Thursday, January 12, 2017

Surveyors And The Importance Of Surveys

Albert Gallatin With Surveying Equipment

Surveys are used as a basis for the land descriptions in deeds. A deed is the legal document describing a certain piece of land … So if everyone used a different method of surveying for describing that land, no one would be sure who owned what. [Source or Source]

Surveyor Andrew Ellicott's equipment seen online at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Andrew Ellicott's marker, the Ellicott Stone:

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