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Understanding Old Surveys

Glen Tanner, PLS
Copyright © All Rights Reserved 2011.

As an Alabama Land Surveyor it is important to be able to read and understand Old Surveys. Below is a copy of an Old Survey, the NW and SW corner are shown as being existing irons. How good are you at reading and understanding Old Surveys.

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Can you pick the 2 existing irons out of the pictures shown below? Understanding Old Surveys is an important key to finding old corners. If you don`t understand an Old Survey, you may never find that existing iron.

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Have you figured it out?
IF YOU PICKED THESE 2 YOU ARE CORRECT. Not the kind of existing iron you would expect to find, no iron ore in these 2 existing irons, all wood here.

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You really wouldn’t expect this one to be a corner, both corners verified by adjoining property owner. It appears to be a cherry knot.

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It takes years to develop the skill and experience to find old irons, no signs pointing them out to you. Alabama Land Surveyor Glen Tanner, Glen Tanner Land Surveying, has 35+ years experience and skill to take care of your surveying needs.


Alabama Land Surveyor-Glen Tanner: (334) 625-8175, Member of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors


Copyright © By Glen Tanner. All Rights Reserved 2011.

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