about the entry on
hundred

24 January 2005

Michael Pilson reported a row that was in the wrong table.

26 September 2001

Tom Mauk, a professional surveyor, informed us that he had encountered the term “hundred” in a deed in Montgomery County, Maryland from the early 1800's, and again later in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He consulted an older surveyor (age 80 in 1980) who said it was a unit of 700 square feet and of Germanic? Roman? origin. Mauk's own surveys of the properties showed the lot sizes were consistent with a value of 700 square feet for the hundred.

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