• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.


    National Monument of America Nebraska

Homesteading States

Homestead States
The 30 homestead states are in the color brown.

Did You Know?

Homesteaders in front of sod house

The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...