civil War ended”
1992-93; dtd cvr; clr photo of bikers in mtns; 4.5 x 9.25
      [2 known versions: {has recycle arrow logo on bk cvr}, {no recycle arrow logo on bk cvr}]
1994-95; dtd cvr; clr photo “Historic lighthouse on Assateague Island…”; 4.5 x 9.25
      [2 known versions: {“1994 marks…” logo at bottom of back cvr}, {no “1994 marks…” logo}]
1996-97; dtd cvr; clr photo “Grayson Highalnds State Park, Grayson County”; 4.5 x 9.25
      [3 known versions: {date on cvr dk blue}, {date on cvr white/diff. font},
      {date on cvr dk blue & blue banner on bottom of cvr}]
1998-99; dtd cvr; clr painting/photo “George Washington and his Mount Vernon home…”; 4.5 x 9.5
      [2 known versions: {cprt (1998)}, {cprt (1999)}]
2000-01; dtd cvr; clr photo of harbor skyline with fireworks; 4.5 x 9.5
      [1 known version: {cprt (2000)} and 1 assumed version: {cprt (2001)}]
2002-04; dtd cvr; clr photo “Grayson Highlands State Park…”; 4.5 x 9.5
      [2 known versions: {cprt (2002)}, {cprt (2003)}]
2004-06; dtd cvr; clr photo “Eastern Shore sunset on the Chesapeake Bay”; 4.5 x 9.5
      [2 known versions: {cprt (2004)}, {cprt (2005)}]
2006-08; dtd cvr; cprt (2006); clr photo “Jamestown Settlement’s Susan Constant…”; 4.5 x 9.5
2008-10; dtd cvr; cprt (2008); clr photo “Ravens Roost Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway…”; 4.5 x 9.5
2010-12; dtd cvr; cprt (2010); clr photo “…Crabtree Falls…”; 4.5 x 9.5
2012-14; dtd cvr; clr photo family walking on beach; 4.5 x 9.5

Virginia Scenic Roads Maps:
1994; dtd cprt bk cvr; clr photo of curving road in autumn; 4 x 9
1998; dtd cprt bk cvr; otherwise same as 1994
2003; dtd cprt bk cvr; clr photo “Marby Mill, Floyd County”; 4 x 9
2007; dtd cprt bk cvr; clr photo “Virginia Byway Route 42 in Augusta County”; 4 x 9
2009; dtd cprt bk cvr; otherwise same as 2007