Heartland Maps

1905 Township Maps

Townships in the Plat Map Research

To help those unfamiliar with DeKalb County I am providing this partial map of the county (southern end), showing the three townships thus far examined for family farms on the...

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Part III: Family Farm Properties: Victor Twp, DeKalb Co. IL

DOCUMENT ONE: Northern Victor Township This is a really classic example of a 19th century network of family farms. The Sawyer clan dominates the northwest corner of Victor Township. Census...

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Part II: Family Farm Properties: Squaw Grove Twp.

As was done in Part I, I am continuing my use of the 1905 plat maps from the Illinois archives. Squaw Grove Township lies to the east of Clinton Township...

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Part I: Family Farm Properties: Clinton Twp.

The State of Illinois has archived plat maps over the century and I am just beginning to locate family lands from previous centuries. I am using the 1905 edition for...

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WATAUGA SETTLEMENT 1772

  THE WILDERNESS COUNTRY 1772 On the map to the left, The Watauga Settlement (orange) is shown alongside the Nolichucky Settlement (purple). The region was home to the Cherokee and a...