Finding Maps by Location
In the North Carolina Maps online collection, not every place name has been indexed. If the place you are looking for does not show up in a simple search, there may be other ways to find it on one of the historic maps in the collection. Visit the Finding Maps by Location page for tips and suggestions.

Viewing Maps
The image viewing window in North Carolina Maps presents users with several different options for moving and zooming the map image. Please see the Help with Viewing Maps page for more information.

Searching the Collection
The North Carolina Maps project enables users to search for maps using keywords, dates, or specific search terms. To conduct a general keyword search, use the search box at the top of this page. To learn more about the fields and the terms used in this online collection, visit the Search page on this site. To learn more about options for advanced searching, see the Using Advanced Search page on the CONTENTdm Help Page.

Citing Maps from North Carolina Maps
Please see the Map Citation Guide on this site for examples of electronic maps described in MLA and Chicago styles, as well as links to additional sources for help with citing electronic materials.

Publishing and/or Purchasing Copies of Maps on this Site
High-resolution digital images and digital prints of the maps digitized for this project may be available for purchase. To inquire about purchasing a digital image or print, or about using one of the maps in a website, publication, or exhibit, contact the repository that is listed as owning the original copy:

North Carolina Collection
CB#3930 Wilson Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890
(919) 962-1172

State Archives of North Carolina
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614
(919) 807-7310

Outer Banks History Center
P.O. Box 250
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2655

Forsyth County Public Library
North Carolina Room
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-3070

Downloading Georeferenced Maps
Many of the maps that have been georeferenced and displayed in the Interactive section of this site are available for download to be used in GIS systems. Please visit the Davis Library GIS page at for more information.