Mapping Colonial Abbeville District. The Savannah River constituted the southwestern border of Abbeville District, and the Saluda River its northeastern border.
Its northwestern border now the border between Abbeville and Anderson Counties was the demarcation line between the lands held by the Cherokee Indians and the state of South Carolina. The southeastern boundary of Abbeville District ran generally northeast from this point to the Saluda River, near the mouth of Ninety Six Creek. Because access to water was so critical to early settlers, almost all of the plats were located on a creek, a run or a spring branch that connected to one of these watercourses.
The names of the major streams included on the plat map, and their names in the colonial era, were as follows:. From subsequent deed recitals, it appears that Livingstone and Associates ten years earlier in June actually obtained an order for theacres, but the order lapsed. The royal order, which was renewed on 28 Junerequired that the land would be laid out in 4 lots of 50, acres each, within ten miles of each other.
John Hamilton was assigned all four parcels in June by William Livingstone pursuant to their agreement. The surveys of three of the four parcels Nos. These surveys were made in November Numbers 3 and 4 are for 50, acres, while parcel number 4 covers 63, acres because of several large previously granted parcels within its boundaries. Number 1 was 50, acres because of an included earlier parcel based on a plat contained in the deed from Hamilton to Simpson and Murray referred to below.
Hamilton sold the 50, acre tract no. Simpson and Murray in turn in July divided this parcel into a 25, acre northern parcel owned by Simpson and a 25, acre southern parcel owned by Murray. In NovemberHamilton conveyed tracts the northeastern and northwestern tracts, 3 and 4, to Joseph Salvador, a Jewish merchant in London. The plat map and index include the colonial era transfers of parcels within Hamilton's Great Survey if a surveyor's plat was included. These parcels are distinguished by double lines along their boundaries.
The South Carolina royal government established three townships in the colonial era in Abbeville District. Both townships included 22, acres which were reserved for grants to "foreign Protestants from the Kingdom of Ireland," or Scotch-Irish immigrants.
Inanother township, Hillsborough Townshipwas established for a group of French Huguenot immigrants led by their pastor, Jean Louis Gibert. The township was a 28, acre square containing 26, ungranted acres located on the junction of Long Cane Creek and the Northwest Fork of Long Cane Creek. A fourth township, Londonboroughis referred to in several plats to immigrants from the German Palatine. No separate plat for Londonborough has been found, and since several of the plats are located within Belfast Township, Londonborough may just have been considered another name for Belfast Township.
Below are links to the plat map and index.You are NOT on the recorder's website, you are on Deeds. Recorder information for South Carolina. Real property records are maintained by the recorder in the County where the property is located.
South Carolina is a race-notice state. This means that the first person recording the title to a particular piece of land is considered to be the landowner. It is imperative that you record the deed as soon as possible. A plat has no time limit unless the property is being subdivided for sale. However, to have the parcel correctly taxed and prevent any future discrepancies with boundary lines, all plats should be recorded.
A deed changes the ownership, but a plat only outlines the property. Real estate deeds that transfer property in South Carolina can be recorded to provide constructive notice of the transfer. In most cases deed documents are recorded in the County where the property is situated.
Address of grantee required by statute on all real estate deeds for recording. All deeds, conveyances, and instruments that are required by law to be recorded, are valid so as to affect the rights of subsequent creditors or purchasers for valuable consideration without notice, only from the time they are recorded in the proper county. In the case of a subsequent purchaser of real estate, or in the case of a subsequent lien creditor on real estate for valuable consideration without notice, the instrument evidencing the subsequent conveyance or lien must be filed for record in order for its holder to claim as a subsequent creditor or purchaser for value without notice, and the priority is determined by time of filing.
No possession of real property described in any instrument of writing required by law to be recorded shall operate as notice of such instrument. Actual notice will be deemed and held sufficient to supply the place of registration only when such notice is of the instrument itself or of its nature and purport. In order to be recorded, an instrument must be acknowledged or proved according to law.
An instrument can be 1 acknowledged or proved by the affidavit of a subscribing witness to the instrument, taken before an officer in the state who is authorized to administer oaths; or 2 signed and acknowledged by the grantor in the presence of two witnesses, taken before an officer in the state who is authorized to administer oaths. The mailing address of the grantee must be included in the instrument. The clerk of court will not record a deed or mortgage unless it contains a derivation clause as required; provided, however a deed or mortgage may be recorded without such clause upon a showing that is satisfactory to the clerk of court that the necessary information for the derivation clause was not available.
Before a deed conveying real property, including timber deeds, timber leases, and contracts of conveyance of timber can be recorded, it must be endorsed by the county auditor that it has been entered of record in his office. When any deed conveying or creating an interest in real property refers to the boundaries, metes, courses, or distances of such real estate delineated, the deed should state the office, book, and page of the recording of such plat or blueprint.
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When any real property used as a hazardous waste storage or disposal facility permitted by the South Carolina Code of Laws is sold, conveyed, leased, or transferred in any manner, the deed or instrument of transfer should contain the following phrase in the legal description, in the same size type as the rest of the instrument: "The real property conveyed or transferred by this instrument has previously been used as a storage or disposal facility for hazardous wastes.
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We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between and the present. We also have images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
Land Patents. Federal Land Patents offer researchers a source of information on the initial transfer of land titles from the Federal government to individuals. In addition to verifying title transfer, this information will allow the researcher to associate an individual Patentee, Assignee, Warrantee, Widow, or Heir with a specific location Legal Land Description and time Issue Date.
Survey Plats and Field Notes. Survey plats are part of the official record of a cadastral survey. Surveying is the art and science of measuring the land to locate the limits of an owner's interest thereon. A cadastral survey is a survey which creates, marks, defines, retraces or re-establishes the boundaries and subdivisions of Federal Lands of the United States. The survey plat is the graphic drawing of the boundaries involved with a particular survey project, and contains the official acreage to be used in the legal description.
Field notes are the narrative record of the cadastral survey. They are written in tabular format and contain the detailed descriptions of entire survey process including the instrumentation and procedures utilized, calling all physical evidence evaluated in the survey process, and listing all of the individuals who participated in the work.
Land Status Records. Land Status Records are used by BLM Western State Offices to document the ongoing state of a township's Federal and private land regarding title, lease, rights, and usage.
These documents include Master Title Plats, which are a composite of all Federal surveys for a township. The Control Document Index includes BLM documents that affect or have affected the control, limitation, or restriction of public land and resources. CDI documents include public laws, proclamations, and withdrawals. Tract Books are simply listings of all the transactions involving surveyed public lands—by State or territory, meridian, township, range, section, and subdivisions.
This application displays the PLSS data layer for and a drop-down search menu for easy navigation from a State, Meridian, and Township perspective.
Search Documents. Reference Center.Also known as the Rectangular Survey System, it was created by the Land Ordinance of to survey land ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris infollowing the end of the American Revolution. Today, the BLM controls the survey, sale, and settling of the new lands. Originally proposed by Thomas Jefferson to create a nation of "yeoman farmers",  the PLSS began shortly after the American Revolutionary Warwhen the federal government became responsible for large areas of land west of the original thirteen states.
The government wished both to distribute land to Revolutionary War soldiers in reward for their services, as well as to sell land as a way of raising money for the nation. Before this could happen, the land needed to be surveyed. The Confederation Congress was deeply in debt following the Declaration of Independence.
With little power to tax, the federal government decided to use the sale of the Western Territories to pay off American Revolutionary War debt. The original colonies including their derivatives Maine, Vermont, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia continued the British system of metes and bounds. This system describes property lines based on local markers and bounds drawn by humans, often based on topography. A typical, yet simple, description under this system might read "From the point on the north bank of Muddy Creek one mile above the junction of Muddy and Indian Creeks, north for yards, then northwest to the large standing rock, west to the large oak tree, south to Muddy Creek, then down the center of the creek to the starting point.
Particularly in New Englandthis system was supplemented by drawing town plats. The metes-and-bounds system was used to describe a town of a generally rectangular shape, 4 to 6 miles 6. Within this boundary, a map or plat was maintained that showed all the individual lots or properties.
The Continental Congress passed the Land Ordinance of and then the Northwest Ordinance in to control the survey, sale, and settling of the new lands. The original 13 colonies donated their western lands to the new union, for the purpose of giving land for new states. The state that gave up the most was Virginiawhose original claim included most of the Northwest Territory and Kentucky, too.
Some of the western land was claimed by more than one state, especially in the Northwest, where parts were claimed by Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, all three of which had claimed lands all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The first surveys under the new rectangular system were in eastern Ohio in an area called the Seven Ranges. The Beginning Point of the U. Ohio was surveyed in several major subdivisions, collectively described as the Ohio Landseach with its own meridian and baseline.
The early surveying, particularly in Ohio, was performed with more speed than care, with the result that many of the oldest townships and sections vary considerably from their prescribed shape and area. Proceeding westward, accuracy became more of a consideration than rapid sale, and the system was simplified by establishing one major north-south line principal meridian and one east-west base line that control descriptions for an entire state or more.
For example, a single Willamette Meridian serves both Oregon and Washington. County lines frequently follow the survey, so there are many rectangular counties in the Midwest and the West. The system is in use in some capacity in most of the country, but large portions use other systems.
The territory under the jurisdiction of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of independence did not adopt the PLSS, with the exception of the area that became the Northwest Territory and some of the Southern states. The old Cherokee lands in Georgia use the term section as a land designation, but does not define the same area as the section used by the PLSS.
Maine uses a variant of the system in unsettled parts of the state. The surveying of any regional area, such as a state or two, is a multi-step process. First, two controlling survey lines are established: a baselinewhich runs east-west and a principal meridianwhich runs north-south Fig. The locations of the two are determined by a previously chosen initial pointwhere they originate and thus intersect.
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The meridian, baseline and standard parallels thus established form a lattice upon which all further surveying is then based. This is done by the establishment of township and range lines.
See descriptions and figures illustrating the system. The intersection of a township line or baseline with a range line or principal meridian constitutes a township cornerof a section line with any other type of line a section cornerand a point halfway between any two section corners a quarter corner. The federal government typically surveyed only to this quarter-section level, the subdivision of smaller parcels being carried out subsequently by private surveyors after original sale.
More specifically, all north-south running lines all range lines and half of all section linesas with the prime meridian, are always established with reference to true, geodetic north. But it is a physical impossibility to meet this condition and still maintain a rectangular land grid, because such lines converge on the north pole—they are meridians. These adjustments are done at two different scales.Horry County maps are available in a variety of printed and digital formats to suit your needs.
Whether you are looking for a traditional printed county plat book, historical plat maps or highly attributed GIS parcel data map with boundaries and ID Number, we have the most up-to-date parcel information available.
Horry County, South Carolina source information varies according to county record availability. Many of the products contain land ownership data for larger parcels only while others contain data for all parcels including highly desirable parcel identification numbers PINs as well as address, census, zip code, zoning and land use information. See South Carolina County Map. Compare Digital Products.
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Therefore, a license is required to scan, view, modify, print, copy and digitally retain this data for personal and business applications. Please contact our Licensing Manager at ex. Do you need to make copies or scans? All Rights Reserved. Year Quantity Price. Licensing: [?One of the best ways to study local history in general, and your family in particular, is to create a map of your ancestors' land and its relationship to the surrounding community.
Making a plat from a land description may sound complicated, but it is actually very simple once you learn how. To plat a tract of land in metes and bounds bearings -- draw the land on paper the way the surveyor originally did -- you only need a few simple tools:.
To begin a land platting project it helps to have a transcription or copy of the deed that you can mark up as you identify the metes corners or descriptive markers and bounds boundary lines from the legal land description.
For this purpose, it isn't necessary to transcribe the entire deed, but be sure to include the entire legal land description, as well as a citation to the original deed. From "Land Office Patents, Highlight the calls - lines including direction, distance and adjoining neighbors and corners physical description, including neighbors on your transcription or copy. Land platting experts Patricia Law Hatcher and Mary McCampbell Bell suggest to their students that they underline the lines, circle the corners, and use a wavy line for meanders.
Once you've identified the calls and corners on your deed or land grant, create a chart or list of the calls for easy reference. Check off each line or corner on the photocopy as you work to help prevent errors. This list should always begin with a corner the beginning point in the deed and alternate corner, line, corner, line:.
Some genealogists plot in inches and others in millimeters. It is really a matter of personal preference. If you need to match your plat to a specific map drawn to a different scale, such as an old county mapor if the distances on the deed are not given in rods, poles or perches, you'll need to calculate your specific scale in order to create a plat.
First, look at your map for a scale in the form of 1:xYou can use this scale to calculate your "divide by" number in either millimeters or inches. In most cases, you can use the previously mentioned USGS map scales chart to determine the map scale. Then return to the previous step. Draw a solid dot at one of the points on your graph paper and mark it "beginning," along with any specific description details included in your deed.
In our example, this would include "lightwood post, Stephenson corner. Make sure that the point you choose allows room for the tract to develop as it is plotted by looking over the direction of the longest distances.
In the example we're plotting here, the first line is the longest, running poles in a northeasterly direction, so choose a starting spot on your graph paper that allows plenty of room both above and to the right. This is also a good point to add source information on the deed, grant or patent to your page, along with your name and today's date.
Place the center of your surveyor's compass or protractor on a vertical North-South line through your beginning point, with North at the top. If you're using a semicircular protractor, the rounded side should face the east or west direction of your call. From this point, move your pencil in the second direction named in the call usually East or West until you reach the degree mark named in the deed.
Make a tick mark. Now, measure along your ruler the distance you calculated for this line the number of millimeters or inches that you calculated based on the poles back in Step 4. Make a dot at that distance point, and then draw a line along the ruler's straight edge connecting your beginning point to that distance point.Copyright Notice All images and text held on this website are copyrighted by I.
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The Berne Convention, of which the United States is a signatory, governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material internationally. Note: these are based on transcriptions of materials collected. That means that these are prone to normal human error. If your records differ, or if you have copies of census data that reflect different information, please let me know. He hath cleared himself of the said ship as appears by Messrs Austin and Laurence Certificate of the same.
This plat of acres was situated as laying in the forks between the Broad and Saludy Rivers, on a branch of Cannon Creek. It was butting and bounding to the NE part of some vacant landpart on land laid out by Nicholas Weis, and part laid out on land to George Pfister to the SW; part on land laid out to Jacob Kortz, and part left vacant, and to the NW on vacant land and both of such shape and size and form as the said plat represents. Colonial Plats or Surveys of South Carolina, v.
Shown on later adj. John Michael LaGrone b. Proof of this being Adam Laurenz LaGrone's son has not been established, not found so far. Grady cites Deed I, which suggests that this is a misinterpretation. This was sold 24 Apr William "Largren".
Not found so far. Susannah Busbee, wife of Benjamin, released her dower rights. The grantee in this deed is probably Tobias' son Adam. Deed was witnessed by Wm. Rod and Andrew Rickard. Nancy Bell, Joel Bell's wife, released her dower rights.
Deed was witnessed by Hardy Fluker and Nathl Corley. Nancy Roe, wife of Wm. Roe, released her dower rights. According to Brent H. Witnessed by William Gibson and William Hardy. Christener, wife of David Legrone, released her dower rights December 29, Deed was witnessed by Wormon Hnson and Henry Legrone. Agnes Legrone, wife of John Legrone, Senr.