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Famous Land Surveyors

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1. George Washington: Our first President was appointed Surveyor General for Virginia at the young age of only 17. He was also not only the first President, but he was also the first registered County Surveyor in America.

2. Abraham Lincoln: Honest Abe started his career in Illinois as a general store manager and Deputy County Surveyor in 1833.

3. Lewis and Clark: These explorers were sent to explore the new Louisiana Purchase territory and used their surveying expertise to do so!

4. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon: The line they surveyed is forever woven into American history as a result of the Civil War. These British surveyors never imagined their “Mason-Dixon Line” would be the unofficial distinguisher of the North from the South.

 

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