Robert W. Baughman’s Kansas in Maps, first published in 1969 by the Kansas State Historical Society, contains ninety maps. It was reprinted in 1988 by the Patrice Press in St. Louis.
A good series of maps showing the expansion and development of Kansas counties was published in Kansas State Historical Society’s volume 8 of Transactions. These maps were later reprinted by Kansas Genealogical Society, in Dodge City, in the TreeSearcher (April 1966–January 1967).
The map collection at Kansas State Historical Society includes 21,000 maps and architectural drawings. The maps were produced by government agencies, railroads, map publishers, and individuals. Researchers may request information regarding specific geographic locations and time periods, including the Kansas Dead Town List for those towns no longer in existence.
Indispensable for finding locations of rural cemeteries, churches, land holdings, township and range lines, section numbers, water courses, and other structures are the General Highway Maps (by county name), available from the Kansas Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Planning, 915 Harrison, Rm. 754, Docking State Office Bldg., Topeka, KS 66612-1568. These maps are inexpensive, about $2 per county.