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About Sanborn Maps

Description:

  • Provides 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 cities and towns in North Carolina. The maps can be viewed in different sizes and scales.
  • The Sanborn maps were created for fire insurance companies. The maps are drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch.
  • The maps can be useful for urban studies, social history, architecture, historic preservation, geography, genealogy, etc.
  • More about the maps.

Dates of Coverage: 1/1/1867 through 12/31/1970

Frequency of Updates: closed set, not updated

Concurrent Users: unlimited

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