Article on The French Grant
This article is a work in progress which really began as a question nearly thirty years ago. Where is the so-called French Grant? The pages that I make available, in this first installment, began being written two years ago. The article relates to the earliest lotting development in the vicinity of coastal Hancock County. As it turns out, there were actually two so-called French Grants. Both of them cover a significant area and whichever French Grant we speak of, their locations are now better understood.
Many of the illustrations in this article dealing with geospatial data were produced using Global Mapper GIS software before being further enhanced in Photoshop and InDesign. So in this regard, the article is also about how marvelously Global Mapper can be used in studying this once elusive subject originating in 1688.
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