I am providing documentation of my research, including an Excel workbook with extracted information from the land patents, and Google Earth data files showing relevant locations and land patents associated with the settlement of Howard County. After the data files are opened in Google Earth, placemarks, plats, historic sites, cemeteries, and waterways will display as shown below. Start by reading the pdf file below to learn more about how the files were created and how to load the .kml files into Google Earth, then download the zip file to a safe location. None of these files are executable but always defend against hacking!
See the complete list of files at Howard County Files
View a summary list of the land patents at Howard County Land Patents