Family Maps of Greene County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition (Paperback)

Family Maps of Greene County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition By Gregory a. Boyd J. D. Cover Image
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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 Greene 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. 384 pages with 107 total maps What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 5972 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 126 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 1820s1309 1830s4933 1840s88 1850s128 1860s24 1880s3 1890s21 1900s21 1910s19 1920s266 1930s1 1950s16 1960s5 1970s4 1990s1 What Cities and Towns are in Greene County, Alabama (and in this book)? Allison, Birdeye, Boligee, Braggville, Clinton, Crawford Fork, Eutaw, Five Points, Forkland, Fowler, Gosa, Guinea, Hycutt, Jackson Quarters, Jena, Knoxville, Lewiston, Lizzieville, Mantua, McClure, Merriwether, Miller, Morrows Grove, Mount Hebron, New Mount Hebron, New West Greene, Pleasant Ridge, Ridge, Rosemont, Snoddy, Thornhill, Tishabee, Union, Walden Quarters, West Greene.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781420320589
ISBN-10: 1420320580
Publisher: Arphax Publishing Co.
Publication Date: February 1st, 2013
Pages: 386
Language: English