Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are filed in the map case and include:
These show contours, land features, buildings, cemeteries for Tazewell County.
A historical map of Augusta County, Virginia, 1732-1872.
Map showing 92,100 acre grant for Benjamin Borden lying and being on the west side of the blue Ridge in the county of Augusta, November 6, 1739.
Fincastle County, Virginia, 1772-1777.
Historical map showing Botetourt County, Virginia, 1770-1820.
A historical map of Montgomery County, Virginia giving the names and locations of many of the early adventurers in the territory from 1750 to 1865.
A settlement map of Wythe County, Virginia giving the names and locations of many of the early adventurers in the territory from 1745 to 1858.
Burke's Garden, 1753.
Eldridge, Carrie. On the frontier of Virginia and North Carolina.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Include street names, building location and construction, owners, some land features. Available for selected years within the following ranges:
- Bluefield: 1930
- Pocahontas: 1893-1930
- Richlands: 1936
- Tazewell: 1897-1929
Available in print and on microfilm.
Doran, Michael F. Atlas of county boundary changes in Virginia, 1634-1895
Gannett, Henry. A gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia.
Thorndale, William and William Dollarhide. Map guide to the U.S. federal censuses, 1790-1920
Birmingham Public Library
Cartography Collection: Virginia
Several of the maps in this collection show county boundaries at different times in Virginia’s history. Navigation options permit zooming in for detailed views.
Map Collection: Virginia
See historic topographic maps, which include quadrangles covering Tazewell County, pre-1945.
Zoom in on these quadrangle views to see land features, schools, communities in 1947.