Historical Maps of Staten Island

Here are a few historical maps that I’ve found useful:

But the crown jewel is Mapping Staten Island, an interactive experience that lets you choose from over 25 maps and overlay them on landmarks. This lets you see how the development of the island proceeded over time, and because you can focus one spot regardless of which map you choose, you can identify whether town or village boundaries changed over time, resulting in a change of Post Office or address.

On Pinterest, the New York Public Library has posted Farm Maps of Staten Island (1874)  compiled and drawn by F. W. Beers.

Do you know of other useful maps that aren’t included here? Let us know!

From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012

The Staten Island Museum will present From Farm to City,  the local legacy exhibit inspired by the Museum of the City of New York’s current exhibition, From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012, which was a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York, Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town, and the Staten Island Museum.

Opening in the fall of 2014, this iteration will be a graphic and digital history timeline of the Island reaching back to the earliest inhabitants – the Lenape Indians – and proceed forward into the modern age with subjects such as notable individuals, occurrences, communities, architecture, industry, and politics.