Woldert's Map of Smith County, Texas

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Cadastral map of Smith County, Texas in the Piney Woods region. A notice regarding the creation of the map is included in the lower-left corner. Several features are noted including part of Henderson and Van Zandt Counties, as well as Houston Mound, located in the Sam Houston Survey. There is a patriotic drawing of an eagle holding an American flag at the top of the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).

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1 map : laminated ; 76 x 76 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1905.

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This map is part of the collection entitled: GLO Historic County Maps and was provided by Texas General Land Office to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1440 times , with 27 in the last month . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office contributes items from their Historic County Map Collection, ca. 1838-1939 ( 926 maps), Lorenzo de Zavala Online (13 items), and the O. Henry Collection (11 items). The historic county maps are cadastral (land ownership) maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant, within a particular county in Texas. In Lorenzo de Zavala Online, see the Expediente of de Zavala's 1829 colonization contract, as well as correspondence to or from Jose Angel Navarro, Jose Domingo Ugartechea, Jose Maria Falcon, Martin Perfecto de Cos, Stephen F. Austin, Manuel de Mier y Teran, and Ramon Musquiz. As part of the O. Henry Collection, the General Land Office contributes maps drawn and signed by O. Henry, administrative records, newspaper clippings, a written account, and a land grant records.

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  • Main Title: Woldert's Map of Smith County, Texas
  • Added Title: Smith County

Description

Cadastral map of Smith County, Texas in the Piney Woods region. A notice regarding the creation of the map is included in the lower-left corner. Several features are noted including part of Henderson and Van Zandt Counties, as well as Houston Mound, located in the Sam Houston Survey. There is a patriotic drawing of an eagle holding an American flag at the top of the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).

Physical Description

1 map : laminated ; 76 x 76 cm.

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Part of the County map collection.

Copyrighted by William Albert Woldert in 1905.
Presented to General Land Office March 12, 1916 by Will. A. Woldert, Tyler, Texas.

"Showing the original Land Grants made by the Republic and State of Texas, together with their correct Abstract Numbers, also Survey No's. W'm. C. Walker."

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GLO Historic County Maps

The Texas General Land Office contributes Historic County Maps from its earliest collections. The maps are cadastral maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant within a particular county in Texas. Formats represented include manuscripts, lithographs, some early photographs, and blueprints/bluelines. The scale is generally 1 inch to 4000 varas. Most of the maps were compiled and drawn by draftsmen at the GLO, and most are manuscript maps.

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  • 1905

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Woldert's Map of Smith County, Texas, map, 1905; Tyler, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88975/: accessed December 8, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.