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Maps and Spatial Data: WPA Land Ownership Maps

During 1935 and 1936, the Works Progress Administration and the Oklahoma Tax Commission produced approximately 2,400 maps to determine the value of real estate. The maps indicate the owner of all the farmland in each county and each usually represents a full 6 by 6 mile township.

To make the collection more accessible, Maps and Spatial Data has georeferenced and combined all of the maps into a single, interactive experience.

Use the map below to find the map corresponding to your area of interest, either by zooming in or entering a search into the search box. To view and download the individual source map, click the area you're interested in, then click Click to view and download the original map in the popup.

To view the map in full screen, click this link. Or, if you prefer, you can browse the entire collection at the Oklahoma Digital Maps Collection website.

See a problem with the map or have a question about the WPA collection? Email lib-map@okstate.edu

Learn more about the WPA and the maps

Read more about the collection in the StoryMap below. If you would like to view the StoryMap in full screen, use this link.

WPA Map Transcription Project

We are in the process of transcribing the shapes and text from the WPA maps into a single searchable database. You can explore our progress so far using the map below.