Bullitt County History

Charles Chinn's 1000 Acre Survey

On 14 Feb 1783 Charles Chinn paid Thomas Whitledge to survey 1000 acres of land located north of Long Lick Creek.

Transcriptions of this survey, and of the deed granting this tract to Charles Chinn are transcribed below.

"Surveyed for Charles Chinn 1000 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 1065 lying on Long Lick Creek a south branch of Salt River and about two miles from above the Lick. Beginning at two large white oaks and a poplar standing on the south of the Knobs running thence N 50 W 460 poles to a slooping gum and a small black oak, thence S 40 W 348 poles to an ash, beech and spanish oak standing on a small nole then S 50 E 460 poles crossing Long Lick Creek at 100 poles to a large poplar and a beech tree standing in a flatt, thence North 40 E 348 poles crossing the creek at 188 poles to the beginning.
14th February 1783
Thomas Whitledge
Geo May"

"Grant Bk 14, P. 24
Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a land office Treasury Warrant N. 1065 issued the 15th day of October 1779, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Charles Chinn a certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand acres by survey bearing date the 14th day of February 1785 lying and being in the County of Jefferson on Long Lick Creek, a south branch of Salt River, about two miles from and above the Lick and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at two large white oaks and a maple standing on the south of the knobs running thence north fifty degrees west four hundred and sixty poles to a slooping gum and small black oak thence south forty degrees west three hundred and forty eight poles to an ash, beech, and Spanish oak standing on a small nole, thence south fifty degrees east four hundred and sixty poles crossing Long Lick Creek at one hundred poles to a large poplar and beech tree standing on a flat thence north forty degrees east three hundred and forty eight poles crossing the Creek at one hundred and eighty eight poles to the Beginning with its appurentenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Charles Chinn and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Commonwealth the twelfth.
B. Randolph, Esquire
[survey 6454]"

A discussion of the relationship of this survey with adjacent ones may be found on another page.


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