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Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales —Abbreviations

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Numbers

3 — Third Principal Meridian (3rd P.M.) or one third
2 — Second Principal Meridian (2nd P.M.) or one half
4 — Fourth Principal Meridian (4th P.M.)

A

A — assumed
AA — acres assumed
AB — Alton & Shelbyville Railroad
AC — act
AG — Agricultural College
AI — alias
AL — others
AM — Alton & Mt. Carmel Railroad
AN — Administrator
AD — addition
APR — Apple River
AR — Army
ART — artillery
AS — assignee
ASC — associate
ASM — assemble
ASS — association
AT — attorney (lawyer)
AW — Alton & Shawneetown Railroad

B

B — block, outblock, inblock, bank
BAP — Baptist
BET — between
BL — block, outblock, inblock, boundary line
BMR — Big Muddy River
BNK — bank
BO — board
BR — British
BRO — brothers
BT — Baptist
BUXTON ISL — Buxton Island

C

C — claim
CA — Catholic
CALR — Calumet River
CARB — carbon
CE — center
CEM — cemetery
CEN — central
CENT or CI — Centralia
CFT — counterfeit
CG — Congregation(al)
CH — Church
CHI — Chicago
CHR — Christian
CK — creek
CL — college
CM — Commerce Street, County Microfilm
CN — canal
CNTY — county
CO — company
COM — Commission(er)(s)
COR — corner
CP — captive
CPE — cape
CR — corner
CT — cattle
CY — city

D

D — deceased veteran of War of 1812
DANE CNTY — Dane County
DD — date-of-deed
DE — date
DESR — Des Plaines River
DG — DuPage
DH — detached
DI — description
DIIO — description incomplete
DINT — description notation
DIV — division
DO — donation
DP — date-of-purchase
DPT — detached part
DQ — DuQuoin
DR — doctor
DS — discount
DT — district
DU — Dutch

E

E — East
E2 — East half
EC — excess
EDGE — Edgewood
EL — Eldena
EMP — emporium
END — end
EP — Episcopal
ES — estate
ET — and
ET AL — and others
ETG — unknown symbol meaning
EV — Evangelical
EX — executor
EXCPT — excep

F

F — feet
FD — federal
FEED — feeder
FEL — Fellons
FFR — forfeited land redeemed
FK — Franklin Street
FL — float
FNB — First National Bank
FO — forgery
FOR — Forrestor
FR — fractional
FS — forfeited land stock
FT — first
FUL — Fulton
FV or FX — Fox River

G

GAL — Galena
GAR — General Assembly Records
GD — guard
GEN — General
GER — German
GIR — Girardeau
GLD — gold
GN — guardian
GR — grand
GT — Gratiot Street

H

H — heir of deceased veteran of War of 1812
HEG — Hegeler
HO — house
HR — heir or heirs
HS — Homestead

I

I — initials
IBL — Indian boundary line
IC — included
IL — inlot
ILL — Illinois
ILLR — Illinois River
IM — improvement
IN — Indian
INST — institute
IO — incomplete
IR — Iroquois River
ISL — island

J

JL — Joliet
JOHNS ISL — Johns Island
JR — Junior

K

KA — Kankakee
KANKR — Kankakee River
KNOX CNTY — Knox County
KP — Kappa
KSRR — Kaskaskia River

L

L — lot, outlot, inlot, line
LA — Loda
LD — land
LG — lodge
LI — listed
LIB — liberal
LK — Lake
LL — little
LNT — Lieutenant
LO — lot, outlot, inlot
LOC — locust
LOCK — lock
LP — Lockport
LS — (military) land scrip or LaSalle
LT — left
LU or LUT — Lutheran

M

M — money
MA — money assumed
MAIN — main
MANT — Manteno
MANUF — manufacture(r)(s)(ing)
MARS — Marshal(l)
MATT — Matthiessen
ME — Methodist
MID — middle
MIN — mining
MISSR — Mississippi River
MLK — Milwaukee
MO — Missouri
MU — Minuscule
MNLD — mainland
MT — military tract

N

N — North
NAT — national
NE — Northeast
NEG — Negro
NM — name
NMA — name assumed
NO — number
NR — Nora
NT — note
NW — Northwest
N2 — North half

O

OA — Ottawa
OD — Odin
OF — office
OL — outlot
OT — original town

P

P — [unknown currency]
PA — paper
PE — Presbyterian
PECK — Pecatonica River
PEN — Pennsylvannia
PET — petroleum
PLK — plank
PM — [unknown currency]

PNT — patent
PR — Plum River
PRA — prairie
PRE — pre-emption
PRES — president
PT — part
PY — payment

R

R — river
RAILRD — railroad
RC — recorded
RD — railroad
RE — reservation
REL — real
REV — ecclesiastical title, Reverend, Bishop, etc.
RI — reinstated
RIC — Richview
RIP — ripple
RL — release
RM — redeemed
RO — Roman
RP — receipt
RQ — relinquished
RR — Rock River or railroad
RS — residence
RT — right
RTW — right of way
RV — reserved

S

S — South
SA — saline
SAND — Sandoval
SANGR — Sangamon River
SC — section or school
SD or SIDE — side
SE — Southeast
SECT — section (640 acres)
SEN — senior
SH — Shawneetown
SIL — silver
SK — stock
SL — saline, slough or sublot
SM — seminary
SN — senior

SPR — Spoon River
SR — Sugar River
ST — state
STC — St. Charles
STCK — Stillman Creek
STIS — St. Isadore (Church)
STP — St. Paul
STPET — St. Peter
SUBD — subdivision
SUP — Superintendent
SURV — survey
SW — Southwest or swamp
SX — settlement
SY — sale
S2 — South half
SOC — society

T

TAB — tabernacle
TB — timber
TE — treaty
TF — transferred
TIMLT — timberlot
TN — town
TOL — Tolono
TOW — tower
TR — trustees
TRA — transportation
TS — township
TT — tract
TY — treasury
TX — tax

U

UN — Unitarian
UNKWN — Unknown

V

V — void, canceled, etc.
VC — Vincennes
VI — village
VO, VOID — void, canceled, etc.

W

W — West
WA — warrant
WAR CNTY — Warren County
WB — Wabash WP — Wapella
WT — Water Street
W2 — West half

X

X — exclusive