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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Original and revised Sanborn maps for 116 communities across Mississippi, housed in the Mississippiana and Rare Books division of Special Collections. Produced from just after the Civil War to just after World War II, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide a wide range of information about architectural structure, integrity and use of buildings; terrain; transportation; employment; locally-available goods and services; and the general population of a town.

How to access: Search the Finding Aids of the Mississippiana Special Collections Repository or explore the Digital Collections.

Location: Special Collections, Mitchell Memorial Library 3rd Floor