Wednesday, July 8, 2015

1820 surveyor's ledger

An 1820s surveyor’s ledger was recently digitized and added to the library’s image database. The creator of the surveying workbook was David A. Shannon, who was at that time living in Kentucky. He came to Montgomery County in 1836 with his wife Nancy (Alexander) Shannon, and settled in Parkersburg.  He is known for surveying the town of Shannondale, which was named for him.  Shannon was also a Montgomery County member of the 1851 delegation to amend Indiana’s Constitution. You may view the entire surveyor’s workbook by searching the library’s image database at or going directly to the page here: Shannon Ledger

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