Mid-Continent Public Library
Plat Books of Jackson County, Missouri
This collection includes four Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri plat books. The plat books in this collection are held by the Midwest Genealogy Center of the Mid-Continent Public Library. These heavily -used plat books have been digitized to prevent further deterioration and to make them available to a wider audience.
Titles in this collection include:
- A Complete Set of Surveys and Plats of Properties in the city of Kansas City, Missouri: compiled and drawn from official records and actual surveys; published by the author and proprietor, G. M. Hopkins, 1886.
- Plat Book of Jackson County, Missouri: compiled from county records and actual surveys ; Northwest Publishing Company, 1904.
- Plat Book of Jackson County, Missouri: compiled from county records and actual surveys; Berry Publishing Company, 1911.
- Atlas of Kansas City, Mo., and Environs, published by Tuttle-Ayers-Woodward Company, 1925. An index of landowners is included at the front of the book.
Rights and Reproductions
All plat books in this collection are in the public domain. Digital images are property of Mid-Continent Public Library; contact the Midwest Genealogy Center at Mid-Continent Public Library for photocopy or commercial use of images in this collection.
How to Use This Collection
When viewing plat books, use the Table of Contents in the left pane, click on the map image you wish to view. Use the viewer in the right pane to manipulate the image view.
Plat books make use of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) to represent land ownership on a county-by-county basis; other features such as roads, water bodies, and railroads are included. Public and private property shown on these maps is not considered a full or legally accurate representation of ownership but, rather, is a general picture of deed ownership at the date of the publication.
Generally, parcels of land that are 5 acres or more are labeled with the owner's name.
Other abbreviations: T-R-S = T - Township, R- Range, S – Section; et al. = and others; hrs. = heirs; est. = estate; jt. = joint; Add. = Addition