James Jorden serving as a commissioner
with commissioners William Fullerton and John Hannan
marks off 2 acres for a county courthouse
situated in Cabell County near the Mud River
March 27, 1811
We the under signers three commissioners agreeable to an appointment made on the 2nd day of Feby. 1811 by the General Assembly of Virginia have met on this day and has received and laid off a two acres of land on the ground proper for the necessary public building for holding court in the County of Cabell which land is laid off as followeth towit Beginning at a stake about 120 poles above the mouth of Mud river and running S57E16 poles to a stake S33W20 poles to a stake N57W16 poles to a stake N33E20 poles to the Beginning containing two acres of land which we value or rate at six dollars p acre in all amounting to twelve dollars. Giving under our hands this 27th day of March 1811.
Source: Cabell County, West Virginia, Deed Book I, page 145.