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 [In map drawer]

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

Asheville 1891 [In map drawer]

Asheville (circa mid 1920s?)

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

Home Owners' Loan Corporation "redline" map of Asheville, 1937 [in Housing Authority City of the City of Asheville map drawer]

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Asheville, 1917. Bound book (21.25" X 13.5") containing 45 individual maps. (Scale 50 feet = 1 Inch). In map drawer. (A digital version of this map is available from the NC Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.)


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

Chimney Rock's Early Landowners ; a diagramatic and textual history of Chimney Rock by local author Rose Senehi [In map drawer]


Other Areas

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

Eastern Kentucky Coal Field, Southern Appalachian Transportation Routes and Iron Ores , 1891 [In map drawer]

Germany, Holland, Belgium, and northern Italy, circa 1867 [In map drawer]