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Series Description

 Copies of Plats and Plans, 1728-1800

circa 1820-1821

CALL NUMBER:        S 213187

CREATOR: Surveyor General's Office.

TITLE: Copies of plats and plans, 1728-1800

DATE: ca. 1820-1821

VOLUME: 2.00 volumes

ARRANGEMENT: The series has no discernible order.

SUMMARY SCOPE NOTE: This series consists of a very large oversize volume of copies of plats of towns, townships, baronies, and other tracts. The copies were made by or under the supervision of Surveyor General Daniel H. Tillinghast beginning in about 1820. Originals of some of the plats are held by the repository, but others are not known to be extant.

Plats and plans are scale drawings and show the scale to which they are drawn; acreage; boundary markers; natural features; improvements, if any; and the names of surrounding landowners. Roads, creeks, branches, swamps, and the like are named.

FINDING AID: Entire series indexed in the repository's On-line Consolidated Index to Multiple Record Series, 1675-1929. All personal names and geographic features on these documents are included. Plantation and barony names are indexed as topics, and the topical term marshlands was used when the plat indicated the granting of marshland.

ADDITIONAL FORM: The entire series has been digitized and the digital images are linked to index hits from the On-line Records Index on the repository's website.  A reduced size copy of the volume made from the digitized images has been shelved with the volume.