Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for Shepherdstown — 1899

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Sanborn Maps Collection.

Each Sanborn Map included a “key,” upper left. It shows how the town is divided, by page number. Page 3 is in the exhibit. The index includes street names, addresses, and “Specials” such as churches, schools, businesses and government buildings. The Note lists the size of the fire company and water facilities. Inside the circle, it provides the population as 1,600 and rates the water facilities as “indifferent.”