Information on the Wards of Grand Rapids
Time Periods of New Wards or Changes to the Ward Borders
1850 - Five Wards
1871 - Eight Wards
1890 - Ten Wards
1892 - Twelve Wards
1966 - Three Wards
There are three sets of maps for Grand Rapids. One
from 1876, another from 1911 and the last one sometime after 1966.
These should help you in establishing where your ancestors lived at these
time periods, especially for the 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 federal
census years and the 1884 and 1894 state census years.
For 1876 go to http://kent.migenweb.net/platmaps/1876/grindex.html
For 1911 go to http://kent.migenweb.net/platmaps/gr1911/index.html
For 1966 go to http://kent.migenweb.net/platmaps/1966/index.html
Or go to "Platmaps" and find the sources.
There is also included the street names for two different time periods, and a listing of streets for 1911 will be added when they are completed (August, 2006).
Created: 7 August 2006