Bullitt County History

Edward Williams' 1400 Acres

Edward Williams' plats were surveyed in 1784, prior to the survey of Robert Shanklin, but after that of Thomas Philips to the northwest of him. One of the interesting things about Williams' survey is that the southwest corner of his settlement plat is said to be "standing near Clear's Station."

This survey was #5 and #6 on the 1811 plat drawing by James Shanks, Bullitt County Surveyor, which is described on another page.

A Google map showing the suspected location of this survey is available on another page here.

We excerpted parts of the description from the survey and listed them below with identifiers on the drawing of his plats.

It may be helpful to you to also view the page about Robert Shanklin's surveys.

A - beginning of 400 acre settlement plat; at white oak, elm, ash

B - white oak, elm, beech

C - large poplar, black oak, standing near Clear's Station; shared corner with Robert Shanklin (Line from C to D crosses a branch at 155 poles.)

D - white oak, ash, walnut; back to A to enclose plat

D - beginning of 1000 acre preemption plat; white oak, ash, walnut (Line from D to E crosses a branch at 110 poles.)

E - two sugar trees, black oak

F - sugar tree, mulberry, elm

G - black oak, elm, white oak (Line from G to H crosses a branch at 130 poles.)

H - three sugar trees, walnut

A - white oak, elm, ash; back to D to enclose plat

Line from C to E is shared with Robert Shanklin's plat.

Below is an image of Williams' survey.


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