The Land Patents™ is a resource for genealogists, historians, and real estate agents looking to learn more about the history of public lands and how they became private. The Land Patents™ provides the most comprehensive maps of homestead, grant, livestock, timber, mine, indian trust, and more patents. Browse our location pages to learn where land patents are and who owned them. Or, read our blog to learn more about land patents on public lands.
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The Bureau of Land Managment houses millions of historic land documents which have passed through the hands of the United States federal government. Most of these patents are original home-steading grants dating back to the 1880s. You'll also find grazing, mining, and timber land patents. The BLM also administers Indian Trust lands, which have been grouped with these records. While they do publicly list these patents, the data can be overwhelming. The Land Patents™ has done the processing and analysis for you so you can access and explore data from the BLM but in our friendly environment.
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The creation of National Parks are often met with some resistance from local interests, but few saw a more bitter battle than between Ralph H. Cameron and the federal government over the creation of the Grand Canyon National Park. Cameron had mining claims on prime land along the rim which predated the designation of the Grand Canyon as a National Monument. The land was exploited as tourist stops where visitors would pay fees to use the path (now part of the Bright Angel Trail) on his claim from the rim to the canyon floor and other services he built on his claim.
His mining claims were eventually enveloped as part of the National Park area—now only a side note in the changing topography and designations of land in the USA.
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Read about homesteading, mining, ranching, logging news, places of interest, and tutotials to better understand land patents on our blog. Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and land patents. Discover homestead, grant, livestock, timber, mine, indian trust, and more museums, landmarks, and other places of interest. Keep ahead on land patent activity with exclusive analysis by The Land Patents™.
Understanding Patent Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Wether it is filing a patent or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Patent handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these patents harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.
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