Category: United States, Homesteaders

Categories: Homesteaders | US History


This is a high level category. Please do not add individual profiles. Add profiles to the narrowest category possible. See How to Categorize.

This category is managed by the Homesteaders Project. It is a top level category and should not be used on profiles.

The United States, Homesteaders category has been divided by state and county for the public land states. These are the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

There is no public land in the original 13 colonies and other states in the east because Congress gave up its claims to any land within the boundaries of the Colonies. The States gave up their claims to what is now Alabama, Michigan, part of Minnesota, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin so that the United States could sell it to raise money for the U. S. Treasury for the common benefit of the country.

Please select the location where your ancestor filed for a homestead at the state/county level.

To search for land patents by state at the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, click here.

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Person Profiles (8)

04 Sep 1774 Knox County, Tennessee - 1850
27 Jan 1795 Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, United States - 24 Sep 1884 photo
10 Sep 1866 Kansas, United States - 19 May 1951 photo
18 Aug 1798 Wilkes, Georgia, USA - 24 Dec 1872
12 Mar 1844 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA - 10 Feb 1914 photo
15 Sep 1837 Tjärstad Parish, Östergötland, Sweden - 07 Feb 1906 photo
aft Jun 1856 Iowa, United States - 15 Oct 1889
16 Dec 1854 Springfield, Henry Co., MO - abt 1923




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