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Family Maps of Dubuque County, Iowa Gregory A.  Boyd

Family Maps of Dubuque County, Iowa

Gregory A. Boyd

Published May 20th 2010
ISBN : 9781420313871
Paperback
282 pages
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 About the Book 

272 pages with 68 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 Dubuque County, Iowa,More272 pages with 68 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 Dubuque County, Iowa, 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 persons 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. Whats Mapped in this book (that youll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 3926 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 83 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 1830s2 1840s2863 1850s817 1860s8 1870s6 1880s159 1900s34 1910s32 1930s16 1940s3 1950s2 What Cities and Towns are in Dubuque County, Iowa (and in this book)? Ace Mobile Home Park, Asbury, Balltown, Ballyclough, Bankston, Bennettsville, Bernard, Budd, Cameron, Cascade, Cathedral Square, Cattese, Center Grove, Centralia, Cottage Hill, Dubuque, Durango, Dyersville, Eagle Point, East Rickardsville, Edmore, Epworth, Farley, Fillmore, Five Points, Frith Spur, Graf, Granada Mobile Home Park, Holy Cross, Julien, Key West, Kidder, King, Knapp Mobile Home Park, Lattnerville, Lore, Lore Mobile Home Park, Lost Canyon Mobile Home Park, Luxemburg, Massey, Mekee, New Vienna, Northend Mobile Home Park, Northwind Mobile Home Park, Old Balltown, ONeill, Peosta, Pleasant Grove, Rickardsville, Rockdale, Rose, Sageville, Shawondasse, Sherrill, South Switch Junction, Summit Village Dyersville Park, Table Mound Mobile Home Park, Twin Springs, Twin T Mobile Home Park, Washington Mills, Waupeton, Wilkins, Worthington, Zwingle