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356 pages with 104 total maps Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries. Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a person's name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds. The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s. What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 3907 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 37 Cemeteries plus . . . Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc.

What YEARS are these maps for? Here are the counts for parcels of land mapped, by the decade in which the corresponding land patents were issued: DecadeParcel-count 1830s2 1840s61 1850s15 1860s225 1870s248 1880s1212 1890s1499 1900s520 1910s112 1920s8 What Cities and Towns are in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (and in this book)? Ararat, Belfield, Bell City, Bellevue, Big Woods, Bon Air, Bridge Junction, Brimstone, Buhler, Burton Landing, Carlyss, Chalkley, Chloe, Choupique, DeQuincy, Eastern Heights, Edgerly, Ged, Gillis, Goosport, Goss, Greinwich Village, Harbor, Hargrove, Hayes, Hecker, High School Park, Hipple, Hollywood, Holmwood, Iowa, Lake Charles, Le Bleu, Lockmoor, Lucas, Lunita, Mallard Junction, Manchester, Maplewood, Moss Bluff, Moss Lake, Mossville, New Addition, Newton, Niblett Bluff, Perkins, Pine Acres, Pine Acres Trailer Park, Prairieland, Prien, Rose Bluff, Rossignol, Starks, Stegall, Sulphur, Toomey, University Place, Verret, Vincent Landing, Vinton, Western Pines, Westlake, Westwood

Family Maps of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (Family Maps)

  • ISBN: 1420314300
    8.5 x 11 Paperback
    366 Pages
    Published: May 20, 2010
    Features: Maps

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