Submitted by Carolyn Belczyk –
Who owns Adams County? Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book published by Mapping Solutions for the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. The 2016 book is available for purchase for $25 at OSU Extension Adams County, located at 215 N. Cross Street, Room 104 in West Union. Premium wall maps are also available. For more information contact the office at (937) 544-2339.
This book includes aerial view maps opposite the landownership map pages. The 106-page spiral-bound book features township and range maps of Adams County. These maps include the property boundaries for all rural parcels within the township, the name of the owner and the number of acres owned. Also, there is a handy landowner index for easy cross referencing.
The book included information about the OSU Extension Adams County and the local 4-H program. Additional maps in this edition include municipality maps of Manchester, Peebles, Rome, Seaman, West Union, and Winchester, as well as a county road map. A new feature to this edition is an Index of the Initialed Parcels for your reference, and as an added bonus there is an explanation of the public land survey system.
This information is valuable to anyone with a need to know who owns land in Adams County. Prospective or adjoining property owners, hunters, foresters, timber and petroleum industry personnel, emergency services and many others would be interested in having a copy.
Also available at this time are two digital versions of the Adams County landowner maps.
1. SmartMap for your smart phone or tablet. A SmartMap allows you to view your location on the map and track real-time movement with the device GPS, you can measure distances and areas as well as add points of interest, photos, position and label names to the map and much more.
2. eBook for your tablet, laptop or PC. This is a digital version of the plat book.
Visit http://mappingsolutionsgis.com for these products.
Proceeds from the sale of the new plat books will benefit the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and its many programs and activities. There are approximately 700 active 4-H members in the county, enrolled in 27 community-based 4-H clubs. These clubs are led by more than 150 screened and approved adult volunteers.