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Maps of South Carolina are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Old South Carolina maps are effective sources of geographical information and useful for historical, genealogical and territorial research.
Our collection of South Carolina maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 17th century to the present and include:
- South Carolina Township maps, including maps showing the progress of the original government surveys
- South Carolina Road, Highway and railroad maps
- South Carolina Maps showing the state’s geological features
- South Carolina Nautical charts
- South Carolina timeline of county boundaries changes
- South Carolina Military maps
- South Carolina Maps of specific towns, counties, islands, harbors, and bodies of water
- Colonial era maps of South Carolina
- Bird’s eye views of South Carolina cities and towns
Historical Maps of South Carolina are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. South Carolina Maps are vital historical evidence but must be interpreted cautiously and carefully.
The South Carolina Library from the University of South Carolina at Columbia contains the finest assortment of early South Carolina maps. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History puts out a pamphlet “The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,” which can be procured online. There is no gazetteer for South Carolina.
Old Historical Atlas Maps of South Carolina
This Historical South Carolina Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of South Carolina were published in atlases and spans over 300 years of growth for the state.
Some South Carolina maps years have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines, and other features useful to the South Carolina researcher.
Jeffery’s 1776 Map of South Carolina – Southern Section
Jeffery’s 1776 Map of 1776 Map of North Carolina With Their Indian Frontiers – Northern Section
Carey’s 1795 Map of South Carolina
Carey’s 1804 Atlas Map of South Carolina
Carey’s 1814 State Map of South Carolina
Carey’s 1822 Atlas Map Of South Carolina
Finley’s 1827 Map of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
Tanner’s 1836 Antique South Carolina
Morse’s 1845 Map of South Carolina
Colton’s 1856 Map of South Carolina with Plan of Charleston, Vicinity and Harbor
Mitchell’s 1880 State and County Map of North and South Carolina with Plan of Charleston
Map of South Carolina County Formations 1747-1987
This Interactive Map of South Carolina Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the South Carolina territory in 1747 to 1987.
South Carolina County Maps of Road and Highway’s
The South Carolina Department of Transportation has prepared a series of county road maps. These maps contain more detailed information about man-made features than the geological survey maps.
External South Carolina Map Resources
- Old Historical Maps of South Carolina (alabamamaps.ua.edu)
- South Carolina Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers (ancestry.com)
- U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry.com)
- Library of Congress South Carolina Map Collections (loc.gov)
- Old Maps of South Carolina (old-maps.com)
- South Carolina Antique Maps and Historical Atlases (historicmapworks.com)
- Historical South Carolina State Maps (mapsofthepast.com)
- Antique Maps of South Carolina (raremaps.com)
- South Carolina Map Books (amazon.com)