Re: [jacksongenealogy] Re: LAND RECORDS
Would you happen to know how to obtain the
applications for homestead land? Or, do any such
records exist? If they do exist, what information
would the application contain?
--- "Ann B. Chambless" <rabc123@...> wrote:
> The E(ast) 1/2 of the SW quarter of Township 12__________________________________________________
> S(outh), Range 10 W(est)
> would be in Northwest Alabama.
> Land In Paint Rock Valley would fall within Ranges 3
> and 4 EAST (not West as
> you cited in your query.) The Meridian Line
> bisects Madison County and
> Huntsville, AL. This means any range in North
> Alabama will be found east or
> west of the Huntsville Meridian. In other words,
> all the land descriptions
> with Range East are located East of the east side of
> present day Huntsville,
> All the land descriptions with Range West are
> located West of the east side
> of present day Huntsville.
> The Townships are all south of the Tennessee-Alabama
> state line and are
> counted down. This means that the northern
> perimeter of Township 1 starts
> at the state line and goes south for 6 miles. A
> township is a square of
> land with sides of 6 miles each and containing 36
> Sections of land each one
> mile square. Think of a square divided into 36
> equal parts when you think
> of Sections within each Township and Range.
> Ann B. Chambless
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