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From: Symonds <>
Subject: [DMU] SC survey orientation
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 15:30:40 -0500
A helpful book on this subject is Pett-Conklin, Linda Marie, Cadastral
Suveying in Colonial South Carolina: A Historical Georgraphy. Louisiana
State University, PHD 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms
International, c 1987.
I obtained a copy through interlibrary loan. There is a discussion of
compass orientations on plats. She says there were no official policies
in SC - so the surveyor had great control. There is a section on compass
orientations used by the surveyors. She says that in the earliest
settlement, land was laid out within the spatial framework of the
counties and afterward, the townships.