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Twenty colonies and states did not cede the unclaimed land in their borders to the federal government when they became part of the United States. These states are known as state-land states and included the original 13 colonies, those&nbsp;states created from&nbsp;original colonies, Hawaii, and Texas. Usually this land was surveyed in metes and bounds.  
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== State Land States  ==
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Twenty colonies and states did not cede the unclaimed land in their borders to the federal government when they became part of the United States. These states are known as state-land states and included the original 13 colonies, those&nbsp;states created from&nbsp;original colonies, Hawaii, and Texas. Usually this land was surveyed in [[United States. United-States - Land and Property- Land Terms & Definitions|metes and bounds]].  
  
 
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The states in the public domain areas who received grants of land from the federal government also granted some of this land to individuals.  
 
The states in the public domain areas who received grants of land from the federal government also granted some of this land to individuals.  
  
Each state established land offices to distribute its land, in a manner similar to that of the federal government.&nbsp;The original documents are usually at the state archives. The Family History Library has copies of many of the records that have been microfilmed.
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Each state established land offices to distribute its land, in a manner similar to that of the federal government.&nbsp;The original documents are usually at the state archives. The Family History Library has copies of many of the records that have been microfilmed.  
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== Platting State Lands on Maps  ==
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*Online software to plat State Land descriptions is at [http://www.genealogytools.net/deeds/ www.genealogytools.net/deeds]
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*An explanation, “Land Platting Made Easy” is at [http://genealogy.about.com/od/land_records/ss/land_platting.htm http://genealogy.about.com/od/land_records/ss/land_platting.htm]
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*Another explanation, “Metes, Bounds &amp; Meanders”, is at [http://genealogy.about.com/cs/land/a/metes_bounds.htm http://genealogy.about.com/cs/land/a/metes_bounds.htm]
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*Definitions of many words used for metes and bounds surveying is at [http://genealogy.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-metesandbounds.htm http://genealogy.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-metesandbounds.htm]<br>
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== References  ==
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Land and Property." ''United States Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1988, 2002.
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Latest revision as of 23:53, 13 September 2011

United States Land and Property

State Land States

Twenty colonies and states did not cede the unclaimed land in their borders to the federal government when they became part of the United States. These states are known as state-land states and included the original 13 colonies, those states created from original colonies, Hawaii, and Texas. Usually this land was surveyed in metes and bounds.

The states in the public domain areas who received grants of land from the federal government also granted some of this land to individuals.

Each state established land offices to distribute its land, in a manner similar to that of the federal government. The original documents are usually at the state archives. The Family History Library has copies of many of the records that have been microfilmed.

Platting State Lands on Maps

References

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Land and Property." United States Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1988, 2002.



 

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