This historic map of Independence, Missouri was created in 1868 by Albert Ruger, a prominent 19th century map maker. The map shows a bird’s eye view of the area as it once was, including street names and old landmarks.

Landmarks on the map include Independence Court House, County Jail, Public School, Catholic School, Market House, Engine House, Railroad Depot, Cemetery, and ten places of worship including Baptist, Christian, Catholic, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches.

This historic map of Independence, Missouri was restored and colorized by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available here.

Historic Old Map of Independence, Missouri from 1868

This old bird’s eye view map of Independence will make an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy of the restored map.