Retracement of the Terminus of the Huntsville Meridian

The United States Public Land Survey was established by the Land Ordinance of 1785 to plat property for sale and settling. In 1807, Major Thomas Freeman, Deputy U.S. Surveyor, established a marker on Alabama‚Äôs state line and began surveying south toward the middle of the state. The line, known as the Huntsville Meridian, is the…
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