Essex map, view the county of Essex in south-eastern England, and see its major cities, towns and villages.
Detailed Road Map of Essex
Essex Map: Interactive map of Essex, a county, situated in south-eastern England, United Kingdom. Use controls to view a detailed road map of Essex or move around to view different areas.
Also on this Essex map are Harlow, Colchester, Chelmsford, Harwich, Brentwood, Basildon, Braintree, Southend-on-Sea, Witham, Billericay, Loughton, Rayleigh and Benfleet.
In area ranked the 11th largest of the English counties, Essex has a population of around 1.7 million and has its county town at Chelmsford. Getting its name from the Old English, Eastseaxe (meaning the east Saxons), the Kingdom of Essex was founded in the 6th century by Aescwine, a settler from Old Saxony.
Harlow - A new town developed after the Second World War, Harlow is located in the county of Essex. Harlow Map.
Billericay - A rural commuter town near to Basildon in Essex, Billericay was settled as long ago as the Iron and Bronze Age. Billericay Map.
Basildon - Another of the Essex new towns, Basildon grew after WW2, it now has a population of over 100,000. Basildon Map.
Leigh on Sea - A popular seaside town on the coast of Essex, Leigh on Sea was formerly a fishing village and port. Leigh on Sea Map.
Colchester - The oldest Roman town in the British Isles, Colchester was also the capital of Roman Britain until destroyed by Boadicea in AD61. Colchester Map.
Chelmsford - The county town of Essex since earliest times, Chelmsford was also an important Roman town with a defensive fort. During the Second World War it was bombed due to its importance to industry. Today it is a bustling town with a population of over 100,000. Chelmsford Map (Road Map|Accommodation|Info)
Braintree - A town of over 40,000 inhabitants, Braintree is located in the county of Essex. Braintree was the site of a small Roman settlement during their invasion of Britain. South of Braintree is the village of Black Notley, birthplace of naturalist John Ray. Braintree Essex Map.
Canvey Island - Reclaimed from the Thames Estuary, Canvey Island is below sea level and prone to flooding, despite this, it has been occupied since Roman times. Canvey Island Map.
Southend on Sea - Formed from just one end of the village of Prittlewell in Essex (the south end), Southend grew as a coastal destination during the Georgian Era. It is still a popular holiday and day trip destination, especially when the weather is pleasant. Southend is famous for its long pier. Southend Map.
Clacton on Sea - Another famous Essex seaside resort, Clacton developed as a holiday destination in the late 19th century, although the area known as Great Clacton was first settled by the ancient Celts. Clacton Map.
Brentwood - A London commuter belt town, Brentwood developed in Saxon times. Brentwood Map.
Above you will find summaries of a number of the towns and villages featured on this Essex map, together with links to dedicated pages.
More Essex Maps: Lower Nazeing
Villages: Black Notley
Accommodation: Clacton Self Catering