Clark County, Ohio

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Virginia Military Survey


From 20th Century History of Springfield and Clark County, Ohio by Hon. William A. Rockel
Chicago: Biographical Publishing Co., 1908


Beyond the Little Miami and Ludlow's Line, the lands were taken up on warrants issued bv Virginia to her soldiery. An irregular tract, estimated to contain the number of acres called for, was laid out by the surveyor where the claimant desired, the only rule being to keep off a previous survey. Even this rule could hardly be maintained, and the tracts often overlap. Each tract was numbered, but not the same as the land warrant. Sometimes a tract bears two or more numbers. The surveys of these tracts are on record, but the recorded length of lines cannot be depended upon.

The Ludlow Line, which forms part of the boundary of the Military Lands, and the lands between the Miami Rivers, was run north from the headwaters of the Little Miami River, in a course at that time 20 west. Another line was run for the same purpose by Roberts, but afterward discarded. The beginning of this line is in Madison Township. and was supposed to run from the head waters of the Little Miami River to the head waters of the Scioto. However, now it only extends to a point where it intersects what is known as the Greenville treaty line, a few miles above Bellefontaine.







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