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Family Maps of Lagrange County, Indiana Gregory A.  Boyd

Family Maps of Lagrange County, Indiana

Gregory A. Boyd

Published January 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781420320428
Paperback
188 pages
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178 pages with 41 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 LaGrange County, Indiana,More178 pages with 41 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 LaGrange County, Indiana, 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) . . . 2610 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 46 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: Decade Parcel-count 1830s 2433 1840s 117 1850s 54 1860s 3 1900s 2 1950s 1 What Cities and Towns are in LaGrange County, Indiana (and in this book)? Beatys Beach, Brighton, Brushy Prairie, Eddy, Elmira, Emma, Gravel Beach, Greenfield Mills, Greenwood, Hartzel, Honeyville, Howe, Indianola, Lagrange, Lakeside Park, Lakeview, Mongo, Mount Pisgah, Northwood, Oak Lodge, Ontario, Plato, Ramblewood, River Oaks, Scott, Seyberts, Shady Nook, Shipshewana, South Milford, Star Mill, Stony Creek, Stroh, Tall Timbers, Timberhurst, Topeka, Twin Lakes, Valentine, Webers Landing, Witmer Manor, Woodland Hills, Woodland Park, Woodruff