another reference for land descriptions
MessageThe AFHS library has a booklet that might help you find Alberta land descriptions - range, township, section, even though the booklet is more recent than 1906.It is called "1993 Alberta Municipalities Urban and Rural". The shelf call number is 971.23 ALBE 1993.This booklet can also help identify the County or Municipal District that a locality is currently located in.A big 'THANK YOU' to John Doyle who recently donated this to the library!Lorna Laughton
- On 11 Feb 2003, Lorna Laughton wrote:
> The AFHS library has a booklet that might help you find Alberta landSome of the Municipal Districts periodically publish maps showing all
> descriptions - range, township, section, even thoughthe booklet is
> more recent than 1906.
> It is called "1993 Alberta Municipalities Urban and Rural". The shelf
> call number is 971.23 ALBE 1993.
sections within the MD (but not subdivided land) and indicating their
legal descriptions. They also listed the current landowner at the
time of publication. They were available from the MD but may not be
available any more due to privacy regulations. I purchased one for
Rockyview MD for 1974 when we owned property within the MD.
If you are interested in property within the Nose Creek area north of
Calgary, the book "100 Years of Nose Creek Valley History" contains a
map in a pocket at the back of the book, showing Township and Range
numbers for that area. It lists all of the owners of each property
since the original settlers on the appropriate numbered section. If
the original settlers are from the 1800s, they are highlighted on
each quarter section. It is listed as available at the Castell
library as call #971.233 ONE. Hope that it still has the map. It
covers the area from the airport (McKnight Blvd. & Barlow Trail) 8
miles east, 10 miles west and north 12 miles to the Big Springs