Thursday, July 5, 2012
CJ(11) : Logistics of the Mind
The following figure is my attempt to outline this area which became known as Mason's Neck. Accotynk (Accotink) and Pohick (Poheck) creeks are shown. The Potomac River is along the eastern boarder.[North being to the top.] The settlement of Colchester develops later, but becomes the center of this settlement area. The "Indian Path" is roughly outlined, to give a sense of the roadways which were to develop along the coastal settlements. It is called Stafford Co. in this patent of 1677.
The land area (14,114 acres) would be roughly 20 square mile along both sides of these creeks. I suspect that this was between these creeks extending some 5-6 miles up both waterways. A drawing will often help understand the logistics of the mind for those ancestors who lived so long ago.