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Family Maps of Marion County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition

Gregory A Boyd J.D.

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 Marion 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. 310 pages with 74 total maps What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 5655 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 171 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 160 1830s 204 1840s 61 1850s 2012 1860s 921 1870s 11 1880s 322 1890s 837 1900s 704 1910s 378 1920s 43 1960s 1 What Cities and Towns are in Marion County, Alabama (and in this book)? Allens Factory, Barnesville, Bear Creek, Bexar, Brilliant, Brinn, Brookside, Byrd, Fairview, Fulton Bridge, Glen Allen, Goddard, Gold Mine, Guin, Gu-Win, Hackleburg, Hamilton, Lumbull, New Hope, Pea Ridge, Pearces Mills, Pigeye, Pikeville, Piney Grove, Pleasant Ridge, Pull Tight, Rock City, Shottsville, South Haleyville, Stinson, Sunny Home, Tessner, Texas, Thornhill, Tucker, Weston, Whitehouse, Wiginton, Winfield, Yampertown

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