Monday, September 7, 2015

Mappy Monday - C.B. Sharp in Plat Book of Taney County, Mo., 1930

W.W. Hixson & Co. created a series of plat books for Missouri in 1930. The maps use the Public Land Survey System (townships and ranges) to record land ownership. The following image is a part of the Swan Township map of Taney County which shows a parcel of land owned by
C.B. Sharp.[1]

Map of part of Swan Township, T. 24 N., R. 20 W., of Taney County, Missouri. The colorized parcel in section 35 is labeled C.B. Sharp. (Each section square is 1 mile per side.)


The 1930 U.S. census household for Charles B. Sharpp was located in Swan Township but outside the formal boundary of the city of Forsyth.[2] The plat map shows that although Charles lived outside of Forsyth, the town was only 0.5 miles west, across the White River.
Taney County land records, with Charles and Bertie Sharp as grantors/grantees, should exist for this property as well as previously held property in Forsyth.

1. Plat Book of Taney County, Mo. (Rockford, Illinois: W.W. Hixson & Co., 1930), 16; digital images, Missouri Digital Heritage ( : accessed 30 August 2015), C. B. Sharp lot in southwest corner of sec. 35, T.24 N., R. 20 W.
2. 1930 U.S. census, Taney County, Missouri, population schedule, Swan Township, enumeration district (ED) 107-14, p. 251-A (stamped), sheet 8-A (penned), dwelling 182, family 182, Charles B. Sharpp household; digital images, ( : accessed 24 August 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1249. [See Census Sunday - Charles B. Sharpp household, 1930 U.S. Census, Taney Co., Mo.]