Sample Connected Tract Map The first private land owners in much of Pennsylvania obtained their lands from the Commonwealth through a process that involved an application, warrant, survey, and patent. Connected tract maps are developed from these surveys. An accompanying booklet lists, for each tract, the warantee, patentee, warrant register entry, tract name, patent book entry, and neighbors' names (as shown on the survey).
Portion of connected tract map constructed for client, Snake Spring Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Bedford County, Pennsylvania Mapping Project
A series of connected tract maps are under construction for Bedford County. The connected tract maps are overlaid on USGS topographic quadrangles, as seen above. In addition to Snake Spring Township, the Everett West, Clearville, and Rainsburg USGS quadrangles are fully mapped; portions of the Bedford, Buffalo Mills, Beans Cove, Everett East, Martinsburg, New Enterprise, and Roaring Spring quadrangles are mapped.
A county-wide database contains the names of warantees, patentees, neighbors, and all individuals named on the tract surveys. Information is added as tracts are mapped. The database presently contains information from over 1100 warrants and the associated surveys.