If the deed itself does not close the plot will not either. When entering the calls if all
of the descriptions are complete Deed mapper will plot it exactly as written. In some
deeds the last call is "following the meanders of the river to the beginning".
lm ; ; meanders to beginning
and Deedmapper will close the plot.
However, most deeds particularly before 1800 are rather loose in their
directions. Compass directions may easily be a couple of degrees off and the pole
calls do not account for any change in elevation. [200poles going up and down a hill
covers less area then 200 poles on flat land] Then there is always the errors of the
surveyor, the clerk transcribing, and the difficulty of measuring how far that river
really meanders. If you are concerned, try plotting the deeds of the neighbors and
seeing if there is a error noticable in the deed. After having plotted over 250 plats I
can tell you that very few actually close perfectly, a gap of 80p in a 500 acre plot is