Iron pins are a common and useful means of identifying property corners and they and other similar monuments serve a useful purpose. The installation and maintenance of permanent monuments identifying land corners even preserves the good order of society itself. From earliest times the law not only authorized but protected landmarks. Interference with landmarks of another was a violation of the Mosaic law. See Deut. 19:14, 27:17; Job 24:2; Prov. 22:28, 23:10.
- International Paper Realty Company v. Bethune, 256 Ga. 54 (Ga. Sup. Ct., June 10, 1986).