Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sanborn Maps

From Steve Eskew comes the reminder to check out the Kentuckiana Digital Library. You may have seen the images and newspapers available at this site, but be sure to check out the Sanborn maps. [Click on Maps on left side of the main page.]

These maps were used for fire insurance purposes and show all buildings within the town. They show the type of structure (frame, brick, etc), whether it is a dwelling or business and the type of business. Maps are available for the following towns: Providence, Sebree, Henderson, Marion, Morganfield, Sturgis, Uniontown, Dawson Springs, Madisonville, Princeton, Eddyville and Cadiz. There are no Sanborn maps listed for Livingston County.

Spend some time with this site - you will be glad you did.

Copyright by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

1 comment:

Janet said...

Thanks for posting the link. I really enjoyed the Oral History of Clarence R. Wells.