Robinson to Present 1785 Survey of Harrison Greenbrier Border at #WVSPS23
WVSPS is excited to welcome Marshall Robinson, owner of Allegheny Surveys Incorporated to offer a seminar focused on the 1785 survey of the Harrison-Greenbrier county line. Marshall will present this seminar during the WVSPS 2023 Annual Convention at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV.
Title: The Dividing Line – A Synopsis of the 1785 Survey of the Harrison-Greenbrier County Line (2 PDH)
Presented by: Marshall Robinson, owner of Allegheny Surveys Incorporated
Time: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM EST
Description: When Botetourt County was formed from Augusta County, VA (which took in almost all of what today is West Virginia) in 1769, the surveyor’s surveying the boundary that divided it from Augusta County went “thence up said (Kerr’s or Carr’s) creek to the mountain, thence North 55 degrees West as far as the courts of the two counties shall extend it.” This line extended across the state of West Virginia, but was never run until in 1785, the county courts of Harrison and Greenbrier Counties, successors to Augusta and Botetourt, appointed surveyors to rendezvous at “William Ewing’s farm on Swago Creek” to run the Dividing Line. This seminar will review the history leading up to the survey, what we know of the survey itself, and its convoluted aftermath.