The Triangle

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The Triangle was a tract of land in northern central Aspen Hill, Maryland.


Location

In the modern day, the eastern part of Postgate Terrace lies at the center of "the Triangle".

Deed References

The exact patent or original land claim has not yet been located. However, various other deeds refer to this tract in such a way that we can deduce the bounds.

For example, in Liber EBP 20 at Folio 207, (February 17, 1879) transferring from George Ward to James Rannie, we see references to the beginning, the end of the first line, and the end of the second line, and a return to the beginning. All of these points are known to be on the lines of Garter Lost.

Thus, the derived description, which is not based on any accessible direct description.

1. Beginning at the end of the second line of "Garter Lost", and running with the third line of aforesaid tract, North 28 degrees East, 64 perches (1056 feet)

2. Thence running with the fourth line of Garter Lost, North 43 degrees West, 40 perches (660 feet)

3. Thence running South 2 degrees West, 84.5 perches (1394.25 feet) to the place of the beginning.


Liber EBP 20, Folio 207

February 17, 1879. Transferring from George Ward ("of color") to James Rannie.

The Triangle.

1. Beginning at the beginning of said tract, and running with it, North 28 degrees East, 64 perches (1056 feet)

2. Then South 48.3 degrees West, 11 perches (181.5 feet) to a dogwood tree

3. South 65 degrees West, 23.8 perches (392.7 feet) to a stone

4. North 2 degrees East, 46.6 (769 feet) perches to the end of 39 perches on the second line of "the Triangle"

5. Then with said line North 43 degrees West, 1 perch (16.5 feet) to the end thereof,

6. Thence South 2 degrees West, 84.5 perches (1394.25 feet) to the place of the beginning.

3.5 acres, "more or less".

Liber EBP 34, Folio 318

April 1, 1885. Transferring from George W Gates to William G Gates and Sarah E Gates.

The Triangle.

1. Beginning for the same at the end of the first line of said tract of land, and running with the second line North 43 degrees West, 39 perches (643.5 feet) to a stone

2. Thence South 2 degrees West, 46.6 (768.9 feet) perches to a stone

3. Thence with the ridge and over a large rock North 65 degrees East 23.8 perches (392.7 feet) to a dogwood tree

4. North 48.75 degrees East 11 perches (181.5 feet) to the place of the beginning.

Containing 4 acres of land, "more or less".