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Maps are useful for genealogists. Some give historical background of the area; others show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical and man-made features, such as creeks, hills, trails, and roads used as persons came to North Carolina. Sometimes maps also include cemeteries and churches. Plat and land ownership, as well as other types of maps, are described in the "[[United States Maps|'''Maps''']]" section of the United States Research Outline . In the Family History Library Catalog, atlases are listed in the [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 '''Place Search'''] under "Maps."
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North_Carolina_Maps|Maps]]''
  
Many finding aids are available to help you locate maps that identify places or show boundary changes in the state. The best collections of maps are at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the North Carolina State Archives. These collections include maps produced by the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Geological Survey, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  
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<br>[[North Carolina|North Carolina]] {{Adoption NCGenWeb}} Maps are useful for genealogists. Some give historical background of the area; others show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical and man-made features, such as creeks, hills, trails, and roads used as persons came to North Carolina. Sometimes maps also include cemeteries and churches. Plat and land ownership, as well as other types of maps, are described in the [[United States Maps|United States Maps]] wiki article. See the [[North Carolina Gazetteers|North Carolina Gazetteers]], [[United States Gazetteers|United States Gazetteers]], and the [[United States Maps|United States Maps]] wiki articles for more resources regarding places in North Carolina.  
  
The Family History Library has a set of detailed highway maps:
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<br> '''Websites'''
  
*North Carolina. ''State Highway Commission. Planning and Research Department. Maintenance Maps''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=924100 924100], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=924101 924101], and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=924105 924105].) These maps were prepared in 1972 and include all counties.
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*The most comprehensive collection of [http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/ North Carolina Maps] is available online ([http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/ http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/]) thanks to the cooperative effort of the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center. This collection of over 3000 maps inlcudes maps of each of North Carolina's 100 counties, Sanborn Insurance maps, and interactive features.
*Clay, James W. ''North Carolina Atlas''. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1975. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+E3c 975.6 E3c]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1597810 1597810] item 2.) This atlas shows the formation of counties and the patterns of European settlement.
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*Cummings, William P. ''North Carolina in Maps.'' Raleigh, North Carolina: State Department of Archives and History, 1966. (Family History Library map case [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+E7c 975.6 E7c].) This is a set of 15 maps created between 1585 and 1896.
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*Gioe, Joan Colbert. ''North Carolina: Her Counties, Her Townships, and Her Towns''. Indianapolis, Indiana: The Researchers, 1981. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+E5g 975.6 E5g].)
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See the "[[North Carolina Gazetteers|'''Gazetteers''']]" section of this outline and the "[[United States Gazetteers|'''Gazetteers''']]" and "[[United States Maps|'''Maps''']]" sections of the [http://www.familysearchwiki.org/../united-states-research-outline '''United States Research Outline'''] for more resources regarding places in North Carolina. Also check the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:  
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*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.
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*Printable maps are also available from [http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html Nationalatlas.gov]
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*North Carolina. ''State Highway Commission. Planning and Research Department. Maintenance Maps''. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973.) {{FHL|166110|item|disp=FHL film 924100 (first of 3), map case 975.643 E7n}}<br>These maps were prepared in 1972 and include all counties.
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*Clay, James W. ''North Carolina Atlas''. (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1975.) {{FHL|177459|item|disp=FHL film1597810 item 2, book 975.6 E3c}} This atlas shows the formation of counties and the patterns of European settlement.
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*Cummings, William P. ''North Carolina in Maps.'' (Raleigh, North Carolina: State Department of Archives and History, 1966.) {{FHL|63634|item|disp=FHL map case 975.6 E7c no. 1–15}}<br>This is a set of 15 maps created between 1585 and 1896.
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*Gioe, Joan Colbert. ''North Carolina: Her Counties, Her Townships, and Her Towns''. (Indianapolis, Indiana: The Researchers, 1981.) {{FHL|56188|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 E5g}}
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*To access other maps available through the Family History Library, use the FHL catalog Place-names Search for:
  
 
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Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html
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Maps are useful for genealogists. Some give historical background of the area; others show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical and man-made features, such as creeks, hills, trails, and roads used as persons came to North Carolina. Sometimes maps also include cemeteries and churches. Plat and land ownership, as well as other types of maps, are described in the United States Maps wiki article. See the North Carolina Gazetteers, United States Gazetteers, and the United States Maps wiki articles for more resources regarding places in North Carolina.


Websites

  • The most comprehensive collection of North Carolina Maps is available online (http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/) thanks to the cooperative effort of the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center. This collection of over 3000 maps inlcudes maps of each of North Carolina's 100 counties, Sanborn Insurance maps, and interactive features.

Family History Library

  • North Carolina. State Highway Commission. Planning and Research Department. Maintenance Maps. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973.) FHL film 924100 (first of 3), map case 975.643 E7n
    These maps were prepared in 1972 and include all counties.
  • Clay, James W. North Carolina Atlas. (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1975.) FHL film1597810 item 2, book 975.6 E3c This atlas shows the formation of counties and the patterns of European settlement.
  • Cummings, William P. North Carolina in Maps. (Raleigh, North Carolina: State Department of Archives and History, 1966.) FHL map case 975.6 E7c no. 1–15
    This is a set of 15 maps created between 1585 and 1896.
  • Gioe, Joan Colbert. North Carolina: Her Counties, Her Townships, and Her Towns. (Indianapolis, Indiana: The Researchers, 1981.) FHL book 975.6 E5g
  • To access other maps available through the Family History Library, use the FHL catalog Place-names Search for:

NORTH CAROLINA- MAPS

NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY]- MAPS

NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- MAPS