The Mound Line
This week, we are heading south to the Alabama-Florida state line to learn about the United States boundaries and Andrew Ellicott, a prolific surveyor involved in establishing the first southern boundary! In 1790, Ellicott was commissioned by President George Washington to survey the lands surrounding the Potomac River - what famous city do you think he helped establish? After completing this work, Ellicott went on to lead the Line of Demarcation survey between the United States and Spanish Florida, and much more. Read more about this fascinating history in this GLO Record.
The GLO website provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than 12 million federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present.
The site also hosts images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records, and is one of the most visited websites in the Department of the Interior. Visit glorecords.blm.gov for more information.