358 pages with 89 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 Polk County, Arkansas, 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) . . . 6619 Parcels of Land
(with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the
relevant map) 47 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 1840s14
1850s180 1860s223 1870s126 1880s746 1890s1507 1900s2291 1910s1140
1920s305 1930s63 1940s5 1950s13 1970s8 1980s1 1990s1 What Cities
and Towns are in Polk County, Arkansas (and in this book)? Acorn,
Bethel Chapel, Big Fork, Board Camp, Bog Springs, Buffalo
(historical), Center Point, Cherry Hill, Clayton Spur (historical),
Corinth, Cove, Dallas, Eagleton, Fogel, Gann (historical), Grannis,
Hartley, Hatfield, Hatton, Highland, Holly Grove, Howard, Ink, Lone
Valley, McCauley, Mena, Mountain Fork, Nunley, Old Cove, Olivers
Chapel, Opal, Pine Grove, Pleasant Hill, Posey Hollow, Potter,
Potter Junction, Rich Mountain, Rocky, Roff (historical), Shady,
Shady Grove, Two Mile (historical), Vandervoort, West Valley,
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