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English translation: The iron rod has a metal piece ...

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18:21 Sep 21, 2011
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Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Description of a piece of land
English term or phrase: cap stamped "Cotton Surveying"
Beginning at a 5/8 inch iron rod (with cap stamped "Cotton Surveying") found for the northwest end of a cutback line at the southwest intersection of the east right-of-way line of Hudson Parkway with the south right-of-way line of Gold road.

The sentence appears in a description of a piece of land & its 4 boundaries.

I need an explanation of the above phrase in English.
Noha Mostafa
Egypt
Local time: 04:19
English translation:The iron rod has a metal piece ...
Explanation:
... on its top that carries a stamping that reads "cotton surveying"

It probably serves as a reference point for marking all the fields, who owns them, where they start and end, etc.
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jccantrell
United States
Local time: 18:19
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Thank you jccantrell

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Summary of answers provided
4 +2The iron rod has a metal piece ...
jccantrell
Summary of reference entries provided
Stamps on surveying rods and property line markers
Demi Ebrite

  

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cap stamped "cotton surveying"
The iron rod has a metal piece ...


Explanation:
... on its top that carries a stamping that reads "cotton surveying"

It probably serves as a reference point for marking all the fields, who owns them, where they start and end, etc.

jccantrell
United States
Local time: 18:19
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 6
Grading comment
Thank you jccantrell

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Demi Ebrite: Stakes, stones and rods (for surveying and marking boundaries) are/were marked in different ways. This rod has the stamp of the Cotton Surveying Company
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agree  AllegroTrans
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33 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Stamps on surveying rods and property line markers

Reference information:
For a visual reference of stamps and information about a company called "Cotton Surveying", see links below. Seeing different stamps may help, and knowing that the stamped rod is the starting point for the most recent boundary survey may help you understand the context more thoroughly.

The first reference link is a page of photographs of different stamps, many historical.

The second reference link a listing for a company called "Cotton Surveying" in TX, who may well have done this property boundary at some point in time. They are a national US land survey company.


    Reference: http://www.landsurveyor.us/gallery_c1.htm
    Reference: http://www.manta.com/c/mmj8tsd/cotton-surveying-co
Demi Ebrite
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Asker: Thank you so much Demi your links and explanation were very helpful.


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agree  xxxThuy-PTT
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  -> Thank you, Thuy.
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