Gordon: I am working in Surry County, NC. When I get the old deeds (prior
to 1800) from the NC Archives, the surveyor's plat is also included; or
perhaps you have to ask for the plat. It gives a hand drawn outline of the
property, the beginning point, the description and usually includes any
creeks or waterways. I would think it would be the same for other counties
in NC. Don't know about other states.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon Taylor" <gtaylor1(a)sunset.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] DEED-MAPPER-USERS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 5
You make the remark about using the original surveyor's note to verify
calls. Is there a place, aside from the governmental archives that would
contain the field notes by a private surveyor, especially from the 1700's?
often wondered about the disposition of ancient filed books; they must be
full of wonderful information, if decipherable.