D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives


Maps are generally held as part of a larger collection. A selection of holdings, listed by the geographic area they predominantly cover, are:


Asheville and Buncombe County

Boundary changes, 1797 - 1917 ; map showing the Asheville city limits

City of Asheville Annexations, 1997 - 2004 ; map of areas annexed, and year of annexation

Asheville 1891

Asheville (circa mid 1920s?)

Plats - maps and drawings showing properties and land plots in Asheville and Buncombe County, primarily during the early 20th century, and two city tax maps detailing street and property layouts

The Housing Authority City of Asheville collection ; includes street maps of the redeveloped areas


Western North Carolina

Shirley Stipp Collection ; various early maps of western North Carolina including, civil war maps, travel maps, and USGS survey maps

Speculation Lands Collection ; maps of speculation lands purchased by Tench Coxe in the 19th century. The collection contains family land surveys, plats, and industrial survey maps, and represent some of the earliest maps of western North Carolina


Other Areas

The Carolina Mountain Club Collection; USGS maps of North Carolina, parts of South Carolina and Tennessee