Association News

Surveyor questions Mohawk village line

February 10, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Even if you don't have a mule named Sal, you still have to know the boundaries of the Erie Canal.

By David Robinson
Evening Telegram
Thu Jan 29, 2009, 09:56 AM EST

Mohawk, N.Y. - Utilizing 100-year-old maps as a guide, a surveyor consulting the Mohawk Village Board has found inconsistencies in the legal boundary separating the villages of Mohawk and Herkimer.

Denny Mowers, of D.L. Mowers Land Surveyors in Mohawk, in a phone interview said there may be parcels of land in Herkimer that Mohawk legally owns and vice versa. Boundaries dividing the towns of Herkimer and German Flatts could also require minor adjustments, he added.

The discovery stems from the original corporate layout in 1844 which established the village line of Mohawk, according to Mowers.

Maps made in 1844 were based on natural boundaries created by the Mohawk River and old Erie Canal, Mowers said. However, adjustments made in 1922 to the waterways - in order to form the current barge canal - created slightly different maps of the municipalities.

Basically, the boundaries recognized today - deriving from 1922 - do not match the legally-binding plan for the municipality from 1844, Mowers explained. ...

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB July 2014

2014 July

In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


How long until drones will be commonly used in business?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +