I'm assuming you do not have text; just the diagram with the metes and
bounds. Find N (i.e., orient the deed so that N is at the top and them
follow the metes and bounds (mentally walk the lines to determine
whether the surveyor was going clockwise or counter clockwise; then pick
a point and enter the calls in order. The beginning point can be
anywhere, the direction that the surveyor went (clockwise or counter
clockwise) is the issue
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On 3/13/2013 10:00 AM, Rondina Muncy wrote:
Which makes sense on most deeds until you get to the one where they
with that first corner and then walk back down to it because of the numbers
of markers and start from that 'beginning' point "up" what should be
last line. If a deed doesn't make sense to me, it is normally the way the
surveyor walked it. Making a rough sketch on paper to visualize the
surveyor's thinking helps me figure it out. And don't forget triangulation.
My favorite was the one that included a man's chimney.
Rondina P. Muncy
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Fort Worth, Texas 76107
On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Jim Barrett <parino(a)flash.net> wrote:
> I always start with the corner they list first.
> Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX
> --- On Wed, 3/13/13, Lavonne Walker <happyhollowrvsales(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Lavonne Walker <happyhollowrvsales(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [DMU] DeedMapper 4.2 is now available!
> To: "Steve Broyles" <steve.broyles(a)verizon.net>, "DMU"
> Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:18 AM
> I love DeedMapper but I get upset with some of these 1770s grants in SC.
> Is there a way to determine which was their beginning corner or can we
> from any corner. I have looked for special marks etc. Maybe some
> you with more experience can give us beginners some pointers or information
> on the surveyor's general practices...if they had any.
> Thanks much, Lavonne in Oklahoma
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