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ImageReport of Sales of School Land in Kane County (IL)

1845 & 1846


Twp

&

Range

Date Purchaser   #

 of

Acres

 $

 per

Acre  

42R7 12-16-1845 Stewart Christy 40 $.25 No. 1
42R7         12-16-1845 Robert Eakin 40 .375 No. 9
41R6 10-31-1845 Joel Root 40 1.25 No.15
41R6         10-31-1845 Th. Robinson 40 1.25 No.16
41R6 10-31-1845 Jno. O. Kane 40 1.25 No.  2
41R6 10-31-1845 Jos. Robinson 40 1.25 No.  3
         
39R6 10-13-1845 Israel Seaton 20 1.25 No. 23
39R6 10-13-1845 Israel Seaton 20   .50 No. 25
39R6 10-31-1845 Jno. Bunker 20 1.25 No. 31
39R6 10-31-1845 Jno. Bunker 20 1.625 No.32
39R6 11-08-1845 Aaron Phelps 20           No.16
39R6 11-08-1845 Aaron Phelps 20 (33)  $65.00
39R6 01-03-1846 Patk. Markey 60 26-27-28 $55.00
39R6 01-03-1846 Jas. Donough 60 5-6-7  $85.00
39R6 01-03-1846 Jas. Donough 80 8-11-12-12 $67.50
38R6 02-02-1846 Jas. Dundas 39-60/100 1.25 No. 9
38R6 02-02-1846 Justus E. Ament 40   .50 No. 7
39R6 10-13-1846 Israel Seaton 20   .50 No. 24

 

The above shows the prices paid for land, that in 1908 was valued at $100. to $125. per acre.  

Imagine what it is valued at today!

Source:  History of Kane County, IL by Joslyn & Joslyn 1908


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