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# Metes and Bounds Overview

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### What are metes?

Direction and distance of a line forming the boundary of a property

### What are bounds?

Physical features that define the boundaries of the land

### Which of the following is an example of metes?

• Beginning at the heart-shaped boulder in the middle of Fantame Creek
• 90 feet due north, turn 12 degrees west for 15 feet, turn due north for 5 feet (correct)
• 37 degrees north for 78 meters (correct)
• The direct center of the three trees forming a triangle
• ### Which of the following is an example of bounds?

<p>The direct center of the three trees forming a triangle</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the importance of the point of beginning in a metes and bounds description?

<p>The entire description is based off of the point of beginning.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Provide an example of a metes and bounds description.

<p>Beginning at the south-westerly corner of Lot 14 as shown on said Map 1452, then by said line South 30 degrees East 50 poles to a pine, then E 320 poles to a pine, then N 220 poles to a pine, then by Crisp's line west 80 poles to a pine, then down the creek to the first station.</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

### Metes and Bounds Overview

• Metes refer to the direction and distance defining the boundary of a property.
• Bounds denote physical features that outline land boundaries, such as landmarks or natural formations.

### Examples of Metes

• A direction like "37 degrees north for 78 meters" classifies as metes.
• An instruction such as "90 feet due north, then turn 12 degrees west for 15 feet" also represents metes.

### Examples of Bounds

• A description starting from a landmark, for example, "Beginning at the heart-shaped boulder in the middle of Fantame Creek," is a bound.
• Referring to a specific point, like "the direct center of the three trees forming a triangle," categorizes as bounds.

### Metes and Bounds Description

• A classic example: "Beginning at the south-westerly corner of Lot 14... South 30 degrees East 50 poles..." illustrates a metes and bounds description.

### Importance of Point of Beginning

• The point of beginning is crucial in a metes and bounds description, as the entire property outline relies on this starting point for accuracy.

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## Description

This quiz explores the concepts of metes and bounds, critical in property boundary descriptions. It covers definitions, examples, and the importance of determining the point of beginning. Test your understanding of how these elements define land boundaries.

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