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Scarborough's map of North Carolina and South Carolina, 1909, detail

Detail from "Scarborough's map of North Carolina and South Carolina," published in Indianapolis by the Scarborough Company, 1909.


There are several options for browsing maps in the North Carolina Maps project. Follow the links below to browse by a specific category, to browse all maps, or to view a list of all maps included in the online project.

Browse by Location
View several options and suggestions for browsing maps by location.

Browse by County
Browsing by county enables users to click on county names, retrieving all of the maps that feature a specific county. When complete, this project will include at least one map for each of North Carolina's 100 counties.

Browse by Region
Browse North Carolina maps that show only a part of the state. Users can select maps from the Western, Piedmont, or Eastern regions.

Browse by Date
Browse maps by century, half-century, or decade.

Browse by Subject
Browse maps relating to a similar subject (for example, Highway, Railroad, or Nautical maps).

Browse Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps
Browse fire insurance maps produced by the Sanborn® Map Company. These detailed maps show buildings and streets in cities and towns throughout North Carolina.

Browse by Creator
Browse maps by viewing a list of all of the people and organizations responsible for creating maps in the online collection.

Browse by Library of Congress Subject
Browse maps classified by Library of Congress Subject Heading.

Browse All Maps
Browse all maps in the North Carolina Maps collection, arranged chronogically.

Browse by Repository
Browse only those maps held by a specific repository. Maps will appear in chronological order.

Maps Listed in William P. Cumming's The Southeast in Early Maps
Browse maps listed in The Southeast in Early Maps by William P. Cumming and Louis De Vorsay, Jr. (University of North Carolina Press, 1998).

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