IA: Family Maps of Black Hawk County, Iowa

IA: Family Maps of Black Hawk County, Iowa

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Family Maps of Black Hawk County, Iowa, by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., 204 pages, with 53 total maps; Softbound, 8.5x11 inches, Publ. 2010, ISBN: 9781420312928.

Locating original landowners on 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 Black Hawk County, Iowa, 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) . . .

  • 1958 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent dates labeled in the relevant map)
  • 53 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:

Decade Parcel-count
1840s 8
1850s 1916
1860s 10
1870s 3
1880s 2
1890s 2
1910s 2
1920s 1
1930s 15


What Cities and Towns are in Black Hawk County, Iowa (and in this book)?
Armour, Benson, Big Rock, Blessing, Boies, Canfield, Cedar City, Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls Junction, Cedar Knoll Park, Crain Creek (historical), Dewar, Dunkerton, Eagle Center, Edwards (historical), Elk Run Heights, Evansdale, Finchford, Gilbertville, Glasgow (historical), Hicks, Hilltop, Hudson, Jubilee, La Porte City, Louise, Norris Siding, North Cedar, Orange, Prairie View Acres Mobile Home Park, Raymar, Raymond, Southview Estates Mobile Home Park, Voorhies, Washburn, Waterloo

Acts of Congress Authorizing the Land Patents in this book:

  • April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
  • June 21, 1934: State Grant-School Sec Patent (48 Stat. 1185)
  • May 20, 1862: Homestead Entry Original (12 Stat. 392)
  • September 28, 1850: Scrip Warrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)
  • February 11, 1847: Scrip Warrant Act of 1847 (9 Stat. 123)

SURNAMES found in this Book:
ADAMS, AGNEW, AHRENS, AINSWORTH, ALEXANDER, ALLEN, ALTMAN, ALVORD, AMBROSE, AMES, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANGOOD, ANTHONY, ARMITAGE, ARNOLD, ARTHUR, ASH, ASHLEY, ASIRE, ATKINSON, ATWATER, AUTER, AVERY, AYARS, AYER, BABCOCK, BAHR, BAILEY, BAKER, BALDRIDGE, BALDWIN, BALEY, BARCLAY, BARKER, BARNES, BARNEY, BARTLETT, BAUM, BAYLES, BEAL, BEALL, BEAM, BEAUCHAINE, BEDFORD, BEER, BELKNAP, BELL, BEMIS, BENBOW, BENEDICT, BENHAM, BENIGHT, BENSKIN, BENSON, BENTLEY, BERKLEY, BERRY, BEVEMAN, BILLINGS, BISBEY, BISHOP, BISSELL, BLAKE, BLANGY, BLOKER, BLY, BOLLINGER, BONESTEEL, BONNELL, BOOTS, BOSTON, BOVEE, BOWER, BOWLEY, BOWN, BOYDEN, BOYLES, BOYNTON, BOZARTH, BRADBURY, BRAND, BRANDON, BRANINGER, BRAVINDER, BRECHNER, BREDEN, BRENCHLEY, BRENNEMAN, BREWER, BRISBIN, BRONSON, BROOKS, BROWN, BROWNLEE, BRUBAKER, BRUNER, BRYANT, BUCK, BUEGHLY, BUFFINGTON, BUHNER, BUKER, BULLA, BUNDY, BUNN, BUNTING, BUR, BURDEN, BURNETT, BURRELL, BURWELL, BUSS, BUTTERBAUGH, BYERS, CALHOUN, CAMERON, CAMP, CAMPBELL, CANCROSS, CANFIELD, CAPWELL, CAR, CARLIN, CARMICHAEL, CARNCROSS, CARR, CARROLL, CASE, CASS, CHAMBAUD, CHAMBERLIN, CHAMPLIN, CHAPIN, CHEADLE, CHEESMAN, CHERYHOLMES, CHOATE, CHURCH, CHURCHILL, CLARK, CLARKE, CLARY, CLEARWATERS, CLEMENT, CLOSE, CLUBINE, COATES, COCKLIN, CODDING, COE, COLE, COLEMAN, COLLINS, COLTON, CONNERS, CONRAD, COOK, COOLEY, COOPER, COOTE, CORBETT, CORBIN, CORNELL, CORNISH, CORNWELL, CORWIN, COTTEN, COTTERMAN, COTTON, COVEL, COX, CRAIG, CRANAGE, CRANDALL, CRAWFORD, CRITTENDEN, CULBERTSON, CUNNINGHAM, CURTIS, CUTTER, DAMON, DANELS, DARBY, DAUGHERTY, DAVID, DAVIDS, DAVIES, DAVIS, DAY, DAYTON, DEAN, DEBARE, DEEMIN, DEMPSEY, DENLINGER, DENNISTON, DENT, DETRICK, DEWEY, DEWITT, DICKEY, DILLE, DILLINGHAM, DIMICK, DIVELEY, DIXON, DOBSHIRE, DOE, DOVENBARGER, DOW, DOWNING, DOXEY, DRAKE, DRUGAN, DUBOIS, DUNBAR, DUNKERTON, DUNN, DUNNING, DUNTON, DURLAND, EAGER, EAMES, EARHART, EASLEY, EASON, EASTMAN, EDDY, EDGINGTON, EIGHMEY, ELDRIDGE, ELIJAH, ELLIS, ELWELL, ENDSTEY, ENGEL, ENGLEDOW, ENNIS, ENSIGN, ESHER, ESSICK, ESTES, EVANS, EWING, EYESTONE, FANCHER, FANSLER, FARNSWORTH, FARRINGTON, FAY, FELLOWS, FELTEN, FELTON, FERO, FERRIS, FIELD, FIKE, FISH, FISHER, FISKE, FITZGIBBINS, FLICKINGER, FOOT, FORBES, FORD, FORSTER, FOSS, FOX, FRENCH, FRITZ, FRITZGES, FROST, FRY, FULLER, GALLOWAY, GARDNER, GARNER, GARRISON, GAY, GEORGE, GERHOLT, GIBLER, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILLET, GINSBACH, GIPE, GLASGOW, GLIDDON, GOLDIZEN, GOOD, GOODELL, GOSGROVE, GOSS, GOTHARD, GOWER, GRANDGIRARD, GRANT, GRAY, GREEN, GRIGSBY, GUERNSEY, GUMMERT, HACKETT, HAIMER, HALL, HALLOCK, HALLOWAY, HALTON, HAMAN, HAMAR, HAMBLIN, HAMER, HAMILTON, HAMPTON, HANEY, HANNA, HANSON, HARDY, HARE, HARMON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARTWELL, HARVEY, HATHWAY, HAUN, HAUVER, HAWK, HAYDEN, HAYES, HAYS, HAYWARD, HEADLEY, HEALY, HEIGHTSMAN, HELD, HELM, HEMMER, HEMPSEED, HENRY, HENSLEY, HERVEY, HESS, HICKS, HIGBEE, HIGH, HILL, HINE, HODGDON, HODGE, HODGES, HODGIN, HOFFMAN, HOLDEN, HOLLER, HOLLISTER, HOLMES, HOLTON, HOSFORD, HOUGHTON, HOUSEMAN, HOUSEMANN, HOWARD, HOWLAND, HUBBARD, HUDSON, HUGHES, HUSTON, HUTCHISON, HUTTON, INGALLS, IOWA, IRVIN, ISLEY, JACKSON, JACQUITH, JAMES, JANES, JENKINS, JESUP, JEWELL, JOBE, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JOLLS, JONES, KEARSLEY, KEEHN, KEEPERS, KELLER, KENNEDY, KERN, KETTERMAN, KING, KIRCHNER, KIRKPATRICK, KIRLEY, KIRSIK, KITCHIN, KLOPP, KNAPP, KRANER, KRESS, KYLER, LABARE, LACEY, LACY, LAIRD, LANE, LANGDELL, LANGWORTHY, LARABEE, LARKIN, LASHBROOK, LAUGHLIN, LAWRENCE, LEACH, LEAVITT, LEE, LEFLER, LEONARD, LETTS, LICEY, LICHTENBERG, LICHTY, LIVENGOOD, LIVINGSTONE, LOCKHART, LOCKWOOD, LOEPER, LONGENECKER, LOWARY, LOWELL, LUNDY, LUSCH, LYTLE, MACK, MACLOON, MADIGAN, MALONE, MANSON, MARSH, MARSTON, MARTIN, MASON, MATHEWS, MATTHEWS, MAXFIELD, MAY, MAYNARD, MCBRIDE, MCCAULEY, MCCLAIN, MCCLARRAN, MCCLOUD, MCCLURE, MCCORD, MCCOY, MCCRACKEN, MCCREIGHT, MCCULLOUGH, MCDANELD, MCDOWALL, MCDOWELL, MCFARLANE, MCGINLEY, MCGINNIS, MCINTOSH, MCKENNEY, MCKENZIE, MCKINLEY, MCLANE, MCLAREN, MCLEAN, MCLEOUD, MCLOUD, MCMANUS, MCMICHAEL, MCNARNEY, MCNIECE, MEAD, MEAGHER, MEARS, MELLEN, MELROSE, MENEL, MEREDITH, MERRILL, METZNER, MIKESELL, MILLER, MILLETT, MILLLER, MILLS, MITCHELL, MOBLEY, MOFFATT, MOODY, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORTIMER, MOULTON, MULLARKY, MUNGER, MUNSON, MURPHY, MURRAY, MYERS, NAYLOR, NEELY, NELSON, NEWCOMER, NEWELL, NISSLY, NORRIS, NORTON, OLMSTED, ONEILL, ORBISON, ORDWAY, OSMER, OVERMAN, PAGE, PALMER, PARKER, PASHBY, PATTEE, PATTEN, PEASE, PENDLETON, PENNELL, PHILLIPS, PHILPOT, PIERCE, PLANT, PORTER, POTTER, PRATT, PRESTON, PUKMA, PYLE, QUIGLEY, RANDALL, RARICK, RARRICK, RATTRAY, REED, REGAN, REITZELL, RENFREW, RICE, RICHMUIR, RINDGE, ROBERT, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROEBLING, ROWE, ROWND, RUMSEY, SACKRIDER, SANDERS, SANDFORD, SANFORD, SAWYER, SCHRODER, SEARCH, SEELEY, SEELY, SELLERS, SERGEANT, SHAEFFER, SHAFER, SHARP, SHAW, SHEHAN, SHELEY, SHEPARD, SHERMAN, SHIGLEY, SILVERTHORN, SLATER, SLAUTER, SMITH, SMOUSE, SPALDING, SPENCER, STARR, STAVER, STEARS, STEED, STILES, STILSON, STIMSON, STOLTS, STRAYER, STURGES, STURGIS, SUNDERLAND, SWARTZELL, TAPP, TAYLOR, TEMPLE, TERWILLIGER, THWAITE, TITUS, TUFTS, VANDERSALL, VIEDEN, VIERS, VOLK, WADE, WAIT, WARD, WASHBURN, WATERS, WATKINS, WATTS, WHARTON, WHATES, WHITE, WHITMAN, WHITNEY, WILLETS, WILSON, WINSLOW, WOOD, WORDEN, WRIGHT, WYCKOFF, YOUNG