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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 touring us around the Joel Lane House. Our architecture and the way we live has come a long way throughout the years. You really gave us great information on what life was like back when Joel Lane was alive. They lived in very harsh conditions with no heat or air condition which would be very tough today. I appreciate all your help and time put in to tour us around the house.

Ward