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Columbia Aerial photos pilot project

This website provides access to more than 300 black and white aerial photographs of Richland County, South Carolina. Currently, most of the photographs in Richland County are of the Columbia area, but more photos will continue to be added to this collection.

Historic Soil Survey Maps

These forty South Carolina soil survey maps from the early Nineteen Hundreds were prepared with booklets to explain the soil classifications on the county level. They include information that do not appear on updated survey maps, such as old rail lines, schools, churches and other structures as well as entire towns that no longer exist. 

Hurricane Hugo Maps

This series of 31 maps of the South Carolina coastline depicts water-surface elevations, high water marks, and landward extent of storm-tide inundation caused by Hurricane Hugo, September 21-22, 1989.

SC Aerial Photograph Indexes

Spanning five decades, the University of South Carolina’s collection of aerial photograph indexes consists primarily of projects commissioned by the United States Department of Agriculture. Showing cities, farms, forests, reservoirs, coastlines, and other features across the state, the indexes provide a visual overview of each project’s collection of individual aerial photographs, many of which are housed in the Maps Collection of Thomas Cooper Library.

 

SC Transportation Maps

This is a collection of over 700 South Carolina county road maps from 1930s to the 1990s, courtsey of the University of South Carolina Thomas Cooper Map Collection.

Topographical Maps of South Carolina, 1888-1975

Measuring 14 ½ x 20 inches the Polyconic Projections were first published in the late 19th Century. Some were produced by the Army, others by the Corps. of Engineers and the remainder were produced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The scale is 1:62500. The contour intervals vary. Measurements are shown in miles, feet and kilometers.