Map Collection

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The Library’s collection of state and local maps is housed in two large map cases in the North Carolina area on the second floor of the Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Smaller maps are in the vertical file in that area, filed under the heading “Maps.” Detailed lists, kept in the top drawer of each map case, tell you what maps are available and which drawers contain them.

Greensboro Maps

A large map shows all annexations to the city from 1808-2002. This is the latest annexation map available. Maps of Greensboro cover the period from 1879 to the present. A map showing the first plan of the town of Greensboro (1808) is printed in several books in the library’s collection.

High Point Maps

Maps from 1944 and 1971 are in the library’s map collection. Also, Guilford County maps include High Point.

Guilford County Maps

Available maps cover the late 18th century to the present.

Historical Maps from Other Counties

These are from various towns and counties in the state.

Historical State Maps

We have copies of some very old, fascinating maps, drawn before the area was fully explored.

Country Road Maps

We have these for every county. They are published by the state’s Department of Transportation and may give you more information than you need to know, but if you want detailed maps, including small roads, they can be very helpful.

Census Maps

We have block maps, which are very detailed census maps, for Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties and for the towns of Archdale, Burlington, Gibsonville, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, and Mebane. There are also other census tract maps.

Indians of North Carolina

A map shows the territories of the various tribes, as well as historic events. It is accompanied by information on archaeological periods in North Carolina, with pictures of life and artifacts from each period.

Topographical Maps

These detailed maps, used by bikers, hikers, and canoeists, show features of the terrain. Our maps cover the entire state.

In addition to these resources, many books in the North Carolina Collection include maps. Just ask the staff at the Reference Desk, and we’ll be glad to help you find the map you need.