Occaisionally I need to create very simple maps consisting of a few counties and towns, but have not had success finding a program to help me simplify the process. Currently I grab a mapquest or google map and then electronically trace over the map manually in a graphic editing program. Idealy I would be able to choose the counties and towns and the software will draw the borders ecetera. Years ago I had a program called Harvard Geographics which was excellent for its time, at least IMHO.
I have attached an example. The link below will also show the example. All guidance is appreciated.