The Land Patents lists 1,684,329 land patent owners by interest relationship—1,571,723 Patentee, 22,580 Grantor, 20,528 Case Name, and 18,956 Previous Int Party. Of the 1,684,329 owners, 2 do not have a relationship specified in their records and therefore are not included in the table breakdown.
- 1,684,329 total owners.
- 1,653,466 private owners.
- 19,255 corporation owners.
- 8,568 not determined owners.
- 2,534 agency owners.
- 179 state owners.
- 168 county owners.
- 73 united states of america owners.
- 69 forest service owners.
- 9 department of defense owners.
- 6 unknown owners.
- 2 bureau of land management 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.