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.
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 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 a Spanish oak & sundry other trees in a flat, thence E 202 poles to a large Hickory in a green brier thicket, then South 6 degrees W 320 poles to 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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