Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Van Vranken Lot

On the east side of Chapel Point Road, across from what most people think of as Port Tobacco, there were a series of parcels that were part of the town. These include the "colonial" dwelling occupied by George A. and Hattie S. Wade, the van Vranken (often misspelled Van Branklyn) lot, and, farther to the south, the Hamilton and Hutton lots.

Reconstructed plat of Frank and Mary Ann Wade's property indicating neighboring past property owners.

These lots included storehouses, dwellings, and a variety of outbuildings. Although on the east edge of town, bordering the Chandler's Hope farm to the east, these were still very much a part of Port Tobacco. Some of the town's preeminent citizens lived on these lots and we are having considerable success in sorting them all out and placing them on current maps.

We have not investigated anything east of Chapel Point Road, nor have we any plans to do so in the near future. There are just too many other things to do and too few resources with which to do them. The PTAP team will forge on into the new year with whatever resources we can beg, borrow, or find. Happy New Year to all of our readers and supporters.


1 comment:

Dancing Willow said...

A safe and Happy New Year back to you!