Re: Section numbers in Clay County
I'm really confused on the Section and Township numbers. How could they not change? Townships were deleted and new ones created. Did they slide whole townships over from Randolph and Greene counties into Clay? If someone owned land described as Section 26, Township 20, Range 3 East in Randolph County did it become the same legal description in Clay County? It just doesn't fit for me. I have a bookfrom Desmond Walls Allen called Arkansas Land Patents: Randolph County (granted through 30 June 1908. I can't find a listing for that land in the book. Where was that? I would like to see a description of how they ceded the land from Randolph and Greene counties to Clay. How they decided where to make the cut offs. Any ideas? Do you know any expert on the developing of counties in Arkansas?
Thanks for letting me vent a little,