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All kinds of Maps of US66

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Here on our "Route 66 Map Page" you will find links to all kinds of maps: Historic Route 66 map (for each town), an altimetric map showing the heights along US 66.
Google maps that show its alignment and Maps of each town and Maps of each state along Route 66.
We also include a tornado frequency map, Weather Maps, Historic Road maps and many more maps so that you can plan your Road Trip vacations with plenty of information.

Maps of Route 66

Our own maps of Route 66

Route 66 map, State by State

Click to see an example of a map

Our Maps

Our maps are color coded to show the Historic Route 66 alignment: the original 1926 alignment, later realignments and also the parts that can still be seen but are out of bounds and cannot be driven. We also show where the freeways overlap the original roadbed and some older roads that predate the Mother Road and were part of it when it was created.

Get your bearings with our Google Maps of Route 66.

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Altitude and Elevation Along Route 66

Though our altitude webpage is not a map, it has plenty of information on the altitude of Route 66 as it crosses the US from Chicago to Santa Monica.

Learn about its highest points in the Ozarks and its passes in the Rocky Mountains; the maximum elevation it reaches in Arizona, and its sea level altitude when it reaches the Pacific Ocean.

> > US 66 Altitude information

Route 66: maps of its Towns

We also have a map for each town, city and village along route 66.

It will help you find your way once you get there.

Visit our US 66 Towns webpage, select the town of your choice and see its map.

At each town page you will also learn all about its sights, attractions and lodging options.

Tornado Frequency Map along Route 66

See our Tornado Frequency Map along Route 66

Route 66 Weather Maps

See our Route 66 weather maps which show rainfall and seasonal temperature along Route 66.

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Historic Maps

Route 66 Maps by DOT of Oklahoma

The Oklahoma DOT has a great US 66 maps webpage, where you can select the maps county by county and also by city.

1926 U.S. Highway System - showing Route 66's original alignment

1926 map of US highway 66

Thumbnail of the 1926 US highways map
With Route 66 (click image to enlarge)

This map was published by the Bureau of Public Roads on November 11, 1926), and depicts the United States System of Highways defined by the American Association of State Highway Officials.

View the large sized 1926 US highway system Map (it includes Route 66). Or click on the image for the large version.

Texas maps 1915 - 1937

a historic Route 66 maps Texas

Historic Route 66 Maps
Texas (click image for maps)

A series of interesting Road Maps of the state of Texas in the early 1900s, and a U.S. Roadmap (1937).

It also includes several maps of Route 66 and one of the map of Jericho Gap.

The image shows northern Texas and Route 66 close to Amarillo.

Arizona, New Mexico and California Maps from 1915

Railway map of the southwestern US along route 66's alignment in 1915

Thumbnail of one of the 1915 Railroad maps
Click to enlarge

The "Guidebook of the Western United States" by N.H Darton published in 1915 describes the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad from Kansas City all the way to California.

The railroad chose the easiest route to cross Kansas, Texas, New Mexico Arizona and California, and for that very reason it was the route that was later followed by the first highways.

When Route 66 was created in 1926 it was aligned along those original roads and therefore ran parallel to the railroad.

This map shows us what the Southwest looked like over one-hundred years ago, barely eleven years before the creation of Route 66:

> > See these 1915 Railroad Maps

The 1865-1981 Arizona Maps

1935 map of US highway 66 in AZ

Thumbnail of the 1935 Arizona highway map
With Route 66 (click image for more)

The Arizona DOT has a page with many good maps spanning the period from 1865 to 1981. The highway maps from 1920, 1925 show the alignment followed by Route 66 (which you can see in the 1935 map).

Check out the Arizona Highway maps of the AZDOT.

Don't miss the 1927 Maps of Arizona and New Mexico from the David Rumsey collection. They are historic highway maps from 1927 and they show the then brand new Route 66.

New Mexico US 66 Map

Below is part of the 1927 Map of Route 66 (David Rumsey Collection) showing Santa Rosa, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, the "loop through Santa Fe" and the shorter NM state Highway 6 which would become Route 66 after 1937.

> > read about Route 66's Santa Fe Loop

A 1927 map of US66 in New Mexico
The 1927 alignment of Route 66 from Santa Rosa through Santa Fe.

California Early 1900s Maps

Mojave Desert Map ca. 1913

An early 1900s map Mojave Desert, California

The American Roads Forum in its section on Highway 66 >> Barstow and Daggett to Needles, has several "old" road maps dating from 1913 to the 1950s covering the Mojave Desert Region from Barstow to Needles.

The thumbnail shows the area around Barstow in 1912. They show the alignment later followed by US 66.

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More Vintage Route 66 Maps

Library of UTEXAS

The Library of the University of Texas has a Full collection of maps of Texas towns and cities, including allthe towns located along U.S. 66 in Texas.

Missouri Highway Maps

The Missouri DOT has the Missouri Highway Map Archive 1918 - 2014, an online collection of maps which include Route 66, spanning 96 years of highway history.

USGS online Historic maps

1940 USGS map of Williamsville US66

1940 USGS map of Williamsville, IL

The United States Geological Survey has placed its historical topographic map collection online; just type in the location and select the year to find your map.

It is a great resource to discover the original US 66 alignments in different cities across the country.

The thumbnail image taken from a USGS map, shows (red line) two separate alignments of Route 66 through Williamsville in Illinois, the original 1926 road and the realignment during World War II (in 1940).

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Credits

Banner image: Hackberry General Store, Hackberry, Arizona by Perla Eichenblat.
The 1927 AZ & NM map is from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, under Fair usage and its BY-NC-SA 3.0, License. Metadata: Author and Publisher: Rand McNally and Company, Chicago. Date: 1927. Full Title: Rand McNally junior auto road map Arizona, New Mexico. Copyright by Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, Ill. (1927). List No: 5755.032 Page No: 66-67 Series No: 36.

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