Family Maps of Blount County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition
Overview - 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 Blount County, Alabama, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Read more...
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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 Blount County, Alabama, 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 person's 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. 328 pages with 95 total maps What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 4807 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 64 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 1820s140 1830s570 1840s270 1850s1752 1860s249 1870s60 1880s727 1890s827 1900s153 1910s54 1920s5 What Cities and Towns are in Blount County, Alabama (and in this book)? Adville, Allgood, Appalachian, Armstead, Bangor, Bent Tree, Bird (historical), Birdie, Blount Springs, Blountsville, Blow Gourd, Blue Springs, Brentwood, Bright Star, Brooksville, Cedar Springs, Chamblees Mill, Champion, Chepultepec, Clarence, Clear Springs, Cleveland, Compton, County Line, Craig (historical), Dallas, Danzler, Deavers Town, Easley, Eastwood, Ellison Crossroads, Fairview, Five Points, Fowler (historical), Fowler Spring, Fridays Crossing, Graystone, Gum Springs, Gurley, Harkness Crossroads, Hayden, Hendrick Mill, Hendrix, High Rock, Highland Lake, Highmound, Holly Springs, Hoods Crossroads, Hopewell, Hortons Mill, Inland Junction, Joy, Kiowa, Lehigh, Liberty, Little Shenandoah, Little Warrior, Locust Fork, Mattawana, McLarty, Mount Olive, Mountain Grove, Murphree, Nectar, New Home, Nyota, Old Snead, Oneonta, Pine Acres, Pine Mountain, Red Hill, Reids, Remlap, Riverside, Rock Springs, Rosa, Roswell, Royal, Selfville, Sky Ball, Sloan, Smoke Rise, Snead, Straight Mountain, Strawberry, Sugar Creek, Sulpher Springs, Summit, Taits Gap, Wallstown, Watseka (historical), Woodhaven, Wynnville
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