I sent a picture of the "x" tree, located on the Ellaville Section of the FNST to the Historical Research Bureau in Tallahassee, this is the reply:|
Ms. Dunnam, good to hear from you again, your "x tree" is probably a
witness post for a Land Survey point, probably a section corner, check your
usgs map and see if there is corner there. These were marked and described
in surveyors notes, around a point to help subsequent surveys locate the
point. If there are enough trees, boulders, etc nearby, up to four around
point, will be marked.
If anyone wants a copy of the picture email the address below.