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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

Visiting the Joel Lane House was like going back in time.  Thank you so much for showing us the house of Joel Lane.  Its interesting to see how the founder of Wake County lived.

Kayla