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1876 Illustrated Historical Atlas Of Greene County, Missouri

Web edition of the Atlas

The digitization of the 1876 Historical Plat of Greene County, Missouri, was done by Patti Hobbs. Special thanks to her for making this most important early map of Greene County available to the public.

All the pages from this reprinted atlas have been scanned except the index. There are two file size options for download: one, a lower resolution, smaller edition; and two, the original scans at a higher resolution.

The every-name and place index has been restructured for web use. Find the name or place of interest in the index, and click the link to download the image.

There are several ways to access the images:

  1. By selecting pages from the listing by page numbers found by clicking here
  2. By selecting particular pages of interest from the table of contents by clicking here
  3. By browsing or searching the index by clicking the following:

[The following is the introduction found in the printed volume of the atlas]

This is the earliest important book published on Greene County. It contains some historical and biographical information, but the most interesting part of the book is the map selection. The maps show the locations of schools, mills, cemeteries, creeks, churches, and more. More importantly, from a genealogical standpoint, the maps are in effect a snapshot of where people were living in Greene County in 1876.

The maps are arranged by geographical township; for example township 29, range 24. Theoretically there are 36 sections of 640 acres per township. In Greene County the first 6 sections of township 29, from east to west across the county, have lots attached above them. This results in more acreage in these 6 top sections.

In addition to township maps, there are also some plats of county towns: Walnut Grove and Strafford for example.

Pieces of property on the township maps will be identified by owner's name. Under or near the name will be a number which is the number of acres in that piece of property. Many pieces of property are marked either A. & P. R.R. or A & P. R.R. Co. Both are abbreviations for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company. Other business owners are also listed.

Carolyn Snider has worked on the indexing, arrangement, and layout of this book. It would be impossible to thank Carolyn for all the volunteer work she has done for the Archives.