John Savage (surveyor)

John Savage (surveyor)

John Savage surveyed as part of a boundary dispute between Lord Fairfax and the English Privy Council concerning the Northern Neck of the Potomac River to determine proprietorship. His party made a complete survey of the territory as ordered. This considerable undertaking required tracing the Potomac River to its headwaters, tracing the north and south branches of the Rappahannock to their headwaters, measuring the boundaries of the Northern Neck counties, and running the western boundary connecting the Rappahannock and Potomac headwater sites-the Fairfax Line. The Fairfax Stone marks the northern end of the Fairfax Line. The rivers and waterways were surveyed in 1736 and 1737

Savage River in Maryland is named for John Savage.

Further reading

title=History Corner: Robert Brooke, Father and Son, Surveyors of Virginia
first=Mary M.
publisher=Professional Surveyor
date=April 2004
volume= 24

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