Subdivision Maps, 1818-2015

RECORD GROUP: Map Collection
RECORD SERIES #: 5600.01
SERIES: Subdivision Maps
DATES: 1818-2015
VOLUME: over 11,000 maps

1853 subdivision map of Port Washington, 1853

Portion of Port Washington (Rumson) subdivision map 1853, (click to enlarge)

ABSTRACT

The Subdivision Maps collection contains maps that depict sections of Monmouth County towns and neighborhoods with property lines drawn to indicate new lots for sale, lots divided among surviving family members of an estate, and lots drawn up for auction by realty companies. Subdivisions are online at the county Open Public Records Search (OPRS) webpage.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

There are 11,168 digitized Subdivision maps in OPRS in 62 towns and neighborhoods, such as Cliffwood, Oceanic, and West Asbury Park. They are searchable by Town, Case Number, or File Date. This database is updated as current subdivisions are filed. The oldest subdivision map in OPRS is the January 1, 1818, for the property of E. S. Green in Long Branch, surveyed by W. J. Hubbard. Survey maps can show great detail with explanatory notes, such as the 1845 property survey of Peter Schanck in Middletown, and can be for an entire town, such as the Map of Asbury Park in 1878.

In several accessions, the Archives has acquired over 560 of these scanned Subdivision Maps. The oldest map in our collection is from 1765, showing a portion of today’s Barnegat. The maps are arranged by case and file number, but can also be searched by year, town, map title, and keyword.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

This collection is open to researchers.

USE

A complete set of Monmouth County Subdivision maps is available at the County Clerk’s Office. The Archives does not have paper copies of all the maps; some older original maps were “retired” to the Archives and replaced with new copies at the County Clerk’s office. Access to the original maps is restricted due to their condition. Microfiche reproductions are available for much of the collection at the Monmouth County Archives. Scans of the collection are also available online through the Monmouth County Open Public Records Search (OPRS) webpage. The originals may show small details difficult to read online.

ARRANGEMENT

The maps are arranged by town, then by year.

REPOSITORY
Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Phone: 732-308-3771

ACQUISITION INFORMATION

This collection was transferred to the Monmouth County Archives by County Clerk.

PROCESSING INFORMATION

A finding aid was created December 2015 by George Joynson.