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The Sanborn Company began making fire insurance maps in 1867 when founded by Daniel Alfred Sanborn, a surveyor from Somerville, Massachusetts. The Sanborn Map Company created maps for fire insurance assessment in the U.S. and within several decades became the largest and most successful American map company. Sanborn was headquartered in Pelham, New York, but had regional offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Sanborn Insurance Atlas, Williamsburg, Virginia, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/4774 Accessed October 21, 2020.