Happy New Year to Lee and Steve and thank you for the suggestions
regarding corner notations and call limit. Happily I had proceeded on to
enter the calls in the same way you have suggested. There were almost 80
calls altogether, but a very good plat was the result - sometimes
difficult to obtain during certain times and in certain areas of Halifax
My immediate problem is the location of the Second Fork of the Birch
Creek in the western part of the county. There is another Birch Creek of
in the north eastern part. There are differences among the official
county map, the GNIS map, the DeLorme map, and the Topo map, and I am
unsure about the priority of authority which should be given to the
varying presentations. As it stands, I think I favor the County map
although too many streams are unnamed.
At first, I reasoned that the meaning of a "fork" required that the two
divisions carry the same name. However, I have since abandoned that
position although the county map does show a definite "fork in Birch
Creek, with both so labeled. I am just not sure that it is the "Second
fork" because a number of unnamed tributaries empty into the Creek
between that point and its conjunction with the Dan River.
Steve Broyles wrote:
Marilyn, it's best to put empty Pt on the meander lines, e.g.
Pt oak on the bank of the creek
Lm N12E; 8p; up the creek
Lm N27E; 18p;
Lm N32E: 6p;
Pt walnut on the bank
The program will then properly display the corner notations if you use the
Display menu commands. It will plat properly without the Pt but will not
display the corner text correctly.
The "up" or "down" direction is an important clue for placing the
I think I've only encountered one instance where the direction was given
wrong, and even then I'm not sure.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Symonds" <sysite(a)swbell.net>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 10:45 AM
Subject: [DMU] Number of entries in a deed?
> Is there a program limit to the total number of Pt's, Ln's, and Lm's one
> can enter in a deed? And an allied question has arisen in connection
> with a deed with two water boundaries marked by a succession of calls
> without intervening points. Are these best entered as lines or meanders
> with an unnamed, generic "point" entered to separate them? Thank you for
> any guidance you may be able to give.
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