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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 25th, 19, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Map/surveyor symbol.

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I am looking at purchasing a home and there is a symbol on the county map of the property that I don't understand. I've searched the internet and can't find it, maybe someone here will be able to help me. The best I can describe it is a capital Z with a line through the middle. The symbol is solid with no dash marks. The line going through the middle goes from left to right. I have no idea what that represents. So, can anyone help me? Any info. is greatly appreciated.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 25th, 19, 03:04 PM
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Re: Map/surveyor symbol.

Wayne - A Z with a stroke through it is often used just to clarify that it is a Z and not an 2. You should contact the county seed agency that generated the map in the first place for legend questions. It could refer to underground utility easements or other limitations on development and the only people who can tell you for sure are the ones that created and maintain that map.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 25th, 19, 03:08 PM
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Re: Map/surveyor symbol.

Well it isn't a standard map symbol as used by USGS. Here is list of all of theirs:

What kind of a "county"map is this. Plat map, deed restriction map,????

Be horrible to buy the place only to discover that it is deed restrict banning you from owning a Z

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Re: Map/surveyor symbol.

A large Z through a section of a plot plan is often civil engineering shorthand to show combined lots or to be combined lots usually taken from a not up to date county tax map.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 27th, 19, 06:46 AM
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Re: Map/surveyor symbol.

County plats and/or town subdivision maps generally show the names of the individual owning the property. When one party owns more than one lot adjacent to one another-or-the party owns a partial or full section of ground and an adjacent parcel or section, the name is written in the bounds of one lots, parcels, or sections and a Z is put across the property lines to the second lot or section to indicate the same owner rather than writing the name again. This is common when the plat is of small scale and there is not room to write the same names multiple times. Also used by lazy draftsmen (back in the days of the lead pencil) to save time. I was a surveyor back shortly after George Washington surveyed the states and drew the maps. Things sure have changed with the electronic world.
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