The Delaware County Aerial Plat Maps digital collection includes views of the following cities and towns in Indiana: Albany, Daleville, Eaton, Gaston, Muncie, Selma, and Yorktown.
Created in the 1970s by the Sidwell Company, the plat maps were used by the Delaware County Auditor's Office to keep track of splits and combines of properties. Using red pencil, the County Auditor marked the division and consolidation of plats, thus maintaining current records on residential & commercial property.
The maps are titled based on a number of factors. The first number refers to the number that the Sidwell Company assigned to the surveyed township in order to created the counties parcel maps. Each one of these townships is broken down into 36 sections, which is referenced the second number included in the title. Finally, sections are then broken down further into 8 more divisions, which are labeled using A through H.
Use the plat key maps to find specific parcels of land at the township level.
Each map features a Public Land Survey System (PLSS) number, which is a way of subdividing and describing land in the United States. The PLSS breaks down parcels of land by section, township, and range.
This digital collection was made possible through a collaboration between the Delaware County Auditor's Office and the Ball State University Libraries.
This project is part of the Indiana Memory Digital Library and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.
Archives and Special Collections, Delaware County Auditor, MAPS 134 Finding Aid, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Indiana Memory