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