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The North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) has an extensive collection of aerial photographs in the NCGS' Archdale office at 512 N. Salisbury Street, 5th Floor, Rm. 527Raleigh, NC 27604-1148. 

The collection is black and white aerial stereo pair photographs taken in the 1950's and early 1960's of many of North Carolina's counties. These are 9-inch prints, with a nominal scale of 1:20,000. Here is an example print from south-central Raleigh, showing the greater Lake Johnson area as it appeared on March 25, 1959. Thec atalog listing contains the county name and available year of aerial photography held in our collection.  Counties with no data of this vintage (8 total) are denoted by "none available" in the data table.

Prospective users are requested to arrange an appointment to use these materials. A professional grade stereoscope is available at the NCGS for use with these aerial photographs.

Because of the collection's value, the aerial photographs are not available for loan outside the NCGS' Archdale office; however, these photographs can be digitally scanned in our office and obtained as pdf, jpeg or tif images on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM discs for a nominal charge.

For further information on these aerial photograph catalogs, contact Mike Medina at michael.medina@ncdenr.gov, or by phone at: 919-707.9203.







 

 

Lake Johnson, 1959
Example aerial photograph 9" print (resized smaller here) of the Lake
Johnson area, Raleigh, Wake County. Photograph is from March 25, 1959.

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North Carolina Geological Survey Aerial Photography Collection --
Counties with Aerial Photographs from the 1950's and 1960's

COUNTY YEAR
Alamance 1960
Alexander 1951
Alleghany 1953
Anson  1956
Ashe 1954
Avery 1952
Beaufort 1958
Bertie 1954
Bladen 1961
Brunswick 1956
Buncombe 1951
Burke 1960
Cabarrus 1956
Caldwell 1954
Camden 1953
Carteret 1958
Caswell 1951
Catawba 1956
Chatham 1951
Cherokee 1953
Chowan 1955
Clay 1953
Cleveland 1956
Columbus 1961
Craven 1958
Cumberland 1966
Currituck 1953
Dare No Pics
Davidson 1961
Davie 1950
Duplin 1954
Durham 1959
Edgecombe 1954
Forsyth 1961
Franklin 1966
Gaston 1956
Gates 1955
Graham 1953
Granville 1955
Greene 1954
Guilford 1959
Halifax 1959
Harnett 1955
Haywood No Pics
Henderson No Pics
Hertford 1955
Hoke 1956
Hyde No Pics
Iredell 1951
Jackson No Pics
Johnston 1959
Jones 1954/55
Lee 1955
Lenior 1954
Lincoln 1951
Macon 1953
Madison 1953
Martin 1959
McDowell (Morganton Area) 1954
Mecklenburg 1956
Mitchell 1953
Montgomery 1956
Moore No Pics
Nash 1959
New Hanover 1966
Northampton 1959
Onslow 1956
Orange 1960
Pamlico 1958
Pasquotank 1953
Pender 1955
Perquimans 1955
Person 1951
Pitt 1958/59
Polk No Pics
Randolph 1957
Richmond 1956
Robeson No Pics
Rockingham 1959
Rowan 1950
Rutherford No Pics
Sampson 1966
Scotland 1956
Stanly 1956
Stokes 1951
Surry 1951
Swain 1952
Transylvania No Pics
Tyrell No Pics
Union 1951
Vance 1955
Wake 1959
Warren 1954/55
Washington 1955
Watauga No Pics
Wayne 1959
Wilkes 1958
Wilson 1959
Yadkin 1951
Yancey 1953
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

 

 

 
 
 

 


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North Carolina Geological Survey . 1612 Mail Service Center . Raleigh, NC 27699-1612 . 919.707.9203

 

 

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