Here's how you can see all County Lines on Google Maps

QUICK LINK TO THE MAP TOOL:  County Lines on Google Maps

Updated January 2020

Did you ever notice that Google Maps doesn't display ALL county boundaries?  Sure enough, try it...best you can do is to get one county's boundaries to draw at a time by searching for that county in Google Maps. Like this, where I searched for "Park County, CO":
Park County Colorado in Google Maps
You can only view one county's boundaries at a time in Google Maps


Well, what if you want to see ALL of the county lines in Google Maps?

You can now, by using this free county mapping tool that I created: County Lines on Google Maps

You'll see all the county borders for the state you're looking at on a fully functional Google Map, like this:
County Lines on Google Maps tool showing Colorado counties

NEW:  Learn how to get access to ad-free, full-screen map and search tools!

TIPS: Show county names on the map by checking the "Show county labels" checkbox in the lower left corner of the map.  Enlarge the map to full screen by clicking the full-screen button in the upper right corner of the map!

Note: US coverage includes all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.

SHORTCUT TO USE YOUR CURRENT LOCATION:
Quickly see your current county and answer "What county am I in right now?"

More global coverage: In addition to the US, you can now also view county lines in the UK, IrelandAustraliaNew Zealand, Canada, Switzerland and Mexico.

For those looking for historical county boundaries on Google Maps, here it is: Historical U.S. Counties on Google Maps

 Feel free to share if you find it useful!

Comments

  1. Hi Randy:

    This is very useful- thanks!

    Is there a source CSV file you'd be willing to share? I have a map of my local voting precincts, and I'd like to overlay the county boundaries as a new layer in this map.

    Please respond via e-mailbelow if you do have such a file and would be willing to share it.

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  2. Hey Randy, I would like to see even more granularity than a county, namely tract boundaries and coloring based on tract information. Reference: https://geomap.ffiec.gov/FFIECGeocMap/GeocodeMap1.aspx. How do I achieve it? Many thanks!

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  3. This worked great for me. Thanks for effort.

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    1. You're very welcome! Glad it was helpful.

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  4. Randy, Played around with your google county maps feature and it is precisely what my wife is looking for.
    She needs to display the county boundaries, and the location of the office/offices within that county.
    Question???
    Was also playing around with BatchGeo.com, as well as My Google Maps, and both seem to work well. But as you know they don't display county lines.
    Is there a way where I can import multiple data points (from say a .xls or .csv file) into your google county tool?

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  5. Works great! Very useful for studying maps.

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  6. Hello Randy, thanks for this. Is there anyway to create a Google Map, combining your County lines as the base layer (Google Maps only provides 9, but default).

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    1. I want to make sure I understand your question. Do you mean is there a way to include the county lines in the actual Google Maps product (i.e. the one at maps.google.com)? Or maybe you’re referring to Google My Maps? Either way, unfortunately there’s not a way to include counties, which was a key reason I created this tool: County Lines on Google Maps. Let me know though if you’re asking something else and I misunderstood. Thanks!

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  7. Sam from ChicagoAugust 20, 2019

    Randy: Is there a way to select, say, 5 counties in a state, and show a state map that shades (or otherwise emphasizes) the five counties of interest?
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Sam, sorry there's not currently a way to do that.
      You can do something close to it using query parameters and ZIP Codes, but I don't know if that works for what you're looking to do: Create a custom County Lines map or ZIP Code-based Sales/Service/Delivery Territory map on the fly -- overlaid on Google Maps

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    2. Hello Randy

      is there a CSV or KmL file so i can import these into my on maps? if so is there a charge for it?

      Thanks

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  8. Can I add a custom layer to this tool of yours, like Google Maps (My Maps) does? The custom layer info will be pulled in from a CSV file. Willing to pay for the ad-free version of course. Please advise asap. Thank you.

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    1. I don't currently have that, but have thought about ways to add that kind of thing. Have you played with the "Drawing Tools" button on the left? Draw a polygon, and all your selected features pop into a box that you can copy paste into another program. One idea is that I could also make a tool that goes the other way and "ingests" the data from an input box.

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