Braddocks Stone Hill

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Early this morning, Jessica and I spent a few hours, and walked 4 miles in the area of Sharps Mountain getting to and exploring Braddocks Stone Hill. If my info is correct it really is not a hill like Sharp's Mountain is. Anyway, various deeds say different thing, but it is clear one of the locations is 6 feet from the "stone hole bottom" which I now know is the bottom of a deep hole where stone was excavated.

Various deeds from 1854 and the years around that say this.

Beginning at a stake on a small stone hill, corner to the Wills Tract, so called and is also corner to William Braddock's Stone Hill lot.

Beginning at a stone on the Easterly side (Should say Westerly) of a stone hole

South 62 degrees 50 minutes west 21 chains and 10 links to a stake and stone on Braddock's Stone Hill.



Anyway, I realized today I had found this location before but was unsure if I was correct or not.

Our walk there.

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Jessica in one of the mid 1800 holes dug for stone.

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With the sun out and the early morning angle, this is about the best photo of the digging.

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I have been spending quite a bit of time figuring out old deeds, and I am now 100 percent certain that the photos above are of Braddock's Stone Hill. A different deed I was working on, worked it's way around the area landing again on the location Jessica and I were at, and it was Braddocks. Now I am working on finding a second location where the stone is located in a "coal pit bottom."
 
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