Family Maps of Baldwin County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition (Paperback)
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 Baldwin County, Alabama, 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. 572 pages with 196 total maps What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 5119 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 70 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 1820s1 1830s363 1840s718 1850s524 1860s336 1870s71 1880s658 1890s842 1900s1092 1910s460 1920s40 1930s5 1950s1 What Cities and Towns are in Baldwin County, Alabama (and in this book)? Barlow Landing, Barnwell, Battles Wharf, Bay Minette, Bayside, Belforest, Blacksher, Blakeley, Bon Secour, Bridgehead, Bromley, Browns Landing, Bryant Landing, Buzbee Landing, Carney, Carpenter, Caswell, Cedar Grove, Clay City, Crossroads, D Olive, Daphne, Darling Landing, D'Olive, Douglasville, Dyas, Eastwood, Elberta, Ellisville, Elsanor, Fairhope, Foley, Foots Landing, Fort McDermott, Fort Morgan, Gasque, Gateswood, Georgetown, Gulf Highlands, Gulf Shores, Holly Hills, Houstonville, Hubbard Landing, Hurricane, Island Landing, Jackson Oak, Josephine, Latham, Lillian, Little River, Live Oak Landing, Lottie, Lower Hall Landing, Loxley, Loyola Villa, Magnolia Beach, Magnolia Springs, Malbis, Marlow, McDonald Lower Landing, Miflin, Military Bridge Landing, Montgomery Hill, Montgomery Hill Landing, Montrose, Mud Landing, Nelson Landing, Oak, Old Island Landing, Orange Beach, Oyster Bay, Palmetto Beach, Park City, Perdido, Perdido Beach, Perkins Landing, Phillipsville, Pinchona, Pine Grove, Pine Haven, Point Clear, Rabun, Redtown, Rice Creek Landing, River Park, Robertsdale, Romar Beach, Rosinton, Seacliff, Seminole, Serange, Shell Landing, Silver Landing, Silverhill, Sizemore Landing, Spanish Fort, Stapleton, Steam Mill Landing, Steelwood, Stockton, Summerdale, Swift, Tensaw, Turkey Branch, Upper Hall Landing, Vangordon, Vaughn, Volanta, Whitehouse Forks, Yelling Settlement, Yupon.