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Sanborn Maps of Nevada

Nevada Sanborn® Holdings Inventory

NOTE: No one institution holds all editions in any single format

(Also note: Not all of these maps were produced by the Sanborn Map Company)


town name map pub date #
of sheets
web
access
(in color)
print version
(in color)
online
subscription
(in b&w)**
microfilm
(in b&w)*
Aurora
Mineral County
1890 1 NHS LC

UNR

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1890rev.19??
(undated changes in pencil)
1   NHS (missing)    
Austin
Lander County
1886 1 NHS LC

UNR

1890 1 NHS LC

UNR

1907 1 NHS LC

UNR

1907rev.1917 1 CSUN    
1907rev.1941 1   NHS LC IND

UNR

Battle Mountain
Lander County
(Palisade included in 1885)
1885 1 NHS LC

UNR

1890 1 NHS LC

UNR

1897 1 NHS LC

UNR

1907 1 NHS LC

UNR

1927 7   SC CSUN LC

UNR

1927rev.1943 7   NHS (partial) IND LC

UNR

Caliente
Lincoln County
1928rev.1940*** 2   NHS

 

 
Carlin
Elko County
1885 1 NHS LC

UNR

1890 1 NHS LC

UNR

1897 1 NHS LC

UNR

1927 5   SC LC

UNR

1927rev.1943 5   IND LC

UNR

1927rev.1952 5   NHS    
Carson City
[independent city; formerly part of Ormsby County]
1885 4 NHS LC

 

 
1890 4 NHS LC

 

 
1907 13 NHS LC

UNR

1907rev.1923 13
(incl. cover)
NHS (booklet)    
1907rev.1941 13   IND UU

UNR

1907rev.1952 13   NHS

 

 
Columbia
Esmeralda County
1905 1 NHS LC

UNR

Dayton
Lyon County
1890 1 NHS LC

UNR

1895 1 NHS LC

UNR

1895rev.1902 1 NHS

 

 
1907 1 NHS LC

UNR

1907rev.1930 1   NHS LC IND

UNR

East Ely
White Pine County

(SEE Ely)

 
Elko
Elko County
1885 2 NHS LC

UNR

1890 2 NHS LC

UNR

1897 3 NHS LC

UNR

1904 6 NHS LC

UNR

1907 6 NHS LC

UNR

1912 8 SC LC

UNR

1927 16   LC CSUN SU

UNR

1927rev.1943 16   LC IND

UNR

Ely
White Pine County
(East Ely included on
highest #'d sheets)
1907 8 NHS LC

UNR

1912 11 SC LC

UNR

1923 11 SC LC

UNR

1923rev.1941 12   CSUN IND

 

 
1923rev.1945 12   LC

UNR

Eureka
Eureka County
1886 3 NHS LC

UNR

1890 3 NHS LC

UNR

1907 4 NHS LC

UNR

1907rev.1941 4   LC IND    
Fallon
Churchill County
1905 1 NHS LC

UNR

1909 3 NHS LC

UNR

1912 8 SC LC

UNR

1923 13 SC LC CSUN

UNR

1923rev.1943 13   LC IND

UNR

Gardnerville
Douglas County
(Minden included
in 1912)
1899 1 NHS LC

UNR

1907 1 NHS LC

UNR

1912 3 SC NHS LC

UNR

1923 3 SC LC

UNR

1923rev.1943 3   LC IND

UNR

Gold Hill
Storey County
(SEE ALSO Virginia City)
1877 4 NHS

 

 
1890 4 NHS

UNR

1890rev.1904
(incomplete)
3 NHS

 

 
1907 1 NHS

UNR

1923 1 SC CSUN UU

UNR

1923rev.1930 1   LC NHS  IND UNR
Goldfield
Esmeralda County
1905 6 NHS LC

UNR

1906 7 NHS LC

UNR

1909 8 SC CSUN LC

UNR

1909rev.1917 8 LC IND Hunt

UNR

1909rev.1933 8   NHS

 

 
Hawthorne
Mineral County
1942 2   LC

UNR

1942rev.1943 2   LC IND

UNR

Las Vegas
Clark County
1923 10 SC LC

UNR

1928 15   LC

UNR

1928rev.1944 21   IND

 

 
1928rev.1950 23   LC

UNR

1928rev.1954 n/a   CSUN

 

 
1928rev.1959 n/a   CSUN

 

 
1928rev.1961/62 36   NSMLV

 

 
Lovelock
Pershing County
1904 2 NHS LC

UNR

1907 3 NHS LC

UNR

1914 4 SC LC

UNR

1923 7 SC LC

UNR

1923rev.1943 7   LC IND

UNR

1923rev.1952 7   NHS    
Mina
Mineral County
1917 1 NHS

 

 
1923rev.19?? 1 NHS

 

 
Minden
Douglas County
(SEE ALSO Gardnerville)
1912 1 SC

UNR

1923 2 SC LC CSUN

UNR

1923rev.1943 2   LC IND

UNR

Palisade
Lander County
(SEE ALSO Battle Mountain)
1885 1 NHS

UNR

Pioche
Lincoln County
1924 1   NHS

 

 
1939 1   NHS LC IND CSUN

UNR
(2 editions)

Reno
Washoe County
1879 1 NHS SC (b&w)

 

 
1885 5 NHS LC

UNR

1890 10 NHS LC

UNR

1899 18 NHS LC

UNR

1904  (penciled changes to 1911) 31 NHS LC

UNR

1906 31 NHS LC

UNR

1918 64 SC LC

UNR

1918rev.1933
(penciled changes to 1936 or 1937)
65   NHS

 

 
1918rev.1941 n/a   CSUN

 

 
1918rev.1944 n/a   IND

 

 
1918rev.1947 68   NHS

 

 
1918rev.1949 73   LC

UNR

1918rev.1953 71   NHS

 

 
1918rep.1955 78   LC

UNR

1954rev.1958 n/a   CSUN

 

 
1955rev.1972 72   NHS (partial)

 

 
Rhyolite
Nye County
1909 2 SC NHS LC

UNR

1909 rev.1912 2 LC IND

UNR

Sparks
Washoe County
1904 6 NHS LC

UNR

1907 9 NHS LC

UNR

1912 10 SC LC

UNR

1925 16   SC LC CSUN

UNR

1925rev.1930 16   NHS

 

 
1925rev.1942 16   IND

 

 
1925rev.1946 16   LC

UNR

Tonopah
Nye County
1905 7 NHS LC

UNR

1906 7 NHS LC

UNR

1909 8 SC LC

UNR

1917 15 SC LC

UNR

1917rev.1941 15   NHS (partial) LC IND

UNR

Tuscarora
Elko County
1886 1 NHS LC

UNR

1890 1 NHS LC

UNR

Verdi
Washoe County
1912 2 SC LC CSUN

UNR

1912rev.1930 2   NHS LC IND

UNR

Virginia City
Storey County
(SEE ALSO Gold Hill)
1877
 
??   n/a

 

 
1890 NHS LC SC

UNR

1890rev.1904
 
9 NHS (partial)

 

 
1907 6 NHS LC

UNR

1923 6 SC LC UU CSUN

UNR

1923rev.1930 6   NHS LC IND

UNR

Wadsworth
Washoe County
1885 1 NHS LC

UNR

1890 1 NHS LC

UNR

1897 3 NHS LC

UNR

Wells
Elko County
1914 2 SC LC

UNR

1914 rev.1943 2   LC IND

UNR

1914 rev.1952 2   NHS (partial)

 

 
Winnemucca
Humboldt County
1885 2 NHS LC

UNR

1890 2 NHS LC

UNR

1897 3 NHS LC

UNR

1904 3 NHS LC

UNR

1907 6 NHS LC

UNR

1912 9 SC CSUN LC

UNR

1912-1943 9   LC IND UU

UNR

1912-1952 9   NHS (partial)    
Yerington
Lyon County
1909 2 NHS LC

UNR

1923 6 SC LC

UNR

1923-1943
 
6   NHS (partial) LC IND

UNR


SC Special Collections Department, Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno  

NHS
Nevada Historical Society, Reno   (owns all items in print form)
LC Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
IND Geographic Operations Branch, US Bureau of the Census, Jeffersonville, Indiana  
CSUN California State University, Northridge
Hunt The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
NSMLV Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, Las Vegas
UU University of Utah, Salt Lake City
SU Stanford University, Stanford, California

  * Microfilm sets: collections of original Sanborn Map Company surveys owned by LC
     and filmed in b&w are available for viewing at the following locations in Nevada:

  • Special Collections Department, Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Nevada Historical Society, Reno
  • Washoe County Library, Downtown Library
  • Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City
  • Special Collections Department, Lied Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Clark County Library, Las Vegas Branch

  ** UNR is the only Nevada subscriber to the online Sanborn® maps (in b&w) owned
       by LC (identical to the microfilm).  Only UNR-affiliated persons have web access
       to the online subscription

  ***  notes about maps not produced by the Sanborn Map Company
  • the Caliente sheets are probably NOT Sanborns
  • the Gold Hill 1877 sheets are probably NOT Sanborns
  • the Hawthorne sheets are blue-line prints that were
    surveyed by the Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific
  • the Mina 1917 sheet was produced by Royal & Queen, Inc. Co.
  • the Mina 1923 sheet was produced by Aetna, Inc. Co.
  • the Pioche 1939 sheet was surveyed by the Board of Fire
    Underwriters of the Pacific
  • the Reno 1897 sheet was surveyed and drawn by T.B. Camp

This inventory makes no claim of inclusivity of all holdings but is extremely
indebted to previous inventories by Eric Moody (NHS) and others as cited below.
 


Reference sources for this inventory
 
Hunt, Bill, Evelyn L. Woodruff and revised by Philip Hoehn and Linda Newman. Union List of Sanborn & Other Fire Insurance Maps, Nevada      http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/sanbul_NV.html
 
CSUN: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Nevada http://www.csun.edu/~maplibr/Sanborn/SanNV.html#anchor1013
 
Moody, Eric N, "Urban History in Fire Insurance Maps: Nevada as a Case Study." Western Association of Map Libraries Information Bulletin, v. 10, no. 2 (1979), p. 129-138
 
Moody, Eric N. "A Further Note on Nevada's Sanborn Maps: Additional Holdings." Western Association of Map Libraries Information Bulletin, v. 10, no. 3 (1979), p. 259-260
 
Nevada Historical Society. Nevada Fire Insurance Maps - A Union List by Eric N. Moody. [rev. 8/07]
 
United States Library of Congress. Fire insurance maps in the Library of Congress. Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 1981.