Using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology, these maps provide a good indication of the broad development of the city. The information here should not be regarded as perfect. The historic maps don’t fit perfectly and never will as there are disagreements on the construction dates of buildings and the true extent of the damage caused by fires ravaging the city.
Charleston Peninsula Shape Changes
Charleston's peninsula didn't always encompass the area present today. View land changes from 1670 to the present.
Charleston Historic Fires
Explore the paths of Charleston's great fires in 1740, 1778, 1796, 1838 and 1861. View this interactive map.
Charleston Peninsula Building Development
This interactive map shows the development of Charleston over time, from the Colonial Era to modern day. Explore the progression of Charleston construction.
Old and Historic Charleston Districts
Areas in Charleston have been designated historically significant by both the federal government and Historic Charleston Foundation. View the land encompassed by both in this map.
Covenants and Easements
Protecting historic properties is an important part of Historic Charleston Foundation's operations. View properties with covenants and easements.
Learn more about historic map overlays.