The phrase "on the waters of" means the tract could be any where within
the stream's basin. I have found the phrase to mean that it most likely
lies on a tributary of the main stream or river.
At 11:32 AM 2/26/01 -0600, Ron Adams wrote:
My question is somewhat off-topic but relates to the often-used phrase "on
the waters of So-and-so Creek/River." I'm researching TN and KY courthouse
records. Does this phrase mean the parcel of land literally abuts the
stream or could the parcel be located anywhere in the stream's basin, some
distance from the edge of the stream? I enjoy researching land records but
until recently, it has been limited to federal land states so I'm just
learning how to interpret these documents in other states. I joined the
list to see how I might use DeedMapper in this research.
Thanks for your time!
Neighbor to Historical Fort Atkinson that overlooks the Missouri River
Valley from Nebraska.
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