Point of Beginning

Monumenting possession lines

February 15, 2010

Posted By Philip Reed on 2/14/2010 at 1:49 PM

The whole argument about surveyors monumenting possession lines when the operative record line can be re-established borders on lunancy. The only way possession lines become boundary lines are through a written agreement between the parties or by a court judgment that indicates transfer of property through unwritten means.

I now have the complete links to the scholarly articles by Knud Hermansen and Mitchell Williams. These are must read articles.

Knud Hermansen’s Article from his Web site


"When a Fence is Just a Fence" from the ACSM Journal


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