Lotting Plans are the original "subdivision maps" for
the towns. Typically made in the earliest days of the
town's existence, often before any settlers, these maps
divided up the township into smaller parcels of a few
hundred acres each, so the lots could be sold or given
to private individuals. A typical late 1700s lotting
plan divides a town into a checkerboard of
rectangular lots, each numbered by "lot and range".
These maps are important today because the old lot lines
are often land boundaries today, and many documents,
such as deeds and highway layouts, refer to the old
For more information on the old lotting plans,
We offer these Old Lotting Plans in two formats, follow
either link below for more details.