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An 1887 atlas of landownership maps of Racine and Kenosha counties

Illustrated atlas of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin

County landownership maps were designed to show ownership of every piece of land within a given county. The basic landownership map showed townships, each six miles square, and its subdivision into 36 sections. These sections were numbered and labeled with the name of the landowner and the number of acreage owned. Developed in the early 19th century as large wall maps, the maps evolved into bound county atlases after the Civil War and were a highly profitable undertaking for publishers. This 1887 Illustrated Atlas of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin, is a typical example.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: H.O. Brown and Company
Pub Data: Chicago: H.O. Brown and Co., 1887
Citation: Illustrated Atlas of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin (Chicago: H.O. Brown and Co., 1887); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/16/2014
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