Bullitt County History

Thomas Philips' Survey and Deed

On 28 Nov 1782, John Helm and George May surveyed 400 acres for Thomas Philips. As best as we can tell, this survey would be located around the Brooks exit of I-65 today. He then sold the tract to Joseph Brooks. [link] This survey was #1 on the 1811 plat drawing by James Shanks, Bullitt County Surveyor, which is described on another page.

Shown below are images of the original survey and deed. The main text of the survey is transcribed beneath it. A Google map showing the suspected location of this survey is available on another page here.


Surveyed for Thomas Philips 400 acres of land in Jefferson by virtue of a preemption warrant No. 160 on the waters of Floyd Fork; Beginning at [A] a Beech, two Hickories and a Black Oak about 100 poles from the Salt River Trace on the West Side and about 6 miles North of Bullitts Lick, thence N 6 degrees E 320 poles to [B] a Spanish oak & sundry other trees in a flat, thence E 202 poles to [C] a large Hickory in a green brier thicket, then South 6 degrees W 320 poles to [D] three Sugar Trees & a Walnut on the side of a ridge & on the South side of a creek, then West 202 poles to the Beginning.


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