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Old 07-09-2008, 06:08 PM   #16
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There should be a copy of the survey at the local Building Dept. Get a copy and bring it home.
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You may be able to find the corner "marker" by measuring . But if it was me I'd find out what the street R.O.W. (right of way) is and measure from the center line of the nearest cross street center line. To do this find out what the R.O.W. is and half this and measure from the center line.Then add up the lots along the street to get to your starting point. This will be your first corner from the cross street.
Now you should put you very close to the corner. Take a square end shovel and take about an inch off the top at a time.
If this subdivision has been laid out in the last twenty years the corner markers should still be there.
By no means should you put in corner markers unless you find the originals and place the new ones next to the originals. You could be prosecuted for this as you aren't a licensed surveyor.
I ran a survey crew for over twenty-three years.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #18
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Not all streets are built on the center line of the R.O.W. Sometimes, they are offset because a possible future lane/width. - I lived on one.
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The power pole is probably at one corner.
There might be something about not having your neighbor's power lines over your property, at any point.

The iron posts that mark the corners might be two inches down, so before you use the metal detector scrape off some sod where you think the posts might be.

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