This map depicting the coal fields of Chatham County and other mineral deposits in 1874 is the most recent addition to our North Carolina Maps online collection. It seemed as good a map as any to remind you that we’re still adding to the site. We’re now up to 3,395 maps.
We’re proud of the collection. And we’re particularly proud these days. On Friday North Carolina Maps was honored with a 2011 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. We’re pleased with the recognition. Although, truthfully, the most important acknowledgment comes from the many folks who’ve written to tell us about how they’ve used the maps from our site. Keep those cards, letters and emails coming.