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An indispensable book for any serious professional or researcher interested in Austin 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 42 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. p>Beyond the Austin 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 Austin County Lies Within the State (Map A)
- Austin County and its Surrounding Counties (Map B)
- An Index Map showing where each of the Land Survey Maps are within Austin 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
What is the relevant time-frame (years) for this book?
Whenever the land was first sold or transferred to the public by the United States government. But the truth is that most counties took decades to settle and it is not unusual to find counties where the first patent might date in the 1820s and the last one may be in the 1920s. The important thing to remember is that these are FIRST landowners---not for just a single date---but each parcel is labeled using the first landowner.
You can answer this question with total accuracy by searching the patents in the county you are interested in at www.glorecords.blm.gov. This is, after all, our source for the patents that we map.
Surnames found in this Book:
ABBOTT, ABBOTTS, ALBERTS, ALLEN, ALLEY, AMTHOR, ARCHER, ARSE, ATKINSON, AUSTIN, AVERY, AYRES, BAADE, BABBIT, BARBER, BARDSLEY, BEECHTIEN, BELCHER, BELL, BENNETT, BENTON, BIELEFELD, BILLIG, BIRD, BLASCHKE, BLASINGAME, BLUM, BOATWRIGHT, BONTA, BORDEN, BORSSMAN, BOSTICK, BOYKIN, BRAST, BREEDING, BRIGHT, BROPHY, BROSSMAN, BROSSMANN, BRUNE, BUNGE, BURNETT, BYRNE, CAMPBELL, CARTWRIGHT, CARUTHERS, CASTLEMAN, CHANDLER, CHARLES, CHEEK, CHEVES, CHRIESMAN, CHRISMAN, CLEVELAND, COCHRAN, COCHRANE, COOK, COOPER, CROWNOVER, CRUTHERS, CUMMINGS, CUMMINS, CURTISS, DAVIS, DE LEON, DELEON, DITTERT, DOBYNS, DONOHO, DORNBRAK, DOTTERY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGLASS, DUDENSING, DUFF, DUNLAVY, EATON, EGGLESTON, ENGELKING, ENGLEKING, ERNST, EVANS, EVETTS, EWALD, FISHER, FITZGIBBONS, FLANAKIN, FLORES, FRANKE, FRAZIER, FRISINS, FRISIUS, FURNASH, GAMMEL, GAMMELL, GARLING, GASKINS, GIFFORD, GILLILAND, GLENN, GLUCK, GRAHAM, GRANTHAM, GREENVILLE, GREGORY, GRIGNON, GRIMES, GRISHAM, GRISHOM, HABERMACHER, HAGEMANN, HALL, HAM, HAMILTON, HARLOW, HARTFIEL, HARVEY, HATFIELD, HAVEMANN, HELMS, HENSLEY, HICK, HILBUS, HILL, HILLBOLDT, HODGE, HOLLIEN, HOLT, HOWARD, HUNT, HUNTINGTON, HUTCHENS, HUTCHINS, INGRAM, IVES, JAMES HALL, JONES, JORDAN, JORDEN, KADERNOSKA, KEDING, KELLNER, KENNEDY, KENNEY, KERSTEN, KINCHELOE, KING, KINKLER, KIRSCHE, KLEBERG, KOY, KRAUSE, KRETON, KRETZACHMAR, KRETZSCHMAR, KREUGER, KURTZ, KUYKENDALL, LAKEY, LANDRUM, LANG, LANGHAMMER, LARRISON, LEAKEY, LEE, LEGGS, LESTER, LITTLE, LODIG, LOTT, LOUIS J MEYER, LUESCH, LUHN, LYNCH, MACHEMEHL, MAGEE, MANCHA, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MATTHAEI, MATTHAEL, MATTHAIE, MATTHEWS, MCCLOSKEY, MCCORMICK, MCCROSKEY, MCELROY, MCNUTT, MEYER, MILBURN, MILES, MILLER, MOORE, MORTON, MUCKLEROY, MUELLER, MULLER, MUNGER, MURPHY, NEWMAN, NICHOLLS, NICHOLS, ORRICK, PATTON, PEASE, PEEBLES, PERRY, PETTUS, PFLUGHAUPT, PICKET, PICKETT, PIER, PLESS, POWELL, PRATOR, PUNCHARD, RABB, REAMS, REGENBRECHT, REINICKE, RENEKER, RICHARDSON, RINGNER, ROACH, ROBBINS, ROBINSON, ROEDER, ROFFE, RUTER, SAN FELIPE, SAYRE, SCHMIDT, SCHRODER, SCHUETTE, SCHULTZ, SEALY, SENS, SHELBY, SHEPHERD, SHEPPARD, SHEPPHERD, SHIPMAN, SKLARZ, SLEEPER, SMEATHERS, SOLOMAN, SOMERVILLE, SPENCE, STANLEY, STEPHENS, STEPHENSON, STERN, STEUSSY, STEVENS, STOLZE, STRAHAN, SUHR, SUTHERLAND, SWEARINGEN, SZYMANSKI, TALLY, TEAL, TEBBETTS, TEMPLE, THOMPSEN, TREVENIO, TYLEE, VANWIE, VON ROEDER, WALTERS, WASSISECK, WEINTZ, WESTALL, WHITE, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WITTENBURG, WRIGHT, ZIMPLEMAN