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A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale.
A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale.

A plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing how a piece of land is divided. Township plats were created by General Land Office surveyors to show the distance and bearing between survey corners, and sometimes topographic or vegetation information. City, town or village plats are divided into lots with streets and alleys, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this is known as subdivision. After a plat is filed, legal descriptions can refer to lot numbers rather than portions of sections. Plats can also legally dedicate land for road and other rights-of-way. Download high resolution version (800x715, 139 KB) Source: http://www. ... Download high resolution version (800x715, 139 KB) Source: http://www. ... A map of the world by Johannes Kepler A map is a simplified depiction of a space, a navigational aid which highlights relations between objects within that space. ... The General Land Office, a former agency of the United States government, was created in 1812 to take over functions previously conducted by the United States Department of the Treasury relating to the public domain. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, typical of a small town A street is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. ... Alleys are generally less well-maintained than roads. ... Sectioning a township In U.S. land surveying, a section is an area nominally one mile square, containing 640 acres (2. ... Right-of-way is a legal term which may have any of several meanings: priority at a crossing, or in traffic. ...


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The creation of a plat map is also an important step in the process of incorporating a town or city according to United States law. Because the process of incorporation must be done at a courthouse, the incorporation papers for many American cities may be stored hundreds of miles away in another state. In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... Montreal skyline at night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ...


For example, the original plat for the city of San Francisco, California, filed in 1849, is kept at the Clackamas County courthouse in Oregon City, Oregon, then the capital of the Oregon Territory and the site of closest federal land office. This is because California did not become part of the United States until 1850. San Franciscos famous fog and famous Golden Gate Bridge. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Clackamas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Municipal Elevator in Oregon City Oregon City is the first city in the United States incorporated west of the Rockies. ... The Oregon Territory is the name applied both to the unorganized Oregon Country claimed by both the United States and Britain, as well as to the organized U.S. territory formed from it that existed between 1848 and 1859. ... State nickname: The Golden State Official languages English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 4. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


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Plat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (257 words)
City, town or village plats are divided into lots with streets and alleys, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this is known as subdivision.
The creation of a plat map is also an important step in the process of incorporating a town or city according to United States law.
For example, the original plat for the city of San Francisco, California, filed in 1849, is kept at the Clackamas County courthouse in Oregon City, Oregon, then the capital of the Oregon Territory and the site of closest federal land office.
Encyclopedia: Plat (911 words)
A plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing how a piece of land is divided into lots with streets and alleys, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this is known as subdivision.
Plat books are prepared from a variety of source data including U.S. Census TIGER (digital line) files, historical local government tax parcel maps, aerial photography, and property descriptions.
Public and private property depicted on these plats is not considered a full or legally accurate representation of ownership interests or extents, but is a generalized picture, or snapshot-in-time, of the last deed filed on a property at the time the County Register of Deeds' records were searched.
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