Sanborn Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Insurance Company made maps of many towns in Livingston County. In our area, they typically start in the 1880s and end in the 1920s. These maps can be helpful when doing historical research in Livingston County. These maps are available from several sources online for free for viewing or downloading.

Links to the Sanborn Maps for some Livingston County towns are shown below. If you want a Sanborn Map for another town, perform a Google search to find them.


Fairbury Link.

Pontiac Link.

Chatworth Link.

Dwight Link.


A portion of the 1888 Sanborn Map for Pontiac is shown below as an example.

1888 sanborn map showing wabash or Chicago & Paducah RR for book