Sewanee has a limited number of topographic maps since we are a government depository. We have a complete set of Tennessee maps and a limited number of surrounding states. These are located through our online catalog at duPont Library.
Topographic Maps Online can be downloaded free of charge by visiting The National Map website.
Topographic maps are based on topographical surveys and show both natural and man-made features. Contour lines are used to depict elevation while the legend and margins contain other useful information. These maps are often used by hikers to plan routes as they offer information about the terrain of an area.
**Information from The University of Idaho
The Office of Coast Survey's Historical Map & Chart Collection contains over 20,000 maps and charts from the late 1700s to present day. The Collection includes some of the nation's earliest nautical charts, hydrographic surveys, topographic surveys, geodetic surveys, city plans and Civil War battle maps.
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Jessie Ball duPont Library, University of the South
178 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383