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November 26, 2008

Posted By Jimmy Cleveland on 11/25/2008 at 9:29 PM

I went out today and surveyed a residential lot. It is about 225' North of the intersection of two roads.

Original S/D plat from 1868. Everything is parallel with each other as per the dimensions on the plat. No bearings at all.

I only found two monuments on the entire area I surveyed. One 1-1/2" iron pipe fit within 0.3'. No problem there. Nothing else but fences. I shoot everything in, and pull it up on the laptop. The South road (Midland) has curbs on the West side of the North/South road (Haynes). Midland does not have curbs East of Haynes. I split the curbs on Midland on the West, and project Eastward to see how things line up on the East side of Haynes. Centerlines do not match by three feet. I establish the r/w of Midland on the East by splitting the edge of asphalt shots, and offset it the deed call North, and that's when I'm within 0.3' of the iron pipe. Good there.

After calculating some search coordinates, I go back and find another 1-1/2" iron pipe. It is 3 feet off of an old, very old chain link fence. It's probably been there 50-60 years, guessing. The iron pipe is about a foot too far South to fit the parallel calls.

Most of the fences are a little skewed from the road, and not parallel with Midland.

Gotta do a little more looking at the deeds. All the deeds are pretty clear about everything being parallel.

What would you do? I know what I'm leaning towards, but it's always nice to get a second opinion.

Have a good evening.

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