|History of the Land that is now Deerfield|
|Where the information comes from|
|The information presented here is taken from an abstact of 9825 Brandon Ct. for the Vanatta's in about 1964.|
|The legal description of the Deerfield Area in the Abstract|
|In legal terms, the area of Deerfield is known
as "the Southeast quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 17 North,
Range 3 East".
Here's how it works: All the land in Hamilton County is divided up into a tile of square parcels for the purpose of legal description. "Township 17 North" refers to a all the land in the southern quarter of the county. "Range 3 East" refers to all the land in the western quarter of the county. Taken together, "Township 17 North, Range 3 East" refers to a block of land in the southwest corner of the county, roughly from 96th/Michigan in the far southwest, up to 146th street, over to Westfield blvd, and back down to 96th.
"Section 9" refers to a 640-acre square within Townshop 17 North, Range 3 East. Section 9 is a square bordered by 96th St, Township Line Rd, 106th St., and Ditch Road. Section 9 is further subdivided into quarters, and each quarter is divided into quarters. The quarter of a quarter is 40 acres. Deerfield takes up most of the southest quarter of the Southeast Quarter of section 9.
|Sequence of Ownership of the southeast quarter of the Southeast Quarter of section 9|
|Unlike most other property in our area, our 40
acres was not subdivided until Deerfield was platted. This makes it easy to tell the
story of who has owned the land: