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Arkansas Vs. Tennessee - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtUS Supreme Court
Decided On
Case Number399 U.S. 219
AppellantArkansas
RespondentTennessee
Excerpt:
.....19', and is more particularly described as follows: specific location "beginning at a point, designated as station no. 1, which point is, s 6Ą 34' e, at 1,359.0 feet from, mississippi river commission permanent bench page 399 u. s. 220 mark 'scanlan,' whose coordinates are latitude 35Ą 02' plus 1,555.76 feet, and longitude 90Ą 15' plus 1,014.42 feet. (reference for pbm 'scanlan,' see page 118 of permanent marks, volume one of mississippi river commission.) said above beginning point being on a line running, s 75Ą 39' e, 3,500.0 feet more or less from, the present steamboat channel (thalweg) of the mississippi river; thence n 75Ą 39' w, 645.8 feet to a point; thence n 75Ą 54' w, 2, 112.0 feet to a point; thence n 17Ą 18' w, 920.4 feet to a point; thence.....
Judgment:
Arkansas v. Tennessee - 399 U.S. 219 (1970)
U.S. Supreme Court Arkansas v. Tennessee, 399 U.S. 219 (1970)

Arkansas v. Tennessee

No. 33, Orig.

Decided February 25, 1970

Decree entered (@inter alia,@ appointing Boundary

Commissioner) February 25, 1970

Decree entered (establishing boundary line) June 23, 1970

399 U.S. 219

Opinion reported: 397 U. S. 397 U.S. 88.

Decree reported: 397 U. S. 397 U.S. 91.

DECREE

This Court on February 25, 1970, 397 U. S. 397 U.S. 88, 397 U. S. 91 , having entered a decree and appointed a Boundary Commissioner to survey the boundary between Arkansas and Tennessee, and, pursuant to that decree, the said Commissioner having filed a "Report on Commission to Survey" in which he sets forth the General Location and Specific Location of such boundary to which the parties have approved and consented,

It ordered, adjudged, and decreed That such boundary shall be fixed as follows:

GENERAL LOCATION

The state boundary line involved herein is located between Crittenden County, Arkansas, and Shelby County, Tennessee, in an area formerly known as Cow Island Bend, and more recently called Scanlan Chute, Frog Chute, Ike Chute or Lake, and 96 Chute, and is generally within a rectangle between latitudes 35Ą 00' and 35Ą 03', and longitudes 90Ą 15' and 90Ą 19', and is more particularly described as follows:

SPECIFIC LOCATION

"Beginning at a point, designated as Station No. 1, which point is, S 6Ą 34' E, at 1,359.0 feet from, Mississippi River Commission Permanent Bench

Page 399 U. S. 220

Mark 'Scanlan,' whose coordinates are latitude 35Ą 02' plus 1,555.76 feet, and longitude 90Ą 15' plus 1,014.42 feet. (Reference for PBM 'Scanlan,' see page 118 of Permanent Marks, Volume One of Mississippi River Commission.) Said above beginning point being on a line running, S 75Ą 39' E, 3,500.0 feet more or less from, the present Steamboat Channel (thalweg) of the Mississippi River; thence N 75Ą 39' W, 645.8 feet to a point; thence N 75Ą 54' W, 2, 112.0 feet to a point; thence N 17Ą 18' W, 920.4 feet to a point; thence N 35Ą 25' W, 436.3 feet to a point; thence N 62Ą 36' W, 491.3 feet to a point, designated as Station No. 2; thence S 85Ą 53' W, 2, 161.6 feet to a point; thence S 82Ą 00' W, 1,443.3 feet to a point; thence N 87Ą 38' W, 2,739.7 feet to a point; thence S 79Ą 35' W, 1,808.5 feet to a point; thence S 38Ą 47' W, 1,033.1 feet to a point; thence S 24Ą 52' W, 811.0 feet to a point; thence S 7Ą 38' W, 2,085.5 feet to a point; thence S 11Ą 29' W, 1,725.2 feet to a point, designated as Station No. 3; thence S 23Ą 31' W, 3,098.3 feet to a point; thence S 0Ą 51' E, 1,370.5 feet to a point; thence S 13Ą 15' E, 1,258.1 feet to a point, designated as Station No. 4; thence S 38Ą 45' W, 814.5 feet to a point; thence S 23Ą 55' W, 864.1 feet to a point; thence S 12Ą 30' W, 644.4 feet to a point; thence S 6Ą 30' W, 1,270.5 feet to a point, which point is, S 81Ą 52' E (Mag.), 2,736.5 feet from United States Engineer Arkansas Levee Bench Mark for Mile Post 170/171; thence S 17Ą 40' E, 1,627.0 feet to a point; thence S 6Ą 50' E, 1,485.0 feet to a point; thence S 22Ą 10' E, 2,500.0 feet more or less, to the present Steamboat Channel (thalweg) of the Mississippi. "

Page 399 U. S. 221

The above surveyed boundary line between the States of Arkansas and Tennessee in the area involved is shown by a broken line marked on the attached 1965 aerial photograph of said area, which aerial photograph is also designated Appendix A-I to this Court's decree of February 25, 1970. *

* [REPORTER'S NOTE: The aerial photograph is not reproduced here, since it has been published in connection with the Court's previous decree. See 397 U. S. 91 (immediately following 92).]


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