Pages from the 1874 Hancock County, Illinois, Plat book for
Plat books are discussed in my column from 30 November 2005 in the
Ancestry Daily News.
of townships and sections. Very helpful if you are not aware of how
sections are numbered within a township. If you do not know what
sections border section 12, take a look at these maps. Enlarged maps of
sections (such as the ones on this page) are helpful, but one must know
how they fit within the entire township.
Other Deed References