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Originally prepared for the exclusive use of fire insurance companies and underwriters, Sanborn® Maps give detailed depictions of city buildings. They include such information as building dimensions, construction details, and significant building features.

Yale holds Sanborn® Maps for all of Connecticut.

New Haven Sanborn Index Maps for Google Earth

The Map Collection is always looking for new ways to allow our patrons to access our holdings. One new means of access we are very interested in is Google Earth. As an experiment, we have created digital index maps for each of the Sanborn® Map Sets that we hold for New Haven, CT.

These digital index files are written in KML (Keyhole Markup Language), the markup language that allows users to share geographic information through Google Earth in much the same way HTML allows information to be shared through web browsers. Within each of these KML documents (packaged as KMZ files), we have encoded information about each of the corresponding map sheets. Using the ExpressView Plugin, you can also access digital versions of the Sanborn® Map Sheets corresponding to each of the map "footprints" contained in the index files.

To access the New Haven Sanborn® KML files, do the following:

  1. Install Google Earth.
  2. Install the LizardTech ExpressView Plugin for Netscape®, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari Web browsers.
  3. Click on one of the links below to open the corresponding Sanborn Digital Index File:
  4. Zoom into an area, or search for a New Haven address that you are interested in.
  5. Click on the Label Point for the map footprint that overlaps your area of interest to open the description.
  6. Click on the HTML link to the scanned image to open it in your web browser.
  7. Have Fun!
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    City / County
    Edition Dates
    Ansonia, New Haven Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1911, 1924, 1924-1950(M)
    Baltic, New London Co. 1911, 1932
    Berlin, Hartford Co. 1887, 1895, 1901, 1908, 1914, 1927, 1927-1944(M)
    Bethel, Fairfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1927, 1927-1949(M)
    Birmingham, New Haven Co. 1886, 1892
    Bloomfield, Hartford Co. 1932
    Branford, New Haven Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1908, 1914, 1924, 1924-1941(M)
    Bridgeport, Fairfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1898, 1904, 1913, 1920, 1923, 1939, 1939-1950(M)
    Bristol, Hartford Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1916, 1921, 1928, 1928-1951(M)
    Canaan, Litchfield Co. 1896, 1901, 1909, 1923, 1923-1942(M)
    Central Village, Windham Co. 1903, 1911(M), 1917(M), 1927
    Chesire, New Haven Co. 1925, 1925-1960(M)
    Chester, Middlesex Co. 1897, 1903, 1908, 1914, 1925
    Clinton, Middlesex Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1908, 1917(M), 1924, 1924- 1941(M)
    Colchester, New London Co. 1884, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1908, 1927
    Collinsville, Hartford Co. 1884, 1892, 1903, 1909, 1921, 1921-1960(M)
    Cromwell, Middlesex Co. 1925, 1925-1941(M)
    Danbury, Fairfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1892, 1897, 1904, 1909, 1919, 1929, 1929-1950(M)
    Danielson, Windham Co. 1897, 1903, 1911, 1927, 1927-39(M)
    Danielsonville, Windham Co. 1884, 1892
    Darien, Fairfield Co. 1887, 1895, 1906, 1912, 1920, 1928, 1928-43(M), 1946, 1946- 1950(M)
    Dayville, Windham Co. 1892, 1903, 1911(M), 1917, 1927
    Deep River, Middlesex Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1908, 1914, 1925, 1925-1941(M)
    Derby, New Haven Co. 1885, 1896, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1924, 1924-1947(M) (Includes Shelton)
    East Haddam, Middlesex Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1903, 1908, 1925, 1935
    East Hampton, Middlesex Co. 1903, 1908, 1914, 1925, 1925-1936(M)
    East Hartford, Hartford Co. 1897, 1903, 1908, 1913, 1920, 1927, 1927-1949(M)
    East Haven, New Haven Co. 1920
    Essex, Middlesex Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1908, 1914, 1925, 1925-1943(M)
    Fairfield, Fairfield Co. 1922, 1930, 1930-1949(M)
    Falls Village, Litchfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1904, 1909, 1931
    Farmington, Hartford Co. 1924, 1924-1940(M)
    Forestville, Hartford Co. 1884
    Glastonbury, Hartford Co. 1928, 1928-1939(M)
    Greenwich, Fairfield Co. 1885, 1891, 1896, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1920, 1920-1950(M)
    Groton, New London Co. 1884
    Guilford, New Haven Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1908(M), 1925, 1925-1960(M)
    Hartford, Hartford Co. 1885, 1900, 1917(M), 1920(M), 1922, 1922-1950(M)
    Higganum, Middlesex Co. 1901, 1908, 1914
    Jewett City, New London Co. 1901, 1917, 1924, 1924-1939
    Kent, Litchfield Co. 1938
    Lakeville, Litchfield Co. 1904, 1909, 1923, 1923-1942
    Lime Rock, Litchfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1904, 1909, 1931
    Litchfield, Litchfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1910, 1923, 1923-1943(M)
    Madison, New Haven Co. 1915, 1925, 1925-1941(M)
    Manchester, Hartford Co. 1896, 1901, 1911, 1919, 1926, 1926-1949(M)
    Meriden, New Haven Co. 1884, 1891, 1896, 1901, 1901-1950(M)
    Middletown, Middlesex Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1907, 1913, 1924-1950(m)
    Milford, New Haven Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1911, 1920, 1925, 1925- 1950(M)
    Montville, New London Co. 1924
    Moosup, Windham Co. 1903, 1911(M), 1917(M), 1927, 1927-1945(M)
    Mystic, New London Co. 1884, 1891, 1903, 1911, 1924, 1924-1939(M)
    Naugatuck, New Haven Co. 1887, 1892, 1897, 1904, 1910, 1923, 1923-1960(M)
    New Britain, Hartford Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1901, 1909, 1909-1950(M)
    New Canaan, Fairfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1927, 1927-1949(M)
    New Hartford, Litchfield Co. 1884, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1912, 1925-1936(M)
    New Haven, New Haven Co. 1886, 1901, 1923-24, 1923-1951(M), 1973
    New London, New London Co. 1884, 1891, 1896, 1901, 1907, 1912(M), 1921, 1921- 1951(M)
    New Milford, Litchfield Co. 1887, 1892, 1897, 1904, 1909, 1931, 1931-1938(M)
    Newington, Hartford Co. 1941, 1941-1947(M)
    Newtown, Fairfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1929, 1951
    Niantic, New London Co. 1903, 1911, 1927, 1927-1940(M)
    Noank, New London Co. 1911, 1925
    Norfolk, Litchfield Co. 1900, 1909, 1925, 1925-1936(M)
    North Grosvenordale, Windham Co. 1897, 1917, 1927
    Norwalk, Fairfield Co. 1891, 1896, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1922
    Norwich, New London Co. 1885, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1909, 1914, 1926, 1926-1949(M)
    Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co. 1923, 1933
    Plainfield, Windham Co. 1911(M), 1917, 1930
    Plainville, Hartford Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1922, 1931, 1931- 1942(M)
    Plantsville, Hartford Co. 1884
    Portland, Middlesex Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1907, 1912, 1924, 1924-1939(M)
    Putnam, Windham Co. 1887, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1910, 1920, 1920-1945(M)
    Ridgefield, Fairfield Co. 1896, 1901, 1910, 1922, 1933, 1933-1940(M)
    Rockville, Tolland Co. 1885, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1911, 1921, 1921-1946(M)
    Rocky Hill, Hartford Co. 1950
    Salisbury, Litchfield Co. 1904, 1909, 1923, 1923-1934(M)
    Sandy Hook, Fairfield Co. 1895, 1901, 1910, 1929
    Seymour, New Haven Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1911, 1924, 1924-1949(M)
    Sharon, Litchfield Co. 1926
    Shelton, Fairfield Co. 1924, 1924-1949(M)
    Simsbury, Hartford Co. 1923, 1923-1940(M)
    South Norwalk, Fairfield Co. 1884, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1912
    Southington, Hartford Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1901, 1906, 1911, 1923, 1923-1947(M)
    Southport, Fairfield Co. 1908, 1913, 1923, 1923-1950(M)
    Stafford Springs. Tolland Co. 1884, 1892, 1897, 1911, 1921, 1930, 1930-1943(M)
    Stamford, Fairfield Co. 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1901, 1929, 1929-1951(M)
    Stonington, New London Co. 1886, 1895, 1901, 1907, 1912, 1925, 1925-1943(M)
    Stratford, Fairfield Co. 1887, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1912, 1924, 1924-1949(M)
    Suffield, Hartford Co. 1885, 1898, 1905, 1912, 1925, 1925-1959(m)
    Terryville, Litchfield Co. 1908, 1913(M), 1924, 1924-1942
    Thomaston, Litchfield Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1924, 1924-1962(M)
    Thompsonville, Hartford Co. 1885, 1892, 1905, 1912, 1925, 1925-1947(M)
    Torrington, Litchfield Co. 1884, 1891, 1896, 1901, 1909, 1915, 1924, 1931, 1931- 1949(M)
    Unionville, Hartford Co. 1884, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1909, 1921, 1931-1941(M)
    Wallingford, New Haven Co. 1885, 1892, 1897, 1904, 1911, 1919, 1925, 1925-1948(M)
    Warehouse Point, Hartford Co. 1885, 1895, 1901, 1911, 1925, 1925-1957(M)
    Waterbury, New Haven Co. 1884, 1890, 1895, 1901, 1921, 1922-1950(M)
    Watertown, Litchfield Co. 1906, 1911, 1927, 1927-1962(M)
    West Hartford, Hartford Co. 1923
    Westport, Fairfield Co. 1885, 1891, 1896, 1901, 1910, 1923, 1931, 1940, 1940- 1948(M)
    Wethersfield, Hartford Co. 1922, 1930, 1930-1947(M)
    Willimantic, Windham Co. 1887, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1908, 1914, 1924
    Windsor, Hartford Co. 1921, 1927
    Windsor Locks, Hartford Co. 1885, 1892, 1897, 1905, 1912, 1925
    Winsted, Litchfield Co. 1887, 1892, 1897, 1904, 1909, 1919, 1931-1947(M)


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