A land grant is a gift of real estate – land or its privileges – made by a government or other authority as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military service. Grants of land are also awarded to individuals and companies as incentives to develop unused land in relatively unpopulated countries; the process of awarding land grants are not limited to the countries named below.
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... UPLB has three major land grants provided by the government of the Philippines the Laguna-Quezon Land Grant, the La Carlota Land Grant, and the Laguna Land Grant ... The 5,719-hectare (14,130-acre) Laguna-Quezon Land Grant, acquired in February 1930, is located in the towns of Real, Quezon, and Siniloan, Laguna ... The 705-hectare (1,740-acre) La Carlota Land Grant is situated in Negros Occidental, a province in the Western Visayas region ...
... The Village derives its name from a land grant named Long Reach, patented to Major Edward Dorsey in 1696 ... Phelps Luck is named for the land grant, Phelps His Luck, patented to Walter Phelps in 1695 ... Locust Park is named for the land grant Locust Thickett, patented to Richard Owings in 1688 ...
... The Maxwell Land Grant, also known as the Beaubien-Miranda Land Grant, was a 1,714,765-acre (6,939.41 km2) Mexican land grant in Colfax County, New Mexico and part of ... This land grant was one of the largest contiguous private landholdings in the history of the United States ... Vermejo Park, came to be located within the grant, as well as numerous other towns that are now ghost towns ...
... In 1843 Beaubien and his partner, Guadalupe Miranda, had received a land grant of a million acres (4,000 km²) in northeast New Mexico ... Maxwell began more active management of the land grant ... was still in Mexico, sold his share of the 1,000,000-acre (4,000 km2) land to Maxwell for $2,745 ...
... In Colonial America, starting in the 16th century, land grants were given for the purpose of establishing settlements, missions, and farms ... Countries granting land included Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Britain ... Under colonial law, a patentee had to improve the land ...
Famous quotes containing the words grant and/or land:
“We grant no dukedoms to the few,
We hold like rights and shall;
Equal on Sunday in the pew,
On Monday in the mall.
For what avail the plough or sail,
Or land or life, if freedom fail?”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“The whole land seems aroused to discussion on the province of woman, and I am glad of it. We are willing to bear the brunt of the storm, if we can only be the means of making a break in that wall of public opinion which lies right in the way of womans rights, true dignity, honor and usefulness.”
—Angelina Grimké (18051879)