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Plainfield Library Map Collection

A Comprehensive Inventory Organized By Date

The map collection at the Plainfield Public Library includes 98 State maps beginning in 1874. There are 40 Plainfield maps. These include 19 flat maps and 21 framed wall maps. We also have Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps that exist in hard copy and microfilm from 1886 to 1956. The finding aid below is organized to give descriptive information about each map including title, date, topographer, geologist, and subject. Please contact the Local History Department for information on the access and use of these items.

 
Year
Title
Publisher/Printer/
Corp Author
Topographer
Geologist
Subject
Notes
1
"about 1750"
East Jersey (reproduction map) 
NJ
Map No. II
2
"1778", 2nd ed.
Province of New Jersey (reproduction map)
NJ
reproduction with attached notes
3
"1778-79"
Middlebrook Encampment 1778-79 (reproduction map)
NJ
penciled notes
4
"1853"
Map of Howell Works, Monmouth County
Monmouth County
reproduction, with papers on the Deserted Village of Allaire
5
"1862"
Map of Plainfield (reproduction map) 
Whitlock's, New Haven CT
Ernest L. Moyer, City Surveyor of Elizabeth
Plainfield
6
1864
Geological Survey of New Jersey Ringwood Iron Mines
George H. Cook, State Geologist
Sussex County
7
1867
Geological Survey of New Jersey Zinc Mines of Sussex Mines
George H. Cook, State Geologist
NJ
8
1867
Geological Survey of New Jersey Oxford Furnace Iron Ore Veins Warren County
George H. Cook, State Geologist
Warren County
9
c.1867
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey [Geological Survey of Section of NJ including Plainfield]
NJ
10
1868
Geological Survey of New Jersey Iron Mines in Morris County
George H. Cook, State Geologist
Morris County
in 2 pieces
11
1868
Geological Survey of New Jersey Azoic and Paleozoic Formations: Iron-Ore and Limestone Districts
George H. Cook, State Geologist
NJ
12
1868?
[Geological Section of NJ/NY]
NJ
damaged
13
1869
Map of a Section of Plainfield to Sell Building Lots
R. Graves
promotional information on reverse
14
1872
City of Plainfield [page removed from atlas]
Plainfield Building Zone Map
Plainfield
Beers 1872 handwritten; identifies churches and cemeteries
15
1874
Bird's Eye View of Plainfield
O.H. Bailey
Plainfield
pieces missing
16
"1874"
Bird's Eye View of Plainfield (reproduction map)
O.H. Bailey
Plainfield
17
"1874"
Bird's Eye View of Plainfield (reproduction map)
O.H. Bailey
Plainfield
18
1880
Geological Survey of New Jersey Progress Map of the State if New Jersey
George H. Cook, State Geologist
NJ
19
1882
Geological Survey of New Jersey Geological Map of New Jersey
George H. Cook, State Geologist
NJ
20
"1882"
Plainfield Map (reproduction map)
Plainfield
in 4 sheets; identifies property owners
21
1888
New Jersey Geologic Survey
NJ
22
1888
Geological Survey of New Jersey New Jersey Relief Map
George H. Cook, State Geologist
NJ
23
1888
Geological Survey of New Jersey The State of New Jersey
C.C. Vermeule
George H. Cook, State Geologist
NJ
24
1880
Topographical Map of New Jersey
C.C. Vermeule
NJ
17 large mounted sheets; Plainfield included in Valley of the Passaic sheet, 1888
25
1890
Plainfield 1890 and North Plainfield
H.H. Baker
Plainfield
laminated
26
1890
Geological Survey of New Jersey Principal Iron Mines
NJ
27
1890
Geological Survey of New Jersey Watersheds
C.C. Vermeule
NJ
28
1891
Geological Survey of New Jersey
C.C. Vermeule
NJ
29
1892
Geological Survey of New Jersey Portions of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties
William Bullock
Clark
NJ
30
1892
Geological Survey of New Jersey Map of New Jersey [Watersheds]
C.C. Vermeule
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
31
1893
Geological Survey of New Jersey Intra-Morainic Extra-Morainic Glacial Drift
C.C. Vermeule
Rollin D. Salisbury
NJ
32
1893
Geological Survey of New Jersey Extinct Lake Passaic
C.C. Vermeule
Rollin D. Salisbury
Lake Passaic
33
1896
Geological Survey of New Jersey Relief Map of New Jersey
C.C. Vermeule
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
in 3 sheets, handwritten 32,33,34
34
1900
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Forests of Northern New Jersey North West Sheet
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
35
1900
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Forest Area and Its Relation to the Principal Watersheds
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
36
c.1900
Plainfield Wards 2 and 3
comp. By Jacob L. Bauer, County Engineer
Plainfield
data furnished by Fidelity Trust Co.
37
c.1900
Plainfield Wards 3 and 4
comp. By Jacob L. Bauer, County Engineer
Plainfield
data furnished by Fidelity Trust Co.
38
1901
Amboy Sheet
Geological Survey of NJ
C.C. Vermeule
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
39
1901
Geological Survey of New Jersey Green Pond Mountain Region in Morris and Passaic Counties
Stuart Weller
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
40
1902
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Glacial Drift of New Jersey
Rollin D. Salisbury
NJ
41
1902
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Topography South of Newton
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
42
1903
Geological Survey of New Jersey Flooded Lands in Passaic Valley
NJ
43
1903
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Principal Clay Bearing Formations
G.N. Knapp, et al
NJ
44
1903
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Clay Formations Near Keyport and Matawan
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
45
1903
Geological Survey of New Jersey Atlas Sheet #22 [Morris and Sussex Counties]
C.C. Vermeule
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
46
1904
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Clay Pits and Clay Manufacturers
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
47
1904
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Clay Formations of Northern Middlesex County
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
Middlesex County
48
1904
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Distribution of the Alloway Clay
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
Kummel's name is handwritten
49
1905
Geological Survey of New Jersey Distribution of White Limestone in Sussex County
Sussex County
50
1905
Geological Survey of New Jersey Plan of the Proposed Passaic Lake
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
Lake Passaic
51
1905
Geological Survey of New Jersey Peat Deposits of Northern New Jersey
W.E. McCourt,  C.C. Vermeule
NJ
52
1905
Geological Survey of New Jersey Atlas Sheet #38 [Map of State Municipalities]
C.C. Vermeule
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
53
1907
Geological Survey of New Jersey Survey and Plan for Improvement of Manasquan Inlet
Lewis M. Haupt
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
Manasquan Inlet
54
1907
Geological Survey of New Jersey Atlas Sheet #36 [Great Egg Harbor]
C.C. Vermeule
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
55
1909
Road Map of New Jersey
NJ
folded, on canvas
56
1909
Geologic Atlas of New Jersey Philadelphia Folio
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
57
1914
Geologic Atlas of New Jersey Raritan Folio
Geological Survey of NJ
W.S. Bayley, et al.
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
mostly text
58
June 1, 1918
Supplement to New York Times
59
1924
Atlas Sheet #23 [Passaic and Bergen Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
60
1927
Literary Map of New Jersey
Literary Department, Moorstown Women's Club
NJ
61
1928
Atlas Sheet #22 [Sussex, Passaic, Morris Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
62
1929
Atlas Sheet #32 [Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
63
1929
Atlas Sheet #33 [Ocean County]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
64
1929
Atlas Sheet #28 [Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
65
1930
Atlas Sheet #24 [Warren and Hunterdon Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
66
1930
Atlas Sheet #35 [Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, Cape May Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
67
1930 revised
Atlas Sheet #27 Hunterdon, Mercer, Burlington
Dept of  Conservation & Dev. State of NJ
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
68
1930 revision
Atlas Sheet #27 [Hunterdon, Mercer, Burlington Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
69
1931
Atlas Sheet #31 [Burlington, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Atlantic Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
70
1932 ed.
Atlas Sheet #26 [Passaic, Essex, Union, Middlesex Counties]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
71
1933
Atlas Sheet #25 [New Brunswick to Rockaway]
Department of Conservation and Development. State of New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
72
1935, renewed 1963
S Romance Map of New Jersey
drawn by Mildred C. Green
NJ
73
1936
Map of Union County
Roi C. Collins
Union County
74
1941
Plainfield and North Plainfield
F.A. Dunham, Inc.
Plainfield
75
1952
Plainfield Wards and Election Districts
Plainfield
mounted
76
1952
Map of Plainfield and North Plainfield (folding map)
Spencer Graphic Services, Inc.
Plainfield
77
1953
Plainfield and North Plainfield
F.A. Dunham, Inc.
Plainfield
78
1953
Plainfield and North Plainfield (folding map)
Plainfield
79
1955, photorevised 1981
Geological Survey Plainfield Quadrangle
Plainfield
80
1959, amended 1965
Plainfield Building Zone Map
Plainfield
81
1959
Plainfield Building Zone Map
Plainfield
ordinances printed on reverse
82
1959
Plainfield Wards and Election Districts
Plainfield
83
1961
Plainfield Map (photocopy)
Plainfield
84
c.1961
Plainfield Area (folding map)
CS Hammond & Co.
Plainfield
date handwritten on map
85
1962
General Highway Map Somerset County
Somerset County
in 4 pieces
86
1962, 2nd ed
The Province of New Jersey Divided into East and West (reproduction map 1778)
New Jersey Historical Society
NJ
87
1965
Map of Greater Plainfield Area (folding map)+B2
G.W. Bromley and Co.
Plainfield
88
1967
Watchung Reservation (folding map)+B57
Union County Parks Commission
Union County
89
1967
General Highway Map Union County
Union County
in 2 pieces
90
c.1960
Plainfield Area (folding map)
G.W. Bromley and Co.
Plainfield
torn at folds
91
1970
Plainfield Quadrangle
U.S. Department of the Interior
Plainfield
92
c.1970
The Plan: Comprehensive Development Plan for the City of Plainfield N.J.
Plainfield
93
1971
Plainfield Zoning Map
Plainfield
94
1972
Plainfield Wards and Election Districts
Plainfield
mounted
95
1973
Greater Plainfield Area (folding map)
Sanborn Map Co.
Plainfield
96
c.1973
Union County (folding map)
CS Hammond & Co.
Union County
97
1974
Plainfield Election Districts
Plainfield
98
1980
Plainfield Zoning Map
99
1980
Plainfield (folding map)
Plainfield
100
1982
Plainfield Map (photocopy)
Plainfield
101
1983
Flood Insurance Study, City of Plainfield
FEMA
Plainfield
includes maps: Floodway: Flood Boundary and Floodway Map in 3 panels with map index
102
1986
Plainfield Zoning Map
Plainfield
103
1986
Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Committee Map/Brochure
Plainfield
104
1989
Map of Greater Plainfield
Plainfield
105
1989
Plainfield NJ
designed and illustrated by Carlos Saenz
Plainfield
106
1995
Farmingdale Quadrangle
U.S. Geological Survey
NJ
107
1995
Chatsworth Quadrangle
NJ
108
1995
Tom's River Quadrangle
NJ
109
1995
Asbury Park Quadrangle
NJ
110
1995
Chatham Quadrangle
NJ
includes Plainfield
111
1995
Boonton Quadrangle
NJ
112
1995
Stanhope Quadrangle
NJ
113
1995
Rocky Hill Quadrangle
NJ
114
1995
Dover Quadrangle
NJ
115
1995
South Amboy Quadrangle
NJ
116
1995
May's Landing Quadrangle
NJ
117
1995
Oceanville Quadrangle
NJ
118
1995
Lakewood Quadrangle
NJ
119
1995
Tom's River Quadrangle
NJ
120
1995
Port Jervis South (NY-NJ-PA)
NJ
121
1995
Perth Amboy Quadrangle
NJ
122
1995
Princeton Quadrangle
NJ
123
1995
Indian Mills Quadrangle
NJ
124
1995
Runnemede Quadrangle
NJ
125
1995
Trenton East Quadrangle
NJ
126
1995
Beverly Quadrangle
NJ
127
1995
Hightstown Quadrangle
NJ
128
1995
Wanaque Quadrangle
NJ
129
1995
Keyport Quadrangle
NJ
130
1995
Marcus Hook (PA-NJ-DE) Quadrangle
NJ
131
1995
New Brunswick Quadrangle
NJ
132
1997
Cape Henlopen Quadrangle
NJ
133
1997
Riegelsville (PA-NJ) Quadrangle
NJ
134
1998
Yonkers (NY-NJ) Quadrangle
NJ
135
1999
Bushkill (PA) Quadrangle
NJ
136
1999
Easton (PA) Quadrangle
NJ
137
1999
Taylor's Bridge (DE-NJ) Quadrangle
NJ
138
late 1990s
Union County (folding map)
CS Hammond & Co.
Union County
139
2003
Rail Trails and Rail Corridors in New Jersey
Somerset Graphics
NJ
140
2009
Plainfield, NJ 
The Map Group, Inc. / Master Plan: City of Plainfield, Land Use Elements
Plainfield and vicinity 
141
nd
Plainfield Area (folding map)
CS Hammond & Co.
Plainfield
142
nd
Plainfield
Plainfield
large blueprint-style map
143
nd
Union County Zip Codes
Union County
poorly laminated, unlabeled
144
nd
Plainfield Map Including Bus Routes, Services and Points of Interest
Plainfield
145
nd
Model Neighborhoods and Districts
Plainfield
primarily West End
146
nd
Geological Survey of New Jersey Surface Formations of the Valley of the Passaic
Rollin D. Salisbury
NJ
147
nd
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Direction of Ice Movement of Northern New Jersey
Henry B. Kummel, State Geologist
NJ
148
nd
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Forests of Northern New Jersey North Central Sheet
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
149
nd
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Forests of Northern New Jersey Northeast Sheet
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
150
nd
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Forests of Northern New Jersey Southwest Sheet
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
151
nd
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Forests of Northern New Jersey South Central Sheet
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
152
nd
Geological Survey Maps of New Jersey Forests of Northern New Jersey Southeast Sheet
John C. Smock, State Geologist
NJ
153
nd
Geological Survey of New Jersey Triassic Formation
George H. Cook, State Geologist
NJ
1868 handwritten; badly damaged
154
nd
Plainfield
in 8 sections
155
nd
The Historic Plainfield Area
Plainfield
[typed on back]
156
nd
Battlegrounds of the Revolution
Cornelius C. Vermeule
NJ
framed

 

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