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The Sanborn Map Company's fire insurance maps are excellent resources for researching communities, industries, or specific buildings. Sanborn began producing maps just after the Civil War and ceased updates for most just after World War II. The level of detail shown in each map and Sanborn's high production standards ensure uniform information over long periods of time.

Because Sanborn maps are a tool of the fire insurance industry, they focus on fire risks and fire-fighting capabilities. This, in turn, provides 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.

For more information:

Neil Guilbeau, Coordinator of University Archives and Mississippiana

   (662) 325-3935             nguilbeau@library.msstate.edu

The Library of Congress provides detailed interpretation guides for Sanborn maps:

Digital Copies:

Search and browse digital copies of Sanborn maps at the Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 database.

Print Copies:

The following is a list of all Sanborn maps known to exist for Mississippi. Maps we own are indicated in bold. The collection includes original color maps for single dates and black-and-white photocopies of corrected maps (double dates followed by "corr.").


Aberdeen

1885, 1890, 1894, 1899, 1905, 1910, 1918, 1925, 1925/1959 corr. (Special Collections only)

Ackerman

1898, 1904, 1909, 1925, 1925/1933 corr.

Amory

1902 (Library of Congress only), 1906, 1911, 1918, 1925, 1929, 1929/1961 corr. (Special Collections only)

Baldwyn

1925

Batesville

1925, 1932

Bay St. Louis / Waveland

1893, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1917, 1924, 1930

Belzoni

1905, 1911, 1915, 1927

Benoit

1915, 1925

Biloxi / d'Iberville / North Biloxi

1893, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1914, 1925, 1925/1948 corr. (Library of Congress only), 1925/1952 corr. (MSU copy on microfilm), 1925/1962 corr.(Special Collections only)

Bolton

1905, 1925

Booneville

1910

Brookhaven / Bogue Chitto

1886, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1918, 1925

Brooksville

1925, 1925/1939 corr. (Special Collections only)

Byhalia

1915, 1932

Canton

1887, 1892, 1905, 1911, 1916, 1925, 1925/1963 corr. (Special Collections only)

Carrollton / North Carrollton

1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1925

Centreville

1886, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1909, 1925

Charleston

1915, 1925, 1925/1960 corr. (Special Collections only)

Clarksdale / Lyon

1892, 1897, 1905, 1909, 1914, 1918, 1923, 1929, 1929/1966 corr. (Special Collections only)

Cleveland

1905, 1909, 1913, 1925, 1933, 1933/1960 (Special Collections only)

Coffeeville

1893 (Library of Congress only), 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1925

Coldwater

1886, 1892, 1905, 1910, 1917, 1925

Collins

1925

Columbia

1915, 1925, 1931

Columbus

1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1926, 1926/1966 corr. (Special Collections only)

Como

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1911, 1918, 1925

Corinth / West Corinth

1885, 1889, 1894, 1899, 1904, 1909, 1913, 1924, 1924/1963 corr. (Special Collections only)

Crystal Springs

1889, 1893, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1915, 1925, 1930

Drew

1925

Durant

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1914, 1925, 1925/1942 corr.

Edwards

1886, 1893, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1925

Ellisville

1890, 1895, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1915, 1926

Enterprise / New Enterprise

1885, 1890, 1895, 1906, 1912, 1926

Eupora

1905, 1910, 1918, 1925, 1925/1938 corr.

Fayette

1904, 1908, 1925

Forest

1928

Friars Point

1886, 1897, 1904, 1909, 1918, 1924/1936 corr.

Fulton

1929

Gloster [City]

1893, 1899, 1904, 1909, 1925, 1925/1936 corr.

Greenville

1887, 1890, 1896, 1905, 1911, 1915, 1925, 1931, 1932/1968 corr. (Special Collections only)

Greenwood

1892, 1897, 1899, 1905, 1911, 1918, 1926, 1926/1964 corr. (Special Collections only)

Grenada / Tie Plant

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1913, 1925, 1925/1959 corr. (Special Collections only)

Gulfport

1904, 1907, 1912, 1921, 1929

Hattiesburg

1890, 1895, 1898, 1903, 1906, 1910, 1915, 1925, 1931

Hazlehurst

1886, 1892, 1897, 1907, 1913, 1925

Hernando

1892, 1903, 1909, 1915, 1925, 1936

Hollandale

1926

Holly Springs

1887, 1892, 1897 (misdated as 1891 in digital collection), 1907, 1915, 1925

Houston

1925, 1925/1944 corr. (Special Collections only)

Indianola

1900, 1915, 1925, 1931

Itta Bena

1905, 1918, 1925

Iuka

1925

Jackson / Fondren

1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1904, 1909, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1925/1946 corr. [reprinted 1948 as small spiral bound atlas], 1925/1967-68 corr. (Special Collections only)

Kosciusko

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1914, 1925, 1932, 1932/1960 corr. (Special Collections only)

Lambert

1925

Laurel

1900, 1907, 1910, 1915, 1926, 1926/1966 corr. (Special Collections only)

Leland

1898, 1904, 1909, 1915, 1925

Lexington

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1914, 1925, 1925/1951 corr. (Special Collections only)

Long Beach

1924, 1930

Louisville

1925, 1925/1942 corr.

Lumberton

1906, 1912, 1925, 1925/1944 corr.

McComb [City]

1886 (Special Collections only), 1893, 1898, 1904, 1907, 1913, 1918, 1925

McHenry

1925

Macon

1885, 1890, 1894, 1899, 1904, 1925, 1925/1942 corr.

Magnolia

1898, 1904, 1909, 1918, 1925

Marks

1925

Meridian

1885, 1889, 1893, 1898, 1912, 1925/1967 corr. (Special Collections only)

Mississippi City / Handsboro

1900, 1904, 1909, 1924, 1929

Moorhead

1907, 1911, 1918, 1925

Moss Point

1893, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1915, 1925

Natchez

1886, 1897, 1901, 1904, 1910, 1925, 1925/1966 corr. (Special Collections only)

New Albany

1904, 1907, 1913, 1925, 1925/1962 corr. (Special Collections only)

Newton

1905, 1910, 1927

Ocean Springs

1893, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1925

Okolona

1889, 1894, 1899, 1905, 1910, 1925, 1925/1945 corr.

Oxford

1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1916, 1925, 1925/1949 corr. (Special Collections only)

Pascagoula

1904, 1918, 1924

Pass Christian / Henderson Point

1893, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1918, 1924, 1930

Philadelphia / Deemer

1926, 1932, 1932/1942 corr.

Picayune

1929, 1951

Pickens

1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1925

Pontotoc

1895 (Library of Congress only), 1898, 1905, 1910, 1916, 1925, 1929, 1929/1953 corr. (Special Collections only)

Poplarville

1915, 1925

Port Gibson

1889, 1896, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1925, 1930, 1930/1948 corr.

Quitman

1930, 1951

Raymond

1925

Richton

1925

Ripley

1925

Rolling Fork

1915, 1916 (Library of Congress only), 1926, 1936

Rosedale

1904, 1909, 1918, 1924, 1925 (Library of Congress only), 1925/1947 corr. (Special Collections only)

Ruleville

1925

Sardis

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1915, 1925

Scranton

1893, 1898, 1909

Senatobia

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1915, 1925

Shaw

1911, 1925, 1933

Shelby

1911, 1919, 1925

Shubuta

1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1912, 1926

Starkville

1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1918, 1925, 1925/1959 corr. (Special Collections only)

Summit

1886, 1892, 1902, 1913, 1918, 1925, 1925/1950 corr. (Special Collections only)

Sumner

1925, 1925/1938 corr.

Sumrall

1925

Sunflower

1925

Tchula

1925

Tunica

1918, 1924, 1925/1946 corr. (Special Collections only)

Tupelo / East Tupelo

1889, 1894, 1899, 1903, 1909, 1914, 1919, 1924, 1929, 1929/1964 corr. (Special Collections only)

Tutwiler

1925

Tylertown

1925, 1931

Union

1926

Vaiden

1889, 1894, 1899, 1905, 1910, 1925

Vicksburg / Walters / Waltersville

1886, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1907, 1913, 1925, 1925/1969 corr. (Special Collections only)

Water Valley

1885, 1890, 1893, 1898, 1903, 1910, 1925, 1932

Webb

1925

Wesson

1886, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1925

West Point

1885, 1890, 1894, 1898, 1905, 1910, 1918, 1925, 1925/1959 corr. (Special Collections only)

Wiggins

1925

Winona

1886, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1925, 1932, 1932/1940 corr.

Woodville

1886, 1893, 1904, 1909, 1925

Yazoo City

1886, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1927, 1927/1962 corr. (Special Collections only)