|This critically acclaimed Texas Land Survey Maps series is published county by county, state by state, for original settlers whose purchases are indexed in the Texas General Land Office database. These are one of a kind, customized maps and books created by attorney, software engineer, and family historian, Gregory A. Boyd. |
For the first time, you can locate your ancestor's Texas land purchase by simply finding them in one of our indexes, which direct you to a map of first landowners. And now you can learn who your ancestors' neighbors were or the history of settlement in an area of interest to you! The Texas Land Survey Maps are a helpful visual reference tool that makes your landowner and parcel boundary research easier than ever.
By Gregory A. Boyd. 60 maps, 210 pages. An indispensable book for any serious professional or researcher interested in Smith County's history or land (or both), or its first landowners after Texas's Independence from Mexico.
Each book in this series is laid out into multiple maps using a 6 mile high by 4 mile wide grid. This book contains 55 such Land Survey maps. Each Land Survey Map shows the boundaries of original parcels laid out over existing roads, railroads, waterways. These are shown as well as original Survey-Name and the Abstract Number assigned by the Texas General Land Office to the instrument that gave ownership to that parcel. Beyond the Smith County Land Survey maps, there are equally useful indexes to give you the real details behind each parcel of land and its original survey and/or ownership.
Other Maps Included:
- Where the County Lies Within the State (Map A)
- The County and its Surrounding Counties (Map B)
- An Index Map showing where each of the Land Survey Maps are within the County (Map C)
- An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows the community-center points in relationship to the county-grid (Map D)
- An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows cemeteries listed in the USGS database in relationship to the county-grid (Map E)
The primary indexes (apart from each Survey-Map's own index of survey- names):
- An All-Name Index (alphabetical by last-name) for every person mentioned in the maps, utilizing both Texas General Land Office and Texas Railroad Commission data.
- The Abstract Listing: this is where you find the real details behind each parcel of land. Items are listed by Abstract Number
Each book in this series is available in a paperback edition (pictured above), or in a plastic-spiral-bound edition made to last with a tough laminated cover and acid-free paper. (select binding below).
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