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Indiana Land Entries. Volume 2: Vincennes District, 1807-1877


By: Margaret R. Waters, Pub. 1948, reprinted 2023, 285 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-123-4.

The earliest land records of Indiana Territory go back to 1801, when a land office was established in Cincinnati. Tracts were surveyed according to the rectangular survey system first adopted in Ohio. This volume begins in 1807 and continues up to 1877.  It covers approximately the central third of the Vincennes District, comprising all of the present counties of Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Martin, and Pike; and over half of Monroe and Lawrence.  These records give the names of approximately 12,000 purchasers of land as well as the specific location of their land and the date of the record.