Historic Maps of Washington County Indiana

Additional Washington County maps are available in the Stevens Memorial Museum Genealogy/Family Research Department.

Washington County Atlas of Maps

The 1879 Atlas of Washington County Maps published by D.J. Lake and Company. It includes maps of the county and its townships and towns, as well as some statistics and business references. 

The maps are provided in a JPG format and can be downloaded and viewed. Click on a download icon below.

Courtesy of the Map Collection, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library

Name Atlas of Washington County, Indiana (Brown & Posey Townships - Circa 1870)
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Photo of John Milton HayWho was John Hay?

Statesman, Author, Ambassador

John Hay was a great American statesman, diplomat, author and poet, whose political career spanned over 50 years.  He was born in a small brick home in Salem, Indiana, on October 8, 1838.

After John displayed considerable potential in his schooling, his Uncle Milton Hay, who was a practicing lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, took a special interest and sent him to Brown University, where he graduated in 1858. 

In 1860, when John Hay’s childhood friend, John Nicolay, was appointed Abraham Lincoln’s presidential campaign secretary, he was brought on board to assist with the enormous amount of correspondence. 

Hay grew to adore President Lincoln for his goodness, patience, understanding, sense of humor, humility, magnanimity, healthy skepticism, sense of justice, resilience and power, love of the common man and mystical patriotism. Many later noted that Lincoln too, loved Hay as a son and was very attached to him.

In 1903, after years of negotiating treaties, Hay successfully passed legislation that afforded the United States the opportunity to start construction on the Panama Canal. 

Brown University’s John Hay Library was named in his honor, as was the John Hay Air Base, in the Philippines and both his birth home, in Salem, Indiana and his summer estate, The Fells, in New Hampshire, have been historically conserved. 

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