The area administered by a particular land office. The act of May 10, 1800, provided for the creation of the first four land districts in "The territory northwest of the Ohio and above the mouth of the Kentucky River," as follows: Land below the Little Miami—Cincinnati, Land east of the Scioto—Chillicothe, Land east of the sixteenth range of townships—Marietta, Other land—Steubenville. As the public land surveys spread, new land districts were created. As the disposition of the public lands progressed and the work in a land district lessened, the land districts were abolished. A provision of the Act of July 31, 1876, abolished the land districts in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. This was about the same time as the creation of new land districts in Utah, Washington and Wyoming (43 U.S.C.A., sec. 121, Historical Note).