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 exactly as there are disagreements on the construction dates of buildings and the true extent of damage caused by fires that ravaged the city.
See how the shape of the peninsula changed over time.
Explore the paths of Charleston's great fires in 1740, 1778, 1796, 1838 and 1861.
View the development of Charleston from the Colonial Era to modern day.
See the areas of Charleston designated historically significant by both the federal government and Historic Charleston Foundation.