A Diagram of the State of Alabama
This 1847 map of Alabama done by the General Land Office, shows Choctaw Cession of 1830, Chickasaw Cession of 1833, Creek Cession of 1832, and Cherokee Cession. Also shows Old Creek and Old Choctaw boundary lines and Old Madison County. Towns shown include Mobile, Sparta, Montgomery, Wetumka, Mardisville, Tuscaloosa, and others. The General Land Office was an independent agency of the United States government responsible for the public domain lands of the U.S. Established in 1812, the GLO oversaw the surveying, platting, and sale of the public lands in the Western United States. By the early 20th century, the General Land Office shifted from its primary function of land sales to issuing leases and collecting grazing fees for livestock raised on public lands. The GLO eventually merged with the United States Grazing Service to become the Bureau of Land Management in 1946. GLO Maps like this one are very difficult to find in acceptable condition due to the poor paper used by the Government.
Size: 12 x 22.5 inches
Condition: Very Good
Map Maker: General Land Office
Coloring: Black & White