The Homestead Act of 1862 spanned 123 years, and was administered by 23 different Presidential Administrations. Today there are an estimated 93 million Americans who were descendants of these people who settled 270 million acres of land in our Nation's 30 Homestead States!
You may be surprised to learn that aviator Charles Lindbergh was a descendant of Michigan Homesteaders. To learn about other notable American's who were part of our Nation's epic Homestead Story you can visit the Homesteading Legacies page.
If you are interested in exploring other areas that were impacted by the Homestead Act of 1862 visit our History and Culture page and learn about why the act has been called one of the most important pieces of Legislation in the history of the United States.
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Last updated: August 6, 2017