View complete 1875 Tract Map of Henderson County (270KB)
View the Map Legend
Click on the colored map to see a smaller map of that township.
So now what? Well, using the information you can get from The Official Land Patents Site or Illinois Public Domain Land Sales, if your ancestors purchased land in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, not from a private seller, you can map where your ancestors actually lived - and who their neighbors were.
This map shows each section of each township, although most of our ancestors did not buy an entire section. They bought 40 or 80 acres, and the tract description includes the "corner" or portion of the section in which they purchased their land. For a more complete description, see Mapping Land Tract Records presented by Infobahn Outfitters. You can see how I mapped the purchases made by the Edmunds family.