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[[Portal:United States Land and Property|Portal:United States Land and Property]] 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. {| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="503" border="5" |- | valign="top" align="left" | *[[Connecticut Land and Property|Connecticut]] *[[Delaware Land and Property|Delaware]] *[[Georgia Land and Property|Georgia]] *[[Hawaii Land and Property|Hawaii]] *[[Kentucky Land and Property|Kentucky]] *[[Maine Land and Property|Maine]] *[[Maryland Land and Property|Maryland]] *[[Massachusetts Land and Property|Massachusetts]] *[[New Hampshire Land and Property|New Hampshire]] *[[New Jersey Land and Property|New Jersey]]<br>| valign="top" align="left" | *[[New York Land and Property|New York]] *[[North Carolina Land and Property|North Carolina]] *[[Pennsylvania Land and Property|Pennsylvania]] *[[Rhode Island Land and Property|Rhode Island]] *[[South Carolina Land and Property|South Carolina]] *[[Tennessee Land and Property|Tennessee]] *[[Texas Land and Property|Texas]] *[[Vermont Land and Property|Vermont]] *[[Virginia Land and Property|Virginia]] *[[West Virginia Land and Property|West Virginia]]<br>|} 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. == 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. &nbsp;
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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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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="503" border="5"
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*[[Connecticut Land and Property|Connecticut]]  
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*[[Delaware Land and Property|Delaware]]  
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*[[Georgia Land and Property|Georgia]]  
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*[[Hawaii Land and Property|Hawaii]]  
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*[[Kentucky Land and Property|Kentucky]]  
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*[[Maine Land and Property|Maine]]  
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*[[Maryland Land and Property|Maryland]]  
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*[[Massachusetts Land and Property|Massachusetts]]  
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*[[New Hampshire Land and Property|New Hampshire]]  
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*[[New Jersey Land and Property|New Jersey]]<br>
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*[[New York Land and Property|New York]]  
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*[[North Carolina Land and Property|North Carolina]]  
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*[[Pennsylvania Land and Property|Pennsylvania]]  
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*[[Rhode Island Land and Property|Rhode Island]]  
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*[[South Carolina Land and Property|South Carolina]]  
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*[[Tennessee Land and Property|Tennessee]]  
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*[[Texas Land and Property|Texas]]  
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*[[Vermont Land and Property|Vermont]]  
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*[[Virginia Land and Property|Virginia]]  
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*[[West Virginia Land and Property|West Virginia]]<br>
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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.  
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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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