Arranged chronologically, the map collection documents the development of DeKalb County over the past two centuries. The collection includes 1924 Sanborn Maps of Atlanta, the 1928 topographical maps of Atlanta, and the 1915 Maynard-Carter-Simmons Atlas of DeKalb County.
Unless otherwise noted, the images in our collections belong to the DHC, a membership based non-profit, and may only be reproduced with our written permission. If permission is granted, you will be charged a fee and we will need information including, but not limited to, the intended use, publisher, and date of publication. Please contact the archivist for additional information about using images from our collection.
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The system used to number the DeKalb History Center's map collection follows these guidelines:
Although the numbering system may be confusing, the hope is that it will afford a wealth of information about each map, and still allow for consecutive chronological map organization.
A DeKalb History Center member went to the Library of Congress in 2013 and scanned the set of Atlanta topo maps published in 1930. The scale maps of Atlanta 1:2400 include 50 pages, and the Atlanta Vicinity maps 1:12000 include 32 pages, though some pages could not be found at all.
The entire set is available here at the DHC as digital images. Here are some links to some maps that contain DeKalb County.
Militia Districts Key, older numbers
District Number Name
686 Cross Keys
1045 Stone Mountain
Militia Districts map, 1951 numbers