These are tables of Federal Land Patents issued for properties in
Dallas County, Missouri. The tables include lands that were part
of Dallas County from 1841 to 1855 when a strip in the southern
part of the county was given to Webster County, leaving the
"panhandle" in the southwest corner.
Use the links in the table to the left to select a Township and Range.
Each Twp/Rng table lists the Accession/Serial No., the
Section, the Aliquot Parts, the Pantentee (owner),
and the Issue Date for each patent in that Township and Range.
Each Accession/Serial No. link will take you to the Bureau of Land
Management, General Land Office Records, (BLM GLO) web page for that
You can find which Twp/Rng your ancestors' lands were in
by looking them up in these surname indices:
These indices sort the patents by issue date, then by location:
The public domain data for the land patents is available at the
BLM GLO website,
which has an explanation of the
Rectangular Survey System
showing how Townships, Ranges and Sections are numbered,
and how aliquot parts (legal subdivisions) are labeled within a section.
Dallas County Map
showing the Townships, Ranges and Section lines.
Section Number Grid
showing how sections are numbered.
Legal Land Descriptions
for how and why parcels of land are described in terms of aliquot parts
or lot numbers within sections.
to plot your ancestors' properties in
sections that are nominally one mile square.
Section Grid, Twp 34
to plot properties in Township 34
whose sections 1 through 6 are over 2 miles north and south.