PRINCETON — The new 2013 Bureau County Land Atlas and Plat Book is now available for purchase through the Bureau County Farm Bureau. The new plat book was produced by Rockford Map Publishers, located in Rockford. This is the 18th edition of the Bureau County Plat Book produced by Rockford Map Publishers since the first edition in 1952.
The Bureau County Farm Bureau is distributing this edition of the plat book as a service to the community. Plat books are a great reference tool not only for landowners but for business owners as well. It is a necessary reference guide for industries such as real estate, agriculture, land development, utilities, and municipal government, to name a few.
The plat book accurately displays parcel boundaries, roadways, waterways, railways, section lines, municipal boundaries, acreage and an index to owners. An additional map feature included in the new plat book is aerial map images. An aerial map lies opposite each township parcel map, and is very useful in providing a quick gauge to the use of a particular parcel, whether it be agriculture, forestry, residential, or commercial. Latitude/Longitude grids for GPS reference are also provided along with a rural addressing grid. Due to the growing popularity of GPS systems, the Latitude/Longitude grid has become a widespread appeal to recreational users of the book.