Historic Maps

Here are links to a number of fascinating historic maps of what is now Virginia-Highland, and of Atlanta:

Virginia-Highland Key Historic Subdivisions

The map shown below gives a rough idea of the key historic subdivisions and the approximate dates of their development. Click on the map for a larger version.

 

 

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1890s‑1930s Virginia-Highland Historical Development Maps, browsable collections of dozens of original plat maps from your section of Virginia-Highland.
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1949 Aerial atlas of Atlanta
The intersection of Virginia and Highland is in the lower left of map 93; you can navigate from there. Use with care; the time will fly by. There’s a great view of a tree-sparse Orme Park in the middle of map 80
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1928 Topographic survey of Atlanta:
Note, only the area from Virginia Ave. and south is available.

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1911 & 1920 Sanborn Fire Maps:

  • 1920 (note two sections of VaHi have maps available)
  • 1911 (note only limited sections of VaHi were mapped)
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1919 Birdseye map of Atlanta (15MB file)
(Virginia-Highland visible on far northeast horizon)
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1892 Birdseye map of Atlanta (18MB file)
(Virginia-Highland not covered)
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1878 City atlas
Note: does not cover what is today Virginia-Highland

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1871 Birdseye map of Atlanta (13MB file)
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—– Map of Annexations
Which areas were annexed to the City of Atlanta in which years?

Many 19th century maps of Atlanta are available here on Wikipedia.