01/22/15 92 W, 1 I - + 10 - 4 Latest Version of Raleigh Fire Station Map

Here's the latest version of my Raleigh fire station map, updated with the latest company and unit changes. See this page for a text list of stations and apparatus. Want an interactive version? See this Raleigh map from the excellent FDmaps.com. That's the North Carolina-based fire station mapping project. (They've also made maps of Chicago and Atlanta. The former is web-based, the latter is app-based. Next up is Detroit, which is underway.) Anyway, this map is linked from my Raleigh FD information page.

Question, as i look at the station map, i see lots of “white” areas that i am presumming are not protected by RFD. Whats the story there? Lots of them appear to be in the center of town…
Greg L - 01/23/15 - 08:25

Greg, thanks for your question. Those are unincorprated areas, also called “donut holes.” Raleigh started as a square in 1792. Its expanded in directions to all sides over the decades and centuries, though initially with contiguous boundaries. In the twentieth century, however, expansion of the city (e.g., annexation of unincorporated land) moved in diverse directions that resulted in “pockets” of land that remained unincorporated. Those “white spots” are not inside the city limits and don’t pay city taxes and PERHAPS don’t receive some or all city services. Not sure sure how that works. If they can elect to pay and receive certain services for a fee. You can see the evolution of the city’s growth and annexations by clicking through the various years, in my RFD timelines: http://legeros.com/ralwake/raleigh/histo..
Legeros - 01/23/15 - 08:42

And here’s an “all in one” annexation history map for you: https://raleighcityofoaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Annexation_History_medium.pdf
Legeros - 01/23/15 - 08:43

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