I have come across metes and bounds descriptions that reads as
with each of the numbers underlined. What does this mean?
thence along center of County road with following courses
S 56 30 E, 84 feet
S 29 30 E, 99 feet
S 12 15 W, 242 feet
S 5 30 W, 113 feet
S 24 00 W, 146 feet
Earlier descriptions have read N 50 degrees 30', or N 41 degrees 00
(underline) E, 159.5 feet. or " (underlined).
Are the above underlined numbers proportional amount of degrees?
First, as you have probably seen by now, no underlining came
through. Only plain text should be sent to a RootsWeb.com
all messages are filter to prevent problems . This filtering removes
any encoding, graphics, and the like.
I would assume that you underlined the numbers between the S and E or
W. If so, then yes, the numbers are probably degrees and
minutes. For example, 56 degrees, 30 minutes. This, of course, may
be converted to 56.5 for decimal use.
Hope this helps -
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