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Map collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS290

Scope and Content

This collection includes city maps of Atlanta and its suburbs, as well as plat maps drawn to facilitate the purchase of new homes in neighborhoods and subdivisions in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties. The maps illustrate the physical growth of the city of Atlanta and the creation of neighborhoods in and around the city in the latter half of the 19th century through the late 20th century.


  • 1853-1991, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


1467 map(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is organized in two series: 1. Atlanta city maps, 2. Plat maps. Maps in series one are listed by their published titles, with the exceptions of titles included in brackets [ ] which are supplied by staff. Maps in series two are arranged by land district number according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1956 and subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Map collection
Paul Crater
April 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305