New Madrid Fault

In the last week of June, the General Land Office is exploring the New Madrid Fault, also known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone. This earthquake-prone region has been extremely active in the past and scientists predict it will be just as active in the near future. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

The GLO website provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than 12 million federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present.
 
The site also hosts images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records, and is one of the most visited websites in the Department of the Interior. Visit glorecords.blm.gov for more information.

New Madrid Fault
 
Original survey approved Aug. 8, 1825, by William Mcree showing an area of New Madrid County in Missouri. This area would likely have been drastically changed by the earthquakes that took place 13 years prior.