Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hypothetical Lot Organization

This is not a map of Port Tobacco in 1728, although it is our best guess as to how the town was lotted. The numbered lots measured something more than one-quarter of an acre and probably straddled a 30 ft alley or street.

This view is based on the reconstruction of a parcel that combined Lots 3, 5, and 6, mention Lot 2, and the reconstruction of Lot 4.

Pete and I have been printing copies of deeds that date from 1724 through the 20th century. The pile is becoming very thick and Pete is organizing them as best he can. The volume of land conveyances is such that we are going to have to develop a more robust database structure to handle all of the data and to allow us to easily analyze that material and make sense of it.


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