I did some prelim calc's and went out to do a search and destroy monument search.
I held a brass cap on the section line and the northwest corner of the section which was the corner of the subdivision as my meridian.
The distance checked 2' +/- short of record plat. This kind of irritated me because everything else was checking real nice.
This plat was done in the 80's and all evidence points to the section corner being accurate and in character.
I searched along the subdivision line and found nothing, nada, nill.
Unfortunately in order to reconstruct these lots establishing the subdivision line was completely required.
I pondered on it for a bit. I applied an index to the lots therefore shorting my 2 lots .6'.
I had located a lot of the walls and the index gradually caused some major encroachments so I threw that idea out the window.
I finally decided to calc the lots at record and hold the brass cap that I found on the section line and the walls fell perfect.
I forgot to mention that the brass cap checked great to the west 1/4 corner and the interior brass caps and property corners that I recovered.
So now we have a 30 year old plat with a bad distance. Why?
Some guy from way back made a typo and I will stand behind that statement.
Why? Because I've done it and so has anyone that has ever drawn a survey.
This boys and girls is the reason we check things in the field and use our awesome data base to verify.
I love boundary stuff that makes me think. It's truly the one thing about surveying that I like to sink my teeth into.
Make it a great week surveyors.