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Sanborn Insurance Company
Maps for North Carolina

The North Carolina Collection has extensive holdings of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company of Pelham, New York, providing detailed information on the layout and construction of public and private buildings in cities and towns across the state.

The North Carolina Maps project is digitizing pre-1923 holdings of the North Carolina Collection's Sanborn maps. (See link below for access.) Black and white images of Sanborn maps are available on microfilm (Call Numbers: Microfilm C912 F523s and Microfilm C912 S19) in the North Carolina Collection and through a subscription database available on NC LIVE. Access to original maps is restricted to researchers who have already examined the microfilm or the online materials, located the map(s) that they need, and determined that they need to see the originals.


Sanborn Maps in the North Carolina Maps Digital Project. Maps are listed by town and by county. http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/sanborn.html

Sanborn Maps in the North Carolina Collection. Maps are listed by county, then by town. http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/resources/sanborndata.html

North Carolina Sanborn Maps (subscription database available to researchers in North Carolina public and university libraries)


The copyright for the maps is held by the Sanborn Map Company (http://www.sanbornmap.com/) and requests for reprints are handled by Environmental Data Resources Inc. (http://www.edrnet.com/sanborn.htm). The North Carolina Collection cannot provide reproductions of maps in its collection until the researcher requesting the images has secured permission from the Sanborn Map Company.