Early Orangeburgh Township Plats
Today’s posting shows some of the original Orangeburgh Township grants along the North Fork of the Edisto River. Most of these plats were mapped in my first book but many folks have asked to see the results on a topographic map. In an earlier posting I have previously shown some of the original grants for the lower portion of the township. This map features plats at the western corner of the original 20,000 acres reserved for the township.
George Haig was the surveyor who laid out all of these plats except the last one. Most were surveyed as adjoining tracts on the same few days. This makes the cluster of plats easy to put together. The only challenging one was the last one, for Henry Schilling. It was surrounded by vacant land when surveyed, even though there were nearby plats in this group. A state plat, filed in 1785 for Francis Bremar, shows the location of the Schilling plat (State Plats, Charleston series, volume 4, page 401-402).
Keep in mind that the plats shown below were probably not surveyed quite as neatly as they have been drawn. The plats are accurate with regards to their relative positions but the actually boundary lines should not be interpreted as precise.
Click here for a PDF file link for this map of Orangeburgh Township plats:
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