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From: "west rab" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] Messick's Choice
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 10:52:33 -0400
1 Perch, Pole or Rod = 16½ feet or 5½ yards
(Perch, pole and rod are the same measurement)
1 Chain = 4 Rods or 66 feet
80 Chains = 1 Mile
1 Acre = 10 Square Chains
40 Rods = 1/8th of a Statute Mile or 1 Furlong
640 Acres = 1 Square Mile
1 Chain = 100 Links of 7.92 Inches
16 Square Rods = 1 Square Chain
10 Square Chains = 1 Acre
1 Acre = 160 Square Rods
1 Acre = A square parcel of land measuring 208.7 feet x 208.7 feet
----- Original Message -----
From: Sally Phillips<mailto:>
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:31 AM
Subject: [LDR] Messick's Choice
I'm looking for Messick's Choice in Worcester County. The [deed/survey/whatever it's called] reads as follows:
Beginning at a (marked) white oak standing on a hill near a gully on the north side of a county road and on the head of a glade called Arthur's Glade thence running north east one hundred poles thence east and by south two hundred two poles thence south west one hundred poles thence with a right line drawn to the first bounder containing and now laid out for one hundred acres of land more or less...
The description brings up two questions --
1 -- did a county road back then (this is 1749) mean the county maintained it?
2 -- what is a pole?
Can someone help me? Thanks.
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