Iron pipe sticking out of ground at corner of property?

tlbean2004July 20, 2014

This pipe is sticking up out of the ground at the back corner of my property. I have lived here 5 years and only noticed it when i remove a tree that was covering it up.

Does anybody know what it could have been used for?
It is right next to a fence post.

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I also have those - they mark the edge of the property line, just confirmed that when house was resurveyed and the orange flags were put right next to them.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:01AM
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From the condition of the end of the pipe, it appears it was hammered into the ground.

Let's see. A pipe marker at the corner of your lot... hmm.

Does not appear to be the work of Benjamin Banneker - he worked in stone - so I'm guessing an earlier homeowner memorialized the surveying efforts of a survey team.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:07AM
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Property is surveyed before they build a house on it. That is what they put in so that is legal corner of your property. Good chance the other 3 have been removed as owners somewhere along the way wanted to put a fence up or some get buried over the years. Nice to have it in if a dispute should ever arise with neighbors.(trying to put fence on your property, putting shed over the line or too close to property line as some codes say any building has to be 5 ft into your property or whatever for that city, some nasty disputes arise).

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 1:28AM
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Also, if you check your deed, that pipe might be mentioned as a property line marker.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:20AM
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