Land is fixed in place so if it is to be divided among various people, it must be marked by monuments where they exist or directions must be given explaining how it is or can be a monument to designate a car title loans Atlanta location. The earliest land holding were dependent upon found or set monuments that delineated limits of ownership. But monuments and marks on the earth’s surface are subject to destruction or movement by intentional or unintentional means. Trees die, wooden stakes rot, rivers change their course, and ploughs remove stakes. Certainty of boundary lines dependent upon monuments may be destroyed with the destruction of the monuments marking them. To cope with the problem of replacing lost or destroyed monuments, especially in the Nile valley of Egypt where frequent floods destroyed many land markets, man invented measuring methods that would enable him to reset new monuments reasonably close to the spot occupied by the old monuments. Measurements start from some definite point, a monument, and go a fixed distance in a given direction. By relating numerous monuments to one another by measurements, a lost monument can be replaced by distance and direction from other monuments.
Land ownership have shape, size, and location. The shape and size of a parcel of land may be defined without the aid of monuments, i.e., a square, a parallelogram, a circle, or an irregular parcel by bearings and distances. But the place where the particular shape is located is related to a fixed monument on the face of the earth. Theoretically the position of land can be defined by latitude and longitude without the aid of monuments, but, because of technical difficulties in pinpointing a particular latitude and longitude, it is rarely done. All the advancements in land location technique have not eliminated the monument as the ultimate means by which land is controlled.
In the early days in the United States free surveys often existed. A surveyor could start at any point, survey a selected quantity of land, monument, and describe it. He was not limited by previous ownership or previous surveys. Today practically all boundary surveys are dependent partly or wholly upon monuments or points previously established on the earth. If a new parcel is described, it is related to existing boundaries which in turn are related somehow to a fixed monument. If a new parcel is established by survey, it is done by measurements from fixed monuments. Monuments are the backbone in relation to where land is located and help direct you to the nearest location for car title loans Atlanta.