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Map of 1,000 Acres Sold by Joel Lane to the State of NC

Jim Jones has spent countless hours plotting the lands owned by Joel Lane and his neighbors on a modern map of Raleigh. We are very grateful to him for being willing to share his findings with us and allowing us to post it for you to see.

Raleighites will recognize the red streets running north-south as Wilmington and Salisbury Streets that cut through the center of today’s downtown Raleigh. Jim informs us that the 1,000 acres Lane sold actually plots out to about 1,100 acres, so the State received a bonus without knowing it!

Click on this link to see the map: Sale_Tract_(1792)_for_City_of_Raleigh.pdf


What visitors say

Thank you for the excellent tour of the Joel Lane House.  I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh as well as the Joel Lane House.  I learned how harsh conditions were back then and how we take for granted things they did not have back then.  The structure of houses has really changed a lot since the Joel Lane House was built.

Matt