# Notes on Surveys at Monticello, 13 August 1806

1806. July 31. from the house to Thoroughfare

Beginning under Apex of Western Portico

S. 60 W. to end of level 118.5 yds 21.55 po. (by Odometer)

S. 30. E. 80.5 yds=14.63 po. into upper Roundabout

S. 62 W. along middle of Mulberry row 77.=14. po to where the road to Grave yd separates frm Upr Rdabt.

S. 57¼ W. 165. yds 30 po. to gate of graveyd. (note. the graveyard is 80. f. sq.=4.84 po.

S. 44½ E. along the wall of graveyard & the Thorn hedge 187. yds=34. po into the Rd.abt below the orchard.

S. 70 W. along Rd.abt. 16=2.90 po to the oak before Stewart’s door

S. 77½ W.52.=9.45 po along Rd.abt. to where road turns off to the Thoroughfare. the old road down the mountain is 26. yds.=4.73 po ahead from end of this last line.

S. 15½ W. along the road. 129.=23.45 po

S. 66¼ along do 73.=13.26 po to centr Thorofare gate.

sa. co. 15. to center of public road. 2.73. po

Note. Willis’s Mountn bears S. 4¼ E. magnetic

with the Odometer.

to turn yards into poles, double them & divide by 11.

1806 Aug. 1. from the house to the river at the Mill-dam ford.

Beginning under Apex of Eastern Portico

the 2. Apexes are 84 f 17 I.=28.2 yds apart 5.13 po

N. 61¾ E. 28 yds to end of level.=5.08 po

sa. co. 87. to upper Rd.abt.=15.81 po

S. 79. E. 23=4.18 po from end of this course the Smith’s shop ranges N. 44½ W. 15. yds. 2.73 po to S.W. corner.

S 61. E. 42.=7.62 po

S. 34½ E. 33=6. po to intersection of Mulbery row contind.

S. 13 E. 8=1.45 to intersect of front line of stable contd.

from end of this line 15½ yds to N.E. L of stable=2.81 po

sa. co. 15. to fork of roads.=2.73

S. 79½ E. 20. along road to Milldam ford=3.62 po.

N. 47½ E. 54. do.=9.81 po.

1806. Aug. 3. Servey of upper Roundabt. very exact

Beginning at the S.W. end of the level, to wit the end of the 1st course of July 31.

S. 59½ W. 18.4 po. to uppr Roundabt. (by the chain) then along the same constantly.

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N. 2. E. 6. po

N. 17¾ E. 14. 60

N. 41½ E. 12. po.

N. 56¼ E. 8.

N. 70. e. 16.

N. 85½ E. 7.62

S. 74½ E. 4.44 to opposite plank kiln distant 8. f.

sa. co. 6.

S. 53½ E. 7. 38 to a point in Axis of house produced.

S. 22. E 5.44.

S. 9. W. 7.06

S. 34½ W. 7.48 into middle of Mulberry row, the road to kitchens turning off at same place

S. 61. W. 8.68 to opposite Stone house door 12. f. distant

sa. co. 3.72 to axis of Cellar passage produced.

sa. co. 8.44 to opposit S. W. end of S. pavilion, it’s S. W. corner distant 6.20

sa. co. 20.50 to oppos. N.E. corner joiner’s shop distt. 12 f

sa. co. 10.44 to fork of graveyard road.

N. 51¼ W. 8.44

N. 32½ W. | 6.84 | to Begg. where we drove a pin |

169.16 |

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Survey of road to Mill-dam ford.

Aug. 13. 06. Beginng. at the end of work of Aug. 1.

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yds | yds | po | ||||

85
155 |
N. 25¾° E. 70 = 12.72 | |||||

164 | N. 49¾ E. 9 = 1.62 | to fork of road thro’ farm to river. | ||||

218 | sa. co. 54 = 9.81 | to fork of road to stone spring | ||||

111 | N. 60 E. 113 = 20.54 | to the gate on the Orchard Rd.about | ||||

190 | N. 63. E. 79 = 14.36 | |||||

30 | N. 88. E. 60 = 10.90 | |||||

120 | S. 84½ E. 90 = 16.36 | |||||

193 | S. 58½ E. 73 = 13.26 | |||||

60 | S. 29. E. 96 = 17.44 | to head of Papaw valley. | ||||

94 | S. 80¼ E. 25 = 4.54 | |||||

115 | N. 67. E. 21 = 3.81 | to rock in the road. | ||||

181 | N. 84. E. 66 = 12. | |||||

220 | N. 70 E. 39 = 7.09 | |||||

26 | N. 40¼ E. 26 = 4.72 | |||||

113 | N. 60 E. 80 = 15.81 | |||||

163 | N. 82. E. 50 = 9.09 | |||||

6 | S. 82. E. 63 = 11.45 | to head of valley | ||||

24 | N. 32¾ E. 18 = 3.27 | |||||

44 | N. 8. W. 20 = 3.63 | |||||

76 | N. 35. W. 32 = 5.81 | |||||

118 | N. 11½ E. 44 = 7.63 | to foot of 1st descent | ||||

149 | N. 75. E. 31 = 5.63 | along level | ||||

S. 71. E. 97 = 17.63 | do. | |||||

26 | S. 50. E. 38 = 6.90 | to upper ford of a bank of rock at end of level | ||||

64 |
the upper spring bears hence N. 17. W. 10 = |
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64 | N. 20½ E. 33 = 6 | to foot of descent | ||||

97 | N. 6. E. 49 = 8.90 | along level | ||||

146 | N. 72 E. 40 = 7.27 | to a bed of rock in the road | ||||

186 | N. 56¾ E. 43 = 7.81 | still along the level | ||||

9 | N. 83. E. 44 = 8. | to end of level | ||||

53 | N. 58. E. 124 = 22.54 | to foot of descent | ||||

177 | N. 85¾ E. 26 = 4.72 | along level to it’s end | ||||

203 | N. 86. E. 50 = 9.09 | to foot of descent | ||||

33 | S. 62¼ E 35 = 6.36 | along level. | ||||

68 | S. 39½ E. 42 = 7.63 | along level to lower spring branch | ||||

110 | the lower spring 5. yds = to the right | |||||

143 | N. 43. E. 33 = 6. | along level | ||||

183 | N. 88½ E. 40 = 7.27 | do. | ||||

214 | S. 60. E. 31 = 5.63 | do. | ||||

89 | S. 58½ E. 95 = 17.27 | do. | } | along the rich old hill side | ||

177 | S. 26¾ E. 88 = 16. | do. | ||||

7 | S. 40¾ E. 50 = 9.09 | along level | ||||

26 | N. 68¼ E. 19 = 3.45 | across the head of the rock spring valley | ||||

121 | N. ½ W. 95 = 17.27 | the rock spring bears N 82 W. abt 42 = | ||||

164 | N. 22½ E. 43 = 7.81 | to end of level | ||||

180 | N. 58. E. 16 = 2.90 | descending | ||||

16 | N. 86¾ E. 56 = 10.18 | to foot of descent & head of valley | ||||

79 | N. 49¼ W. 63 = 11.45 | along level | ||||

109 | N. 10½ W. 30 = 5.45 | do. | ||||

144 | N. 53¾ E. 35. = 6.36 | do. | ||||

172 | due E. 28. = 5.08 | to end of level. | ||||

11 | N. 88. E. 59 = 10.72 | descending | ||||

86 | S. 81½ E. 75 = 13.63 | do. | ||||

160 | N. 80½ E. 74 = 13.45 | to a broad rock by the road left side being the foot of descent. | ||||

202 | S. 47½ E. 42 = 7.63 |

the tree at the W. end of the dam bears hence N. 31¼ E. 28 = 5.08 the end of dam is 2. yds further

the range of the dam is S. 62¾ E.

— | S. 3 E. 62 = 11.27 | to opposite middle of the island |

44 | S. 49¼ E. 71 = 12.90 | |

115 | the abutment or shoulder of dam bears N. 42½ E. | |

— | S. 36¼ E. 75 = 13.63 | |

190 | S. 54½ E. 25 = 4.54 | to the ford |

215 | abutmt or shouldr. of dam bears hence N. 3½ E. | |

the ford ranges N. 78½ E. |

MHi: Coolidge Collection.