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As a local public works agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin County Engineer's Office is responsible for the maintenance and construction of 271 miles of county roadway and 351 county bridges, as well as upkeep of all county ditches, drains, retention basins, and other storm water facilities within the right-of-way of county roads in unincorporated areas. To meet the continuing development and infrastructure needs of Franklin County, the Engineer's Office utilizes the latest technologies for determining and maintaining roadway centerlines and boundaries; retracing and setting new monuments for original public land surveys; preparing geographic information system mapping for real estate tax assessments; and establishing precise countywide horizontal and vertical control to maintain uniformity in construction, surveying, and mapping.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer2 days ago
National Surveyors Week Trivia: Do you know what these three men have in common?
(Hint: Cornell Robertson is also a member of this distinguished group.)

#NationalSurveyorsWeek #FCEOSurvey #PS
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer3 days ago
It’s National Surveyors Week!!! We will be celebrating surveyors all week! Let’s start at the beginning….What is surveying?
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer3 days ago
Happy National Surveyors Week! This week we will be highlighting the profession as well as some of our own surveyors. #ProfessionalSurveyors #PS #FCEOSurvey
The National Society of Professional Surveyors, Inc. - NSPS
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer5 days ago
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) developed the Insight2050 Academy to help communities plan for future growth and development. Today, our staff collaborated with local organizations to assist leaders from the Village of Lockbourne, Ohio and Homeport develop strategies to grow their communities. #Insight2050 #PlanForGrowth
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer1 week ago
We couldn't let the day pass without recognizing Pi (3.14159...). In our office, we celebrated the day with a silent pie auction and the proceeds benefitted the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Thanks to all the staff that participated in this great event! #OperationFeed #MidOhioFoodBank
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer2 weeks ago
Representatives from our office presented at the Jefferson Township 2018 State of the Township meeting last night.

Franklin County Engineer's Office
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Surveying and Land History

Surveying and Land History

To understand the evolution of Franklin County, one must explore Ohio’s rich surveying history and how it influenced the measurement and division of our local land.

Long before Ohio became a state, it was a Native American territory that was eventually claimed by different nations and colonies. The variety and number of these claims caused Ohio to have more original surveys than any other state.

The first surveyors lived a hard life threatened by the perils of the wilderness far from civilization and family.

The endless forests, tall grasses, and rugged terrain of Ohio made tracking difficult. With only a chain for measurement and a compass for navigation, it is easy to understand why there are discrepancies in some of the original surveys.

Following the American Revolution, the federal government appointed “Deputy Surveyors” to oversee and implement the first survey standards.

Typical compensation, shared by surveyors and their crews, was two to three dollars for each mile measured. In some cases, surveyors were paid with land, which resulted in making them original settlers with large land holdings.

Surveyors guided the development of the new frontier as they clarified land titles and property boundaries, and helped to layout the first roadways and towns that would become the fabric of our state and county. We invite you to explore this fascinating history through our Surveyor’s Journal web pages.