Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Drowning And The Saxton Surveyors

The Saxton River in Vermont:

Source of 1793 Map Held At The Library Of Congress

From Compass and Chain, The Saxtons Surveyors Who Drowned:

"It may be assumed, therefore, the river had been named for a colonial American surveyor named Saxton...".  There were two surveyor named Saxton in that area (Vermont), but the river was not named for either.

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