Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Wisconsin Communities
Meticulously detailed, color-keyed street maps created for all sizes of cities and villages, Sanborn Maps helped insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries determine the degree of fire hazard associated with a particular property. Most maps date between 1883 and 1930.
- As of 2021, MCPL subscribes to Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970, which contains free access to all of the same maps held by the Wisconsin Historical Society, plus more.
- Some Sanborn map books may be viewed at MCPL Wausau, but they are not available for checkout.
- For similar maps of Marathon County communities in the present day, consider the Marathon County Land Records / Mapping System (GIS) or our plat book collections.