The Homestead Act

Of 1862

What can the Homestead Act do for you?

This offers 160 acres of free land to any citizen or intended citizen who is head of household!




What do you have to do to be a Homesteader?

To be a Homesteader, there's only three requirements. 1) File the land grant application. 2) you must live on the land that is given to you for at least 5 years. 3) You must show that, in at least one way, you improved the land that was granted to you. This could be done by soil work, adding trees, and even just farming the ground.


What's in The West for you?

The west is full of wild and adventurous opportunity! There's something for everybody! Whether you want to farm or have the daring desire to become a gold prospector. Your destiny is waiting!


Legal Information

The homestead act what drafted and signed by President Lincoln in the year 1862. The idea was to get Americans to go claim the land that didn't really belong to us.
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