Family Maps of Limestone County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition Gregory A Boyd J.D. Author
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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 Limestone 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. 238 pages with 68 total maps What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 2771 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 164 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 1820s 54 1830s 512 1840s 332 1850s 608 1860s 76 1870s 25 1880s 245 1890s 318 1900s 144 1910s 22 1920s 431 1950s 1 What Cities and Towns are in Limestone County, Alabama (and in this book)? Alabama Fork, Ardmore, Athens, Beechwood Acres, Belle Mina, Bethel, Beulah Land, Blackburn, Blue Springs Park, Bonneville, Bonnie Doone, Brookwood Forest, Burgreen Gin, Cairo, Capshaw, Carey, Cartwright, Cedar Grove, Cedar Hill, Center Hill, Cherry Grove, Copeland, Country Club Acres, Coxey, Cross Key, Decatur Junction, Dogwood, East Hampton, East Limestone, Elk Estates, Elkmont, Fairmount, Fairview, French Mill, Gipsy, Good Springs, Gourdsville, Greenbrier, Hannah, Harris Station, Hays Mill, Holland Gin, Irvington, Jones Crossroads, Lakewood, Lawngate, Lawson, Lazy Living Acres, Leggtown, Lentzville, Lester, Locke Crossroads, Mooresville, Morris Crossroads, Mount Rozell, Murphree Place, New Hope, Oak Grove, Oakdale, Oakdale Acres, Oakland, Oakland, O'Neal, Orrville, Parker, Peets Corner, Persimmon Grove, Pettusville, Pine Dale, Pinedale Acres, Piney Chapel, Pisgah, Poplar Creek, Proctor, Reid, Ridgway Mill, Ripley, Rockhouse Landing, Salem, Salem Corner, Sardis Springs, Scarce Grease, Shanghai, Spencer Store, Swancott, Sweetwater, Tanner, Tanner Crossroads, Thach, Turner Chapel, Union Hill, Veto, Walnut Hill, Wigginsville, Woodfin Mill


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