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How to Use Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Get digital maps of Texas 1867-1970.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in Texas towns and cities across a century of change.

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Texas Digital Sanborn Maps provides digital access to 2,118 large scale maps of 436 Texas towns and cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, ElPaso, Fort Worth, and San Antonio that are primary sources.

Maps include detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in Texas towns and cities across a century of change and have information such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. Plans often include details on construction materials and building use; and also depict pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, dumps, and other features likely to affect the property's vulnerability to earthquake, fire, and flood.

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