The outlines on the map below indicate the focus of each of the numbered maps that follow. These maps are composed of large regions as well as narrowly focused geographical areas.
Northeastern United States Palmyra-Manchester, New York, 1820–31 The New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Area of the USA Kirtland, Ohio, 1830–38 The Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa Area of the USA The Westward Movement of the Church Map of the World
Following is a key to understanding the different symbols and typefaces used on the maps. In addition, individual maps may contain keys with explanations of additional symbols pertaining to that particular map.
An orange square represents a building, business, or other town feature.
A red dot represents a city or town.
This typeface is used to label geographic places, such as lakes, rivers, mountains, wildernesses, and valleys.
This typeface is used for cities and towns.
This typeface is used for smaller political divisions, such as regions and U.S. states and territories.
This typeface is used for larger political divisions, such as nations, countries, and continents.