Cumberland County
Plat Map

Welcome to the Cumberland County, Illinois Plat Map page.  Below is a plat map of Cumberland County showing showing civil townships, cities, villages, and cemeteries, plus survey townships and sections.  The information on the map was compiled from a variety of sources and may not be complete, especially with regard to cemeteries.  If you see anything that needs added or corrected, please contact me.  A big thank you goes to Glenna Tippett Mullen for her help in verifying many of the cemetery locations and her continuing efforts in improving the accuracy of the map.

You can use the map below in conjunction with the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales database to pinpoint the exact locations of orginal land purchases in Cumberland County (county code 018).  At the bottom of the page at the web site is a good description of how to use township, range, and section data to find a location.  The database gives you the survey township (such as Twp. 9N), range (such as Rng. 8E), section number (1 to 36), and section part (such as NESW), which you can then use to find the location on the map.  More information land surveys in Illinois can be found at the Land Sales in Illinois web site.

The plat lines for the survey townships, ranges, and sections on the map below are not exactly as they appear on an actual detailed plat map.  I have straightened out and squared off the lines.  An ideal section is a square of one mile on each side.  However, the realities of surveying the earth's surface has caused surveyors to slightly deform the survey lines in many places, so every section is not a perfect one-mile square.  But, the map below is accurate in the respect that the cities, villages, and cemeteries are shown in their true survey townships and sections.

Many of the places on the map can be found in the USGS Geographic Names Information System database.  You can generate maps at this site that show other features such as highways, roads, railroads, rivers, etc.

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Cities and Villages

                    Plat Location *              
     Place Name       Township (civil)  Section Part     Section     Twp.   Rng. 
Bowman Ford 1 Greenup        
Bradbury Cottonwood NE - SW 7 10N 9E
Casey 2 Union SE - SE 19 10N 11E
Cherwood Ford 1 Greenup        
Dees Greenup SE,SW - NW
NE,NW - SW
14
"
9N
"
9E
"
Diona 3 Union [at intersection of] 24,25
19,30
11N
11N
9E
10E
Greenup Greenup [parts of] 1,2,11,12
36
9N
10N
9E
9E
Hazel Dell Crooked Creek  [at intersection of  23,24,25,26  9N 10E
Janesville 3 Cottonwood NE,NW - NW 30 11N 9E
Jewett Woodbury [parts of] 24
19
9N
9N
8E
9E
Johnstown Cottonwood NE,SE - SE 27 11N 8E
Liberty Hill Greenup [at intersection of] 23,24,25,26 9N 9E
Lillyville 1 Spring Point        
Maple Point Union SW - SE
NW - NE
5
8
10N
"
10E
"
McCann Ford 1 Cottonwood        
Montrose 4 Spring Point SW - SW 36 9N 7E
Neal Neoga [at intersection of] 17,18,19,20 10N 8E
Neoga Neoga [parts of] 7,8,17,18 10N 7E
Rocky Ford 1 Sumpter        
Roslyn Spring Point NE,SE - SE
NW,SW - SW
11
12
9N
"
7E
"
Timothy Greenup/Union [at intersection of] 17,18,19,20 10N 10E
Toledo Sumpter [parts of] 25,36
30,31
10N
10N
8E
9E
Trilla 3 Neoga NW - NE 30 11N 8E
Union Center Union [at intersection of] 3,4,9,10 10N 10E
Walla Walla Greenup [at half-way point
of border between
]
21,28 9N 9E
Woodbury Woodbury SW - NW
SE - NE
27
28
9N
9N
8E
8E
Vevay Park Union SE - SE 26 10N 10E
             
  1  These places don't show up on the plat maps, but are listed in the USGS Geographic Names Information System as "populated places."
  2  Casey is mainly in Clark County with a small western section in Cumberland County.
  3  Diona, Janesville, and Trilla all lie directly on the Coles and Cumberland County border.
  4  Montrose is mainly in Effingham County with a small northern section in Cumberland County.
   
 *  For information on how to find a location with plat data, see the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales web site.  The "section part" data, refers to section quarters.  For example, "NE - SW" refers to the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of a particular section.  Multiple designations mean the location spans more than one quarter.  For example, "NW,SW - NE" refers to the nortwest and southwest quarters of the northeast quarter of a particular section.  This is all described at the above-mentioned web site.

If you have any additons or corrections to the map or other information above, please contact me.  Thanks.

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Michael L. Hébert
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Last updated on Saturday, 08-March-2008.