1778 Surry Grant #395 to Abiel Cobb. Original document of the 100 acre tract granted to Abiel Cobb on the south side of the Yadkin. It also shows the road crossing the Yadkin River at the island ford. The north corner is "below the fish trap in Martin's line". Talk of a "fish trap" came up in the discussion at the library. Would this be the same fish trap location as it was in 1778?
1778 Surry Grant #395 to Abiel Cobb - Drawn. Drawn to show the metes and bounds of the Abiel Cobb tract located south of the mouth of the Big Elkin. The thick black line represents the county line along the Yadkin River.
Surry Will Book 2, p97. 1785 court appearance by Winnifred Allen naming Jonathan Hains as "now living at the iron works of this county formerly the property of David Allen".
Maps of Elkin
The 1891 Ludlow Map overlaid on today's map of downtown Elkin. (9/24/19) This pdf file also has layers for the original land grants. For me, it works best to download this file to my computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader. This allows use of the layer on/off feature on the left-side toolbar. You can turn on/off roads, property lines, land grants, and other features.
Below is an interactive Google Map showing the approximate location of the Iron Works along with three original land grants. The star marks the location. Click the square in the upper right of the map window to make the map larger.
222 Sundance Cir
Statesville, NC 28625