Geologic Map of Alabama, 1878

This geologic map of Alabama was created in 1878 by Eugene Allen Smith, who served as the State Geologist and head of the Geological Survey of Alabama from 1873 to 1911. The map was published in The Hand Book of Alabama, written by Mobile attorney Saffold Berney and published by the publishing arm of the Mobile Register newspaper as a promotional guide to industrial and economic opportunities in the state.

Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History