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Access updated to the GeoEdition version of Sanborn Maps. 

Provides digital access to large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities, now searchable by address and GPS coordinates. Also provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. 

Sanborn Maps for the state of North Carolina provide digital access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities from the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries. They show towns at specific points in their history and provide detailed information on street layout, civic infrastructure, building type, building use, and ownership. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, architects, geographers, genealogists, historians, planners, environmentalists, and anyone who wants to learn about the history and development of specific cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Coverage Dates: 
1867 - 1970