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Love Survey
1820

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The 18 Original Districts of Old Macon County

These include areas now in Jackson and Swain Counties. Districts 9-17 are in present Macon County.

Descriptions taken from Original Map, 1820

#1 Begins, as here represented, on North bank of Tuckasegee River immediately opposite the confluence of it & the Tenn. river thence upon the North side of Tuckasegee River to the mouth of the Honalufta (Oconaluftee) River thence up the Honalufta to Meigs line, old Indian boundary. John Fergus, Surveyor.

#2 Is bounded as here represented, on the North by the old Indian boundary, Meigs line, on the South by the Tuckasegee River on East by Scotts creek & on West by the Honalufta River. Robert Love, Surveyor.

#3 Is bounded as here represented by the old Indian boundary, Meigs line, on the North, by the River Tuckasegee on the South, on West by Scotts creek & on the East by the red drawn line near the Caney Fork. W.S. (L?) Moore, Surveyor.

#4 Is bounded as here represented by the old Indian Boundary, Meigs line, on the North, by the River Tuckasegee on the South, the red drawn line of district 3 on the West & the red drawn lines of district 18 on the East. (Surveyor not named.)

#5 Is bounded as here represented, viz, in the fork of Tuckasegee thence up between the two forks, Eastwardly to the Blue ridge, the most Southerly South East part of district 18 on the North East or rather the East, by the red drawn lines for district 4. John W. Welch, Surveyor.

#6 Is bounded as here represented viz, by the River Tuckasegee on the North East, the red drawn lines on the West, & the Great Chain of Cowee Mountains on the South. Daniel McDowell, Surveyor.

#7 Is bounded on the North by the Tuckasegee River, on the South by the Great Chain of the Cowee Mountains, on the East by the red drawn line. James Franklin, Surveyor.

#8 Is bounded as here represented viz, by the River Tenn. & Tuckasegee, the red drawn lines & the Cowee Mountains from where the red drawn lines strike it on the South West side, & with the red drawn lines to the Tuckasegee River. Elihue Chambers, Surveyor.

#9 Is bounded as here represented viz, on the North by the red drawn lines & Cowee mountains, on the East by the red drawn lines & on the Southwest by Tenn. River. Daniel McDowell, Surveyor.

#10 Is bounded as here represented viz, on the North by the red drawn line & Cowee Mountains, on the South by the Tenn. River, on the East by the red drawn lines, as also on the West by the red drawn lines. John Fergus, Surveyor.

#11 Is bounded as here represented on the North by the Great Chain of the Cowee Mountains, on the South by the River Tenn. & red drawn lines & on the East by the red drawn lines. James Franklin, Surveyor.

#12 Is bounded as here represented on the West by the Main or Eastern fork of the Tenn. River, on the Southeast by the red drawn lines & the Blue Ridge, on the North by the Sugar Town fork of the Tenn River, up to the lower end of survey #22 where the red drawn line intersect said river thence with said lines to the Great Chain of Cowee Mountains & from there with Cowee Chain of Mountains to the Blue Ridge. Daniel McDowell, Surveyor.

#13 Is bounded as here represented viz, on the North by the red drawn lines, on the South by the Southern boundary line between N.C. & Ga. & on the East by the red drawn lines & on the West by the Eastern or Main fork of the Tenn. River. James Franklin, Surveyor.

#14 Is bounded as here represented viz, on the Northwest by the red drawn lines, on the South by the South border line between N.C. & Ga. & on the East by the Eastern Fork of the Tenn. W.S. (L?) Moore, Surveyor.

#15 Is bounded as here represented viz, on the North by the red drawn lines, on the West by the Great Chain of the Mountains which divide the waters of the Tenn. River from those of the Nantiyaley River & on the top of which late Cherokee line, treaty line & on the South by red drawn lines & on the East by the Main or Lastitoria. John M. Welch, Surveyor.

#16 Is bounded as here represented on the North by the red drawn lines, on the South by the red drawn lines & on the West by the red drawn lines & on the East by the Tenn. River. In this district is laid off 400 acres of land for the erection of the public buildings, when this section of the county shall be organized into a separate county, hereafter. Tracts no. 32, 166 acres and no. 24, 234 acres are the lands fixed on by the commissioners for the site & are drawn round with red liens. James Gudger, Surveyor.

#17 Is bounded as here represented viz, on the Northeast by the Main Tenn. River, on the Southeast by the red drawn lines & on the West by the Great Chain of Mountains which divide the waters of the Tenn. River from those of the Nantiyeley River — upon the top of which runs the late Cherokee treaty line. (Surveyor not named.)

#18 Is bounded as here represented on the South by line between N.C. & Ga. & also by the line between N.C. & S.C. & on the Northwest along the top of the Blue Ridge to where the red drawn lines of district #4 intersect said Blue Ridge thence with said line to Meigs line, old Indian boundary, thence with Meigs line for the last boundary. John Miller, Surveyor.

 

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