Family Maps of Johnson County, Iowa, Deluxe Edition

238 pages with 59 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 Johnson County, Iowa, 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. What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 2928 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 76 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 1840s1356 1850s1531 1860s3 1900s10 1910s16 1920s6 1930s20 1940s1 What Cities and Towns are in Johnson County, Iowa (and in this book)? Amish, Baculis Mobile Home Park, Bon-Aire Mobile Home Lodge, Breckenridge Estates, Clear Creek Mobile Home Park, Coral Trailer Park, Coralville, Cosgrove, Cou Falls, Curtis (historical), Dakota Mobile Home Park, Elmira, Forest View Trailer Court, Golf View Mobile Home Court, Graham (historical), Green Castle (historical), Hills, Hilltop Mobile Home Park, Holiday Mobile Home Court, Iowa City, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park, Lone Tree, Midway (historical), Modern Manor Mobile Home Park, Morse, Newport, North Liberty, Oakdale, Oasis, Oxford, Parkhurst (historical), Parkview Mobile Home Park, River Junction, Sharon Center, Shueyville, Solon, Sunrise Mobile Home Village, Sutliff, Swisher, Tiffin, Twin View Heights, University Heights, Vernon, Western Hills Mobine Estates, Williamstown, Windham

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ISBN 9781420314472
Pages 238 pages
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