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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
These detailed black and white maps of Columbia, Mount Pleasant, and over 100 other Tennessee towns and cities provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, building use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, house numbers, and more. African American properties in Sanborn Maps lists more than 500 properties (and sheet numbers).
Maps, GIS, and Related Sources
Tennessee Civil War GIS Project
This interactive site shows hundreds of locations where Civil War battles and engagements took place.
Digitized maps from the 1930s for selected Tennessee counties provide the following information: school names, pupil distribution, bus routes, and road conditions. Each map has a symbol for African American and white schools.