|1896 plat books are a helpful tool, covering the years between the 1880 census and the 1900 census time frames. Lots of movement of families or person moving where the grass is greener. Prices were cheap and lots of land for sale.
Transcribed by: Annette DeCourcy Towler.
Source: www.ancestry.com Historic Land Ownership and Reference Atlases, 1507-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Maps provided by Historic Map Works, LLC. Historic Map Works, 865 Spring Street, Westbrook, ME 04092
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