Preble County 2018 Plat Books available

By BJ Price - For The Register-Herald

EATON — Who owns Preble County? Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book published by the Preble Soil & Water Conservation District with Mapping Solutions. The 2018 book is available for purchase for $25 at the SWCD office located at 1651 N. Barron Street in Eaton. For more information contact their office at 937-456-5159.

This 138-page spiral-bound book features the standard landownership map pages showing townships and ranges of Preble County. These maps also include the property boundaries for all rural parcels, the name of the owner, and the number of acres owned. On opposite pages beside the landownership maps are the new enhanced LiDAR aerial view maps which have a 3D effect showing the actual topography of the land. Also, there is a handy landowner index for easy cross referencing.

In this new edition, you will find information regarding the Preble Soil & Water Conservation District, a watersheds map, and a county road map with index as well as municipality maps of Camden, Eaton, Eldorado, Lewisburg, New Paris, Verona, West Alexandria, West Elkton, and West Manchester. Another new feature in the 2018 publication is an index of the initialed parcels for your easy reference. As an added bonus there is an explanation of the public land survey system. Mapping Solutions is the publisher.

This information is valuable to anyone with a need to know who owns land in Preble County. Prospective or adjoining property owners, hunters, foresters, timber and petroleum industry personnel, emergency services, and many others would be interested in having a copy.

Now available are two digital versions of the Preble County landowner maps.

• 1. SmartMap for your smart phone or tablet. A SmartMap allows you to view your location on the map and track real-time movement with the device GPS, you can measure distances and areas as well as add points of interest, photos, position and label names to the map and much more.

•2. eBook for your tablet, laptop or PC. This is a digital version of the plat book. Visit for these products.

There will also be premium wall maps available for purchase and the Preble SWCD will be holding a drawing to give away both a premium wall map and a SmartMap of Preble County, so stop by the office by March 30 to register for a chance to win one of these great products.

By BJ Price

For The Register-Herald