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Selected Pages from the 1874 Hancock County, Illinois, Plat book for Walker Township
Plat books are discussed in my column from 30 November 2005 in the Ancestry Daily News.

Theoretical maps 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 and Information