The Vernon Original Land Patents Map is a 125 kb Adobe Acrobat® PDF file. You must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader installed to view the map.
The 17" x 22" map shows the first recorded land patent dates and locations for settlers in the Vernon area. This map covers only T1S-R44W, T2S-R44W, T3S-R44W, T1S-R45W, T2S-R45W and T3S-R45W of Yuma County's seventy townships.
This map is based on a series of township maps by my late aunt, Lettie B. Zion, published in 1976 for the Colorado Centennial by the Vernon Home Extension Club as a part of "A History of the Vernon Community." Lettie's mimeographed maps provided a summary of the original land patents filed in the Yuma County Clerk and Recorder's Office and showed who was currently living on the land.
GLO land patent maps reflecting the information found in the BLM GLORecords database are included in the Original Land Patents in Yuma County series. You will note several differences between what Lettie compiled and the database.
Want a printed version? Your local print shop will have a large format printer and should be able to print the PDF file for you on 18x24 paper. If you don't have a local print shop, my Vernon Patents on Four Sheets is set up to print the map on a standard 8½x11 inch printer at 300 dpi with a half inch margin. The four printed pages also include crop marks (circles with crosses) to aid in trimming off the margins so you can line the four sheets back up to reproduce the larger format map.
The Vernon Area Original Patents Map is copyrighted by Lee C Zion, March 2001.
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