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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Place Names & Gazetteer Resources

Online Gazetteers

Place names change over time, and these links can help to find older placenames, their locations, and current equivalents.

Use the following links to search for information on a placename to help you locate it on a map and in other sources.

Combination Atlases of counties are a good source of historical property ownership information as well.

University Libraries Special Collections and Archives has holdings of many of these atlases for local counties in Ohio. They can be searched by name in the KentLINK catalog. For the current era, plat maps and property information from the county auditor in question are very useful.

Print Gazetteers

Some gazetteer information is best found in print resources. Use the following items found in our collection for specialized Ohio and U.S. place names.