Map Fans Rejoice...

A 1953 soil map created by the N.C. Department of Agriculture

The North Carolina Maps Project is a dream for map lovers, and really, who isn’t?  

Featuring maps from three of the state’s largest map collections—the State Archives of North Carolina, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Outer Banks History Center, a regional branch of the State Archives—North Carolina Maps provides an unprecedented level of access to these materials.

Nearly two-thirds of the maps available online are from the State Archives and the Outer Banks History Center, and as of this morning, there are more than 3,000 maps available. And, because multi-page maps count as single maps in the item count, the actual number of scans available on the site is even more impressive, 6,682.

Here are the numbers by repository:

  • State Archives: 1,793

  • North Carolina Collection: 1,054

  • Outer Banks History Center: 119

Maps in the collection range in date from the late 1500s to 2000, and include detailed maps for each of North Carolina’s one hundred counties. 

North Carolina Maps is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina.

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