Land Grant

A land grant is a gift of real estate – land or its privileges – made by a government or other authority as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military service. Grants of land are also awarded to individuals and companies as incentives to develop unused land in relatively unpopulated countries; the process of awarding land grants are not limited to the countries named below.

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Land Grant - United States
... In Colonial America, starting in the 16th century, land grants were given for the purpose of establishing settlements, missions, and farms ... Countries granting land included Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Britain ... Under colonial law, a patentee had to improve the land ...
Maxwell Land Grant
... The Maxwell Land Grant, also known as the Beaubien-Miranda Land Grant, was a 1,714,765-acre (6,939.41 km2) Mexican land grant in Colfax County, New Mexico and part of adjoining Las Animas County, Colorado ... This land grant was one of the largest contiguous private landholdings in the history of the United States ... Ute Park and Vermejo Park, came to be located within the grant, as well as numerous other towns that are now ghost towns ...
Campus Of University Of The Philippines Los Baños - Areas - Land Grants
... UPLB has three major land grants provided by the government of the Philippines the Laguna-Quezon Land Grant, the La Carlota Land Grant, and the Laguna Land Grant ... The 5,719-hectare (14,130-acre) Laguna-Quezon Land Grant, acquired in February 1930, is located in the towns of Real, Quezon, and Siniloan, Laguna ... The 705-hectare (1,740-acre) La Carlota Land Grant is situated in Negros Occidental, a province in the Western Visayas region ...
Lucien Maxwell - Background
... Beaubien and his partner, Guadalupe Miranda, had received a land grant of a million acres (4,000 km²) in northeast New Mexico ... Maxwell began more active management of the land grant ... who was still in Mexico, sold his share of the 1,000,000-acre (4,000 km2) land to Maxwell for $2,745 ...
Long Reach, Columbia, Maryland - Names
... The Village derives its name from a land grant named Long Reach, patented to Major Edward Dorsey in 1696 ... Phelps Luck is named for the land grant, Phelps His Luck, patented to Walter Phelps in 1695 ... Locust Park is named for the land grant Locust Thickett, patented to Richard Owings in 1688 ...

Famous quotes containing the words grant and/or land:

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
    —Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885)

    The mode of clearing and planting is to fell the trees, and burn once what will burn, then cut them up into suitable lengths, roll into heaps, and burn again; then, with a hoe, plant potatoes where you can come at the ground between the stumps and charred logs; for a first crop the ashes suffice for manure, and no hoeing being necessary the first year. In the fall, cut, roll, and burn again, and so on, till the land is cleared; and soon it is ready for grain, and to be laid down.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)