Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Blazed Locust Tree

I haven't been blogging that much lately, in part because my wife and I are in the process of buying a new house.  The house was built in 1810, and the property is in a pretty rural area.  The property description includes these gems:  "BEGINNING at a point immediately southeast of a white oak tree . . . thence by same, South 60 degrees East, 278.25 feet, more or less, to a blazed locust tree . . ."  We're having a survey done . . .

Ben Barros

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Congrats on the house, Ben -- but be careful what you wish for! Sometimes ambiguity about property boundaries is what preserves friendly neighbor relations! Sometimes I think that's precisely why those old descriptions survive.

Posted by: Mark Edwards | Apr 30, 2010 7:25:46 AM

Hmmmm. Good point, Mark.

Posted by: Ben Barros | Apr 30, 2010 9:05:30 AM

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