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1869 to 1871 Road Plats of Madison County by Surveyor Don Alonzo Spaulding


Spaulding, Don Alonzo, “1869 to 1871 Road Plats of Madison County by Surveyor Don Alonzo Spaulding,” Madison Historical, accessed June 20, 2024,


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These road plats were created by Don Alonzo Spaulding from 1869 to 1871. On March 25, 1869, Spaulding was employed by the county court of Madison County to survey all state and county roads in Madison County for public record.1 The plats were completed by 1871, and the county court approved them as legal evidence on September 14, 1871.2 The plats were to be kept in the county clerk's office.3 Today, they are located in the office of the Madison County Recorder. The plats were used as evidence in a 1879 civil suit between The Edwardsville Railroad Company and Seth T. Sawyer.4


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  • law
  • map
  • plats
  • surveys
  • roads
  • railroads


Spaulding, Don Alonzo






  • Miscellaneous Document


  • Black and white photocopy
  • pdf

Original Format

Bound volume of paper plats


  • Madison County, Illinois


  • MCR-D-0004
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