282 pages with 65 total maps Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Howard County, Arkansas,More282 pages with 65 total maps Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now.
This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Howard County, Arkansas, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries.
Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a persons name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds.
The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s. Whats Mapped in this book (that youll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 5202 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 52 Cemeteries plus .
. . Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc. What YEARS are these maps for? Here are the counts for parcels of land mapped, by the decade in which the corresponding land patents were issued: DecadeParcel-count 1820s25 1830s427 1840s235 1850s1035 1860s584 1870s98 1880s455 1890s495 1900s1277 1910s504 1920s67 What Cities and Towns are in Howard County, Arkansas (and in this book)?
Allbrook, Amity (historical), Antimony (historical), Athens, Atwood, Baker Springs, Battle Hill (historical), Bethany, Bethel (historical), Bissell (historical), Blue Bayou, Bluff Springs (historical), Briar, Brushy (historical), Buck Range, Burg, Cedar Glade (historical), Cedar Hill (historical), Center Point, Chapel Hill, Corinth, Davis Ford, Dial (historical), Dierks, Duckett, Duckett Ford, Euclid, Faulkner Springs, Forgy (historical), Galena, Green Plains, Hattie (historical), Henry, Martha (historical), Midway, Midway (historical), Mineola, Mineral Springs, Mount Carmel, Mount Olive (historical), Mouton (historical), Muddy Fork, Nashville, New Moon (historical), New Thompson (historical), Oak Hill (historical), Okay, Old Euclid (historical), Old Thompson (historical), Old Union (historical), Oreb (historical), Pates (historical), Perkins, Pryor Ridge (historical), Pump Springs (historical), Reed, Rosedale (historical), Rough Edge (historical), Saline (historical), Saratoga, Schaal, Schooley, Shiloh, Slip-Up and Hitch (historical), Smyrna (historical), Sunshine (historical), Temperanceville, Tollette, Umpire, Unity, Valley Ridge (historical), Wakefield (historical)