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Maps will soon be everywhere on the Jackson Heights Wiki as virtually every page has a physical location within the neighborhood. Here we present a collection of maps and plans for the mapping of the neighborhood.

The Current Map[edit]

The following map is maintained by the Open Street Map Foundation. Open Street Map is a collaboration like Wikipedia.

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Boundary Maps[edit]

These maps are discussed in some detail on our Boundaries page.

Topographic Map[edit]

Use this map's contour lines to plot a flat route between two points.

USGS topographic map of Jackson Heights.png

Historic Maps of Jackson Heights[edit]

The area we now call Jackson Heights was known as Newtown until 1906, when a developer renamed it Elmhurst. Edward A. MacDougall purchased sections of it and renamed it Jackson Heights. The below are descriptions and links to historic maps of the area now called Jackson Heights.

  • 1776 - New York Public Library - Above is "A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey : with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's fo "
  • 1828 - Map of the counties of New York, Queens, Kings, and Richmond. From An atlas of the state of New York, designed for the use of engineers, containing a map of the state and of the several counties. / Projected and drawn ... under the superintendence and direction of Simeon de Witt. (In 1 layer) Depicts: 1829
  • 1852 - Detailed map of area now called Jackson Heights in 1852 Map of Kings and parts of Queens. Title: Map of Kings and part of Queens counties, Long Island N.Y. Contributor Names: Conner, R. F. O., Dripps, M. (Matthew), Korff Brothers. Created / Published: N. York [New York] : Published by M. Dripps, 1852, N.Y. [New York] : Engraved & printed by Korff Brothers.
  • 1860 - Higginson's Map of Brooklyn and Queens From Library of Congress [1]
  • 1868 - Plan of New York and Brooklyn. (Atlas of New York and vicinity ... by F.W. Beers ... published by Beers, Ellis & Soule, New York, 1868) from Rumsey Collection.
  • 1924 - Ariel Map from New York Public Library.
  • 1951 - Ariel Map from New York Public Library.
  • 2012 - Ariel Map from New York Public Library.

British Battle of Long Island Map[edit]

"A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey : with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's fo "

Map - Section of 1776 Battle of Long Island - showing approximate location of Jackson Heights.png

1924 Aerial map of Jackson Heights[edit]

To view this map in more detail, go to NYCityMap, click on the Map Type box at the upper right, select "1924 Aerial" and zoom in.
1924 aerial map of NYC with JH border (2).png

1924 Map Quiz[edit]

  1. What is the cross like land area that begins on Northern Boulevard and extends north?

Holmes Airport[edit]

A 1941 street map showing Holmes Airport.

Holmes Airport - circled on map.png

1951 Aerial map of Jackson Heights[edit]

To view this map in more detail, go to NYCityMap, click on the Map Type box at the upper right, select "1951 Aerial" and zoom in.
1951 aerial view of Jackson Heights from NYCityMap with text and borders.png

1951 Map Quiz[edit]

  1. What are the beehive structures on the upper left?
  2. What is the oval structure at the center-top of the map?

2012 Aerial map of Jackson Heights[edit]

To view this map in more detail, go to NYCityMap, click on the Map Type box at the upper right, select "2012 Aerial" and zoom in.
2012 aerial map of Jackson Heights from NYCityMap with outline.png

2012 Map Quiz[edit]

  1. Where's the baseball field on the center-left of the image?

Future Maps/GIS Plans[edit]

Maps will eventually be everywhere on the Jackson Heights Wiki as virtually every page relates a physical location within the neighborhood. Our hopes are that an intern beginning in the Fall 2018 will start maps rolling.

Related Wiki Pages[edit]

External Links[edit]