Early Westmoreland County Land Maps

ORIGINAL TOWNSHIPS: Donegal, Fairfield, Hempfield, Mt. Pleasant, Rostraver, Huntingdon, Armstrong, Pitt, Tyrone, Springhill and Manallin.

"INDEX TO WARRANTEE-PATENTEE RECORDS OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA THE FRONTIER 1783-1825 (with a fold-out map)" by Patricia Duff.
The cost is $10.00 plus the minimum  $3.00 shipping fee (on 1-27-2000).

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Also other land warrant/patent maps for the townships in Westmoreland Co are available at the Tax Mapping office at the Greensburg, PA Courthouse for $5.00 each. These maps show who had the original warrant or patent.



GREENSBURG  95K

HANNASTOWN  105K

 This map is taken from "The Frontier Forts of Western PA" by George Dallas Albert, publ. in 1916 as Vol. 2 of "Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of PA". The map is bound in between pages 320 & 321. The signature of John B. Steck, 15 Jan. 1895, is at the lower right of the map -- so the landowners shown would be those of 1895.  I have seen these books offered on Ebay, usually as separate books. In fact I got my Vol. 1 that way. Good books to have!  Janet


Perhaps the person who sent the map to me simply used a much later map to demonstrate the destruction of Hannastown.  It did show the RR etc which certainly wasn't there in 1782.

The map before I scanned it was somewhat larger in size. In the upper left corner was the following title: "Hannastown with the line of the Forbes Road and the route of the Indians at the time of it's destruction on July 13, 1782".  This may have lead me into thinking that the property boundaries and names went back to 1782. I  point out this date discrepency for little things like this can cause lots of confusion in one's research!

So be advised, that I have determined that the  map presented may not actually represent land boundaries and land owners back as far as 1782.  As has been pointed out to me, the land owner names appear to coincide with some much later date.  I think this particular map is still a valuable asset...but it shouldn't be presented as representing the year 1782.
 

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