Property marked "US" on 1800's plat map

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Anyone seen this before? I can't find on any map or photo where there has been a structure on this acreage but I see a few signs that make it worth checking.
 

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Anyone seen this before? I can't find on any map or photo where there has been a structure on this acreage but I see a few signs that make it worth checking.
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I'm having trouble seeing the pic.
 
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I guess he doesn't go back to see what he posted or maybe he's still celebrating Halloween. Darn disappearing buildings.
 
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Thought it was pretty simple question but here is an example

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Occam's Razor: "The simplest explanation is usually the best one."

It's property owned by the U.S. Gov't.
 
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Woods, looks like some were old farm field. Idk why the government owned farms in 1876.
 
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Nope, Greene county MO
 

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Maybe U.S. land grants that hadn't been claimed yet?

Got this from Wikipedia:

A land grant is a gift of real estate – land or its use privileges – made by a government or other authority as an incentive, means of enabling works, or as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military service. Grants of land are also awarded to individuals and companies as incentives to develop unused land in relatively unpopulated countries; the process of awarding land grants are not limited to the countries named below. The United States historically gave out numerous land grants as Homesteads to individuals desiring to prove a farm.
 

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yes Federal Land, U.s. Forestry, Appalachian Trail, Military Etc

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