We’ve reproduced here plat maps of Clay County townships showing property ownership as of late July or early August 1916. They were apparently published as part of the 1916 statewide Plat Book of the State of Minnesota by W.W. Hixson & Company of Rockford, Ill.,1916. We also have the complete Plat Book for all of the rest of the counties in minnesota on microfilm in the Archives.
These plats show land ownership, the location of roads, railroad sidings, schools, churches, cemeteries and rural post offices. Click here to view a current map of Clay County showing the townships’ locations.
These plats are in Adobe Portable Digital File (PDF) format. You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view them.
Click on the links below for each township plat map. The files vary in size from about 100k to 200k. They can take a while to download.