Donation Lands

1,000 lots of 100 acres each were awarded to those willing to settle, plant crops, build a residence, and provide a weapon for protection of the settlements.  This was a forerunner of the Homestead Act.  Not all lands were occupied by their owner; if the first claimants failed to meet the conditions, they forfeited the land.

First owners of the 1,000 100-acre lots in the Donation Tract,
based on early tax records of Washington County, Ohio, listing original owners.

Listed by Allotments

Grantees A-K
Listed Alphabetically

Grantees L-Z
 Listed Alphabetically

Logo of Digital Collectoins of Marietta College
Allotments of lands in the Donation Tract
digital images from Marietta College Special Collections

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