The Sanborn Map Company is the oldest mapping company in the United
States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of
cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. These maps
also have been used extensively by local government agencies for over a century
in conducting their daily operations efficiently. Approximately 12,000
American cities and towns are chronicled in the company's collection of
over one million maps. As a result of its history, the name "Sanborn" has
become synonymous with this kind of map. Genealogists, local history buffs,
city planners, architects, and countless others have been drawn to the
quality of detail found in them.
for Sanborn maps of other New Jersey towns and cities.