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Maps & Aerial Photos

Santa Cruz Digitized Historical Maps

Digital Collections map
Santa Cruz City 1931

Wilkes Circles Sanborn Map 1905
Sanborn Map Santa Cruz, 1905

Digitized online Maps: UCSC Map Library Collections
This collection includes digitized historic maps, including Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, for the local Santa Cruz region showing the boundaries of land ownership, as well as names of landowners and uses of the land as well as information about streets, buildings, and physical features such as creeks.

Popular titles and sub-collections include:

  • Wright Bennett Healy (1881) - 
    Oldest survey of land ownership of Santa Cruz County.  Shows the original land owners and their names.
  • Hatch (1889) - 
    Official map of Santa Cruz County. 
    Shows property boundaries and ownership for Santa Cruz County. Shows roads as they were in 1889, and rancho boundaries. Railroads are shown, school districts are identified, and detailed maps are included of Felton, Capitola, and Valencia.
  • Punnett Bros.  (1906, 1914) - 
    Shows roads, railways, land ownership with names, acreages, township and range, school and supervisors districts, and ranchos.
  • Standard Map Service Atlases  (1931- 1957) 
    Property ownership maps for Santa Cruz City. 


Other Santa Cruz County Maps Online

California Maps Online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Books at UCSC about Sanborn Maps