Hubbard County has released a new web map that displays historical plat maps. The “Public Land Survey (PLS) & Section Corners” web map can be viewed here and is linked from their maps page.
In this new map, users can select the General Land Office (GLO) plats map service as a backdrop (at certain large scales) and can click on a township feature to get the georeferenced PDF of the plat map for that area. At scales where PLS corners are displayed, those points can also be clicked to view more information about the corner. For some corners, the “Certificate of Location” is viewable as a PDF. An excellent one-page help sheet shows the site’s features at a glance.
The digital GLO plat maps were created by a project that MnGeo coordinated in partnership with the Secretary of State’s Office, MnDOT, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the MN Association of County Surveyors. The map service was created by Foth consultants. The data and the map service are documented in the Minnesota Geospatial Commons in this record.