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Property Ownership Maps or Plat Books. County atlases or plat books contain township maps that show rural landowners. They also include the locations of rural churches, cemeteries, and schools. Plats of cities are included but city lot owners are not listed. Sometimes there are pictures and a directory of county residents at the end. OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. Description: ii, 32 leaves: illustrations, maps ; 28 cm: Contents: "The objective of this booklet is to explain the difference between Civil Townships and Congressional Townships and to describe terms and methods used in legal description of land to the extent needed by genealogists. A copy of the legal description can be obtained at the land records office where the property is located for a nominal fee. Some have websites where copies can be printed from home for free. Land Ownership: Property Boundaries Property boundary basemaps and ownership records are maintained at the county level, usually by the recorder's, assessor's or land surveyor's offices. Many Minnesota counties keep records in digital (computer-readable) .
Legal land description Canada. In many parts of Canada the original subdivision of crown land was done by township surveys. Different sizes of townships have been used (e.g. Québec's irregularly shaped cantons and Ontario's concession townships), but all were designed to provide rectangular farm lots within a defined rural community. The survey of a township was essentially a subdivision. the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). An example of a legal description using the PLSS is given below. N 1/2 SE 1/4 SW 1/4, S24, T32N, R18E The descriptions are generally read from front to back. For example, the description above would be read "The north 1/2 of the southeast quarter of the southwestFile Size: KB. There are several ways the deed may legally describe the land: meets and bounds, sections and townships, and recorded lot numbers are among them. They are described in detail here. Metes and bounds: Describing with direction and distance A metes and bounds legal description begins by specifying some identifiable point of beginning on the ground, [ ]. The legal description (and in some cases, the municipal plat maps it references) allow us to determine the size, shape, boundaries, and location of a parcel. This is why legal descriptions are required on every deed, and why land surveyors need this information in order to do their job.
The “description” part of the legal description is a sort of shorthand that provides location and dimensions by referring you to a specific parcel on the recorded map. Subdivisions often have “Lot and Block” legal descriptions which reference one or more lot numbers, sometimes a block number, the subdivision name plus the volume and. A legal description/land description is the method of locating or describing land in relation to the public land survey system, which was established by law in , under the Articles of Confederation. Land is broken down into areas called townships. Townships are . The Legal Description System 1. Bounds 2. Metes and Bounds 3. Public Land Survey System (PLSS) 4. Call for another document 5. “LY” descriptions 6. Strips 7. Lot and Block (See Examples) There are Seven (7) types of legal descriptions You can not sell what you do not own! Junior / Senior rights are based upon this principle File Size: 1MB. Legal Land Descriptions in Federal Tow nship and Range System. In the Southern United States in the State-Land s tates, land is surveyed in the indescriminate metes a nd bounds system, not the federal township-range system. The metes and boun ds survey system uses natural land features, such as trees and streams, as well as neighboring land owners, along with distances to describe plots of land.