Hello surveyors of Reddit. I’m just a layman, and would be greatly appreciative if y’all could help me with a parcel of land I’m trying to trace out from a description found on an old deed.
I know nothing about metes and bounds (or any surveying) descriptions, so a little hand-holding would be immensely helpful.
The description starts: “begin at a point on the northwesterly right-of-way of MEADOW RD (50 ft right-of-way) 500 feet southwesterly from the intersection of the northerly right-of-way of MEADOW RD with the westerly right-of-way of POST RD.”
This is referred to as the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. What does that mean?
More importantly though, what is the “right of way” of a road? I found the intersection of Meadow and Post on a map, but when I have to look 500 feet southwesterly of the intersection for that 50 ft right-of-way (the “the northwesterly right-of-way of MEADOW RD” portion of the description) I’m unsure what I’m looking for. And when I’ve found this right of way, what is the “northwesterly” portion of it?