Survey Map and Description
Pimmett’s Run (Just below Great Falls)
Pen and Ink on paper
James Thomas, Surveyor for Robert Carter as agent for Lord Fairfax
12″ x 7.5″

A rare and very early Virginia survey involving lands owned by Thomas Fairfax with in the and Thomas Lee in what is now Arlington, Virginia. The land shown consists of 200 acres on Pimmett’s Run, just west of the current location of the Chain Bridge across the Potomac River. The survey was executed by James Thomas for Robert “King” Carter (abt 1662 -1732), of Nomini, Westmoreland County) on behalf of his son, Robert Carter Jr. (1704-1732), dated July 17, 1728.


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