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Topographic Maps

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1721

Scope and Contents

Topographic maps by the U.S. Geological Survey of various cities and towns in West Virginia. These are quadrangle maps covering four-sided areas bound by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Contour lines show land shapes and elevation; colors distinguish map features, such as roads, rural areas, woodlands, urban areas, landmark buildings, etc. Due to the collection's diversity in age, information recorded on the maps may vary.

The maps' sizes are given in minutes of 7.5, 15, 20, 30, or 60. The minutes represent the scale and area, with the higher numbers corresponding to a larger area of square mileage. For example, a 7.5 minute series map represents a scale of 1:24,000, while a 15 minute series represents 1:62,500.

Boxes 1-3 include 15 minute quadrangles and larger, and boxes 4-9 include 7.5 minute quadrangles. The two oversize items are 1 degree sheets.

Dates

  • 1891-1989
  • Majority of material found within 1900-1980

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 ft. 3 in. (9 flat storage boxes, 3 in. each; 1 oversize folder, 2 items))

Overview

Topographic maps by the U.S. Geological Survey of various cities and towns in West Virginia. These are quadrangle maps covering four-sided areas bound by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Contour lines show land shapes and elevation; colors distinguish map features, such as roads, rural areas, woodlands, urban areas, landmark buildings, etc.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
Topographic Maps, 1891-1989
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536