The Westmoreland County GIS department supplies the County Commissioners with current and accurate maps in order to satisfy the statutory requirement necessitating that the Commissioners maintain maps for the purpose of tax assessment.
We offer a wide array of maps available to genealogists: warrant maps dating back to the 1700s, a frontier map dating from 1783 through 1825, land patent index maps by township, and farm maps. Other maps available include: cemetery index map of Westmoreland County, highway plans, railroad valuation maps, and a set of FEMA flood maps available for public viewing. All of the mentioned specialty maps are available at a cost of $5 each.
In addition, of course, the GIS department offers current maps of Westmoreland County. A map of Westmoreland County is available at a cost of $5 for B&W and $10 for color. There are also maps that show property boundaries used for taxing purposes. To obtain these maps, you will need to provide the map number for the property or the number of the particular grid that you would like to research. The cost of each map is $1.50 for an 8½” X 11” sheet or $5 for a 24” X 36” sheet.
We also have a research area with computers available to the public.