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Graphical materials in the King County Archives document topics such as community planning , Donation Land Claims, drainage, erosion control, farmland preservation, land use, plats, river levees, tidelands and shorelands, topography and zoning.

Environmental maps can also be found in published environmental impact statements, and in reports and studies of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks and the Water and Land Resources Division.

Please contact the Archives with questions, or to schedule a viewing appointment.


Examples of maps documenting land use in King County
Hand-colored topographical map showing part of drainage district #10 (Snoqualmie River Valley near Duvall), approximately 1920 (Series 330, Drainage District Maps)
200Renton_land_usage Map showing Renton area businesses and land usage, estimated date: 1960s (Series 879, Land Use Maps)
timber_cruise_mapCropped Timber cruise map, Section 25, Township 23, Range 5, showing Echo Lake (Lake Desire) area, 1907 (Series 1034, Assessor's Timber Cruise Reports)
pioneer_donation_land_claims_cropped Donation Land Claim map showing Green Lake, Lake Union, and part of Lake Washington (Series 490, Donation land claim maps, 1861-1882)

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