Family Maps of Adams County, Colorado, Deluxe Edition: With Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More

Family Maps of Adams County, Colorado, Deluxe Edition: With Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More

by Gregory A. Boyd
     
 

380 pages with 113 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 Adams County, Colorado, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But it offers much more than that. For each township in

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380 pages with 113 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 Adams County, Colorado, 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) . . .
4039 Parcels of Land
(with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)
11 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
1860s 282
1870s 286
1880s 194
1890s 665
1900s 213
1910s 1830
1920s 214
1930s 5

What Cities and Towns are in Adams County, Colorado (and in this book)?
Adams City, Barr Lake, Bennett, Berkley, Brighton, Cabin Creek, Comanche, Commerce City, Cozy Corner, Derby, Dupont, Eastlake, Eno, Federal Heights, Hazeltine, Hazeltine Heights, Henderson, Hi-Land Acres, Irondale, Leader, Living Springs, Manila, North Washington, Northglenn, Quimby, Rolla, Sable, Shamrock, Sherrelwood, Strasburg, Thornton, Todd Creek, Twin Lakes, Utah Junction, Watkins, Welby, Western Hills, Westminster, Zuni

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420314885
Publisher:
Arphax Publishing Co.
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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