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by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS
According to the Burlington Free Press, the state of Vermont has started making official maps and plotting plans available on digital files. In fact, much of the Vermont State Archives is being converted to modern digital use. This will have a positive impact on the real estate industry, which relies on accurate boundary lines to properly transfer homesteads and land parcels. No longer will the Joneses and the Smiths need comb through dusty old land records to find out whose side of the boundary line their favorite apple tree is on. It will soon be on digital records, easily available to the public.

Old maps hold value in real estate

Published: Monday, November 26, 2007
By Wilson Ring
The Associated Press

MONTPELIER -- It the mid-18th century, teams of men spread out across Vermont to map the tractless wilderness.

Measuring with long chains and other primitive equipment, they climbed mountains, forded rivers and slogged through swamps, dividing Vermont into 251 towns and then dividing the towns into lots.

Two and a half centuries later, those maps and their lotting plans remain valuable frames of reference for 21st century real estate deals. Many have disappeared or been hidden away in dusty vaults in town clerks' offices from Massachusetts to Quebec. (more)

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