The Resource Virginia military district land surveys, 1787-1823
- Virginia military district land surveys, 1787-1823
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- 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
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- 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.
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