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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 Available NHS LC

UNR

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

UNR

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1890 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

checked
1907 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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

UNR

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

UNR

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1890 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1897 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1907 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1927 7   SC CSUN LC

UNR

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1927rev.1943 7   NHS (partial) IND LC

UNR

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

 

 
Carlin
Elko County
1885 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1890 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1897 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1927 5   SC LC

UNR

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1927rev.1943 5   IND LC

UNR

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

 

 
1890 4 Available NHS LC

 

 
1907 13 Available NHS LC

UNR

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

UNR

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1907rev.1952 13   NHS

 

 
Columbia
Esmeralda County
1905 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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Dayton
Lyon County
1890 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1895 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1895rev.1902 1 Restricted NHS

 

 
1907 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1907rev.1930 1   NHS LC IND

UNR

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East Ely
White Pine County

(SEE Ely)

 
Elko
Elko County
1885 2 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1890 2 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1897 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1904 6 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1907 6 Available NHS LC

UNR

checked
1912 8 Available SC LC

UNR

checked
1927 16   LC CSUN SU

UNR

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1927rev.1943 16   LC IND

UNR

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

UNR

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1912 11 Available SC LC

UNR

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1923 11 Available SC LC

UNR

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1923rev.1941 12   CSUN IND

 

 
1923rev.1945 12   LC

UNR

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Eureka
Eureka County
1886 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1890 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1907 4 Available NHS LC

UNR

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

UNR

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1909 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1912 8 Available SC LC

UNR

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1923 13 Available SC LC CSUN

UNR

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1923rev.1943 13   LC IND

UNR

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

UNR

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1907 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

checked
1912 3 Available SC NHS LC

UNR

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1923 3 Available SC LC

UNR

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1923rev.1943 3   LC IND

UNR

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

 

 
1890 4 Available NHS

UNR

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1890rev.1904
(incomplete)
3 Restricted NHS

 

 
1907 1 Available NHS

UNR

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1923 1 Available SC CSUN UU

UNR

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

UNR

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1906 7 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1909 8 Available SC CSUN LC

UNR

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1909rev.1917 8 Available LC IND Hunt

UNR

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1909rev.1933 8   NHS

 

 
Hawthorne
Mineral County
1942 2   LC

UNR

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1942rev.1943 2   LC IND

UNR

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Las Vegas
Clark County
1923 10 Available SC LC

UNR

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1928 15   LC

UNR

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1928rev.1944 21   IND

 

 
1928rev.1950 23   LC

UNR

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1928rev.1954 n/a   CSUN

 

 
1928rev.1959 n/a   CSUN

 

 
1928rev.1961/62 36   NSMLV

 

 
Lovelock
Pershing County
1904 2 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1907 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1914 4 Available SC LC

UNR

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1923 7 Available SC LC

UNR

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1923rev.1943 7   LC IND

UNR

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

 

 
1923rev.19?? 1 Restricted NHS

 

 
Minden
Douglas County
(SEE ALSO Gardnerville)
1912 1 Available SC

UNR

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1923 2 Available SC LC CSUN

UNR

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1923rev.1943 2   LC IND

UNR

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

UNR

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Pioche
Lincoln County
1924 1   NHS

 

 
1939 1   NHS LC IND CSUN

UNR
(2 editions)

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

 

 
1885 5 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1890 10 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1899 18 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1904  (penciled changes to 1911) 31 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1906 31 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1918 64 Available SC LC

UNR

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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

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1918rev.1953 71   NHS

 

 
1918rep.1955 78   LC

UNR

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1954rev.1958 n/a   CSUN

 

 
1955rev.1972 72   NHS (partial)

 

 
Rhyolite
Nye County
1909 2 Available SC NHS LC

UNR

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1909 rev.1912 2 Available LC IND

UNR

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Sparks
Washoe County
1904 6 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1907 9 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1912 10 Available SC LC

UNR

checked
1925 16   SC LC CSUN

UNR

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1925rev.1930 16   NHS

 

 
1925rev.1942 16   IND

 

 
1925rev.1946 16   LC

UNR

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Tonopah
Nye County
1905 7 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1906 7 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1909 8 Available SC LC

UNR

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1917 15 Available SC LC

UNR

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1917rev.1941 15   NHS (partial) LC IND

UNR

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Tuscarora
Elko County
1886 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1890 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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Verdi
Washoe County
1912 2 Available SC LC CSUN

UNR

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1912rev.1930 2   NHS LC IND

UNR

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

 

 
1890 Available NHS LC SC

UNR

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1890rev.1904
 
9 Restricted NHS (partial)

 

 
1907 6 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1923 6 Available SC LC UU CSUN

UNR

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1923rev.1930 6   NHS LC IND

UNR

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Wadsworth
Washoe County
1885 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1890 1 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1897 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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Wells
Elko County
1914 2 Available SC LC

UNR

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1914 rev.1943 2   LC IND

UNR

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1914 rev.1952 2   NHS (partial)

 

 
Winnemucca
Humboldt County
1885 2 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1890 2 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1897 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1904 3 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1907 6 Available NHS LC

UNR

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1912 9 Available SC CSUN LC

UNR

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1912-1943 9   LC IND UU

UNR

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

UNR

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1923 6 Available SC LC

UNR

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1923-1943
 
6   NHS (partial) LC IND

UNR

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

NHS
Nevada Historical Society, Reno   (owns all restricted 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

  * checkedMicrofilm 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.