Northampton County Landowner Map Based on Surveys by G. M. Hopkins, 1860
Our goal at Ancestor Tracks is to publish maps and land ownership information allowing genealogy researchers to place more precisely the locations where our ancestors lived. The state of Pennsylvania began platting the exact metes-and-bounds tracts of the earliest landowners, township-by-township, starting in 1907, but the Land Office only completed about 1/3 of the state before the project ended. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania did not plat the tracts of the earliest landowners of Northampton County.
To date, only one township has been mapped - Marie Robinson has published First Warrantees of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Township. She has listed all of the neighbors on the individual surveys and included images of each survey. A large connected tract map is included, and all names are indexed.
Even though the state did not create Township Warrantee Maps for Northampton County, you can find records for the first landowners of the county in First Landowners of PA: Colonial and State Warrant Registers in the PA Archives, Harrisburg, 1682-ca 1940 , as well as the First Landowners of Pennsylvania: Indexes to the Colonial and State Patent Registers in the PA Archives, Harrisburg. In addition, Marie Robinson has platted the original surveys of Lehigh Township, the only township so far to be platted, in First Warrantees of Northampton County, Pennsylvania - Lehigh Township.
The 1860 Map of Northampton Co., Pennsylvania is below. Click on the township of your choice below. Once the images are loaded, they can be enlarged by clicking on them, and they may be saved to your computer by right-clicking and selecting "Save Image As..."