The Resource Virginia military district land surveys

Virginia military district land surveys

Label
Virginia military district land surveys, 1787-1823
Title
Virginia military district land surveys
Inclusive dates
1787-1823
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Surveys, 1787-1823, of land awarded by Virginia to Revolutionary War veterans, their heirs, or assignees, located in the present state of Ohio. There are 67 surveys in this collection. They include the name of the warrantee, description of the land boundaries, survey map, signature of the surveyor, and, in some cases, date of the survey. There is an alphabetical name index to the collection in the online finding aid
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The Virginia Military District was an approximately 4.2 million acre area of land in what is now the state of Ohio that was reserved by Virginia to use for bounty land awards for veterans of the Revolutionary War. The land was located in southern Ohio, bordered by the Ohio River on the south, the Little Miami River on the west, and the Scioto River on the east and the north. The District included all of the following Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clinton, Clermont, Highland, Fayette, Madison and Union, and portions of these counties: Scioto, Pike, Ross, Pickaway, Franklin, Delaware, Marion, Hardin, Logan, Clark, Greene, Champaign. Warren, Hamilton and Auglaize. Surveys were done using the metes and bounds method used in Virginia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Virginia military district land surveys
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00694.xml
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by surname of claimant.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
.225
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001663455
Type of unit
cu. ft.

Library Locations

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