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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.
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It’s National Transportation Week. We recognize the importance of safe and efficient transportation infrastructure and celebrate those who design, build, and maintain it. A special thanks to #TeamFCEO for their dedication to the traveling public.
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Friday, May 20th, is Bike to Work Day! Cycling to work increases fitness, saves on fuel, and reduces carbon emissions. Plan your route to work by visiting http://centralohiogreenways.com/our-trails/. #BikeMonth
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During the Light Ohio Blue campaign, we have turned the lights on the Lane Avenue Bridge blue in support of law enforcement officers. Thank you to all who serve or have served to protect our communities. #LightOhioBlue2022
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Schleppi Road, between Fancher Road and Walnut Street, is now open to traffic.
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It’s Light Ohio Blue week! Show your support for fallen officers or those continuing to serve, and replace your current exterior porch light with a blue light bulb. #LightOhioBlue2022
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Mann Road, between Havens Road and Clark State Road, is closed for drainage improvements. This closure is expected to last three weeks, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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Surveyors Journal Entry Eight

Surveyors Journal Entry Eight

Irregular Metes and Bounds Surveying Occurs West of the Scioto

In Franklin County, all land west of the Scioto River was part of the Virginia Military District that was first surveyed into irregular plots by Deputy Surveyors Lucas Sullivant and John Shields to meet the land warrants issued to Revolutionary War veterans. Tracts ranged in size from 100 to 1,500 acres and were divided into unrestricted shapes using the metes and bounds method of describing the land.

Early surveyors in the district often ran crude lines on the ground and marked where they met with the nearest tree instead of setting a boundary monument. They would then estimate two of the three lengths and bearings and calculate them with the third length and bearing, which was measured. Because of these imprecise surveying techniques, property boundaries and titles could be disputed.

Despite the lack of uniformity in measuring the land, the Virginia Military District was eventually divided into the following political subdivisions:

Franklin Township, including the town of Franklinton (1803)
Pleasant Township (1807)
Washington Township (1809)
Town of Dublin within Washington Township (1810)
Norwich Township (1813)
Jackson Township (1815)
Town of Georgesville within Pleasant Township (1816)
Prairie Township (1819)
Brown Township (1830)
Village of Harrisburg within Pleasant Township (1836)
Town of Hilliard within Norwich Township (1853)
Town of Grove City within Jackson Township (1866)

East of the Scioto River, there were three federally designated settlement areas surveyed with the new rectangular system.