Land Grants and Sales

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<p>Ohio lands were surveyed and sold by the federal government, private individuals, and by the states of Virginia and Connecticut. Since parts of the state were surveyed at different times, Ohio was divided into areas called survey &quot;districts&quot; or &quot;land grants.&quot;</p>
<p><strong>Virginia Military District</strong><br />
<p><strong>Connecticut Western Reserve</strong><br />
In 1786, Connecticut gave up ownership of all its western lands to the United States, except for the Western Reserve in the northeast part of what was to become Ohio.</p>
<p><strong>Fire Lands&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br />
During the American Revolution, British troops destroyed property along the sea coast of Connecticut. In order to repay colonists for their losses, Connecticut gave these colonists 500,000 acres of land. These were called the &quot;Fire Lands&quot; and were set aside at the western end of the Western Reserve.</p>
<p><strong>Seven Ranges</strong><br />