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

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

by Gregory A. Boyd
     
 
254 pages with 77 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 Faulkner County, Arkansas, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But it offers much more than that. For each township

Overview

254 pages with 77 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 Faulkner 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) . . .
2721 Parcels of Land
(with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)
59 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
1810s 1
1820s 712
1830s 171
1840s 58
1850s 565
1860s 484
1870s 119
1880s 230
1890s 219
1900s 70
1910s 67
1920s 25

What Cities and Towns are in Faulkner County, Arkansas (and in this book)?
Acklin Gap (historical), Barney, Belk Corner, Beryl, Bessie (historical), Bono, Bristol (historical), Brockington Corner, Brumley, Cadron (historical), Caney, Cato, Center Point, Centerville, Chadwick (historical), Conway, Damascus, Duncans Gap (historical), Enders, Enola, Funston, Garland Springs, Gentry Corner, Gleason, Gold Creek, Gold Lake Estates, Greenbrier, Guy, Hamlet, Hawthicket (historical), Holland, Lakeview Acres, Linder, Lollie, Martinville, Mayflower, McGintytown, Mount Olive, Mount Vernon, Naylor, Old Linder (historical), Old Texas, Otto, Palarm, Pickles Gap (historical), Pinnacle Springs (historical), Pleasant Valley, Preston, Providence (historical), Red Hill, Republican, Rolling Hills, Round Mountain, Rowlett (historical), Salem (historical), Saltillo, Shady Grove, Soda Valley, Springhill, Sunny Gap (historical), Twin Groves, Vilonia, Wooster

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420311426
Publisher:
Arphax Publishing Co.
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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