The Land Patents lists 550,036 land patent owners in United States—134,364 in Oregon, 133,082 in Washington, 66,132 in California, and 43,470 in Colorado. Of the 550,036 owners, 43 do not have a state specified in their records and therefore are not included in the table breakdown.
- 550,036 total owners.
- 542,888 private owners.
- 5,151 corporation owners.
- 1,928 agency owners.
- 29 state owners.
- 11 county owners.
- 9 united states of america owners.
- 8 forest service owners.
- 6 unknown owners.
- 3 not determined owners.
- 2 bureau of land management owners.
- 1 department of defense owners.
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Land Patent News From The Land Patents™
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and 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
Whether 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.