Maps and Atlases
Check the library catalog first to identify maps you need. Most thematic maps covering North Carolina are filed in the maps collection by LC or sudoc call numbers, or in thematic sections of the map collection. The catalog will provide call numbers and locations.
The library has all USGS topographic maps for North Carolina in the 1:24,000 scale. We also have incomplete sets of topographic maps for surrounding states. Go here for digital options.
North Carolina census tract and block group maps from the decennial censuses are available as follows:
For a more comprehensive information about Census maps and data, see the Census Data Guides and related webpages.
North Carolina is well-represented on agency interactive mapping web sites. See our links from the Interactive Mapping Sites web page.
There are a few maps of historical interest in a small, browseable section of the North Carolina map case. These thematic maps include highway and transportation maps, aerial photographs, soil maps, land use project plans, and county outline maps. Labels on the map case will direct you to the relevant drawers for browsing.
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