ARKANSAS v. TENNESSEE

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United States Supreme Court

ARKANSAS v. TENNESSEE, (1970)

No. 33

Argued:     Decided: February 25, 1970

Decree entered (inter alia, appointing Boundary Commissioner) February 25, 1970 - Decree entered (establishing boundary line) June 23, 1970

Opinion reported: 397 U.S. 88 .

Decree reported: 397 U.S. 91 .

This Court on February 25, 1970, 397 U.S. 88, 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 is 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 35ø 00' and 35ø 03', and longitudes 90ø 15' and 90ø 19', and is more particularly described as follows:

    SPECIFIC LOCATION

    Beginning at a point, designated as Station No. 1, which point is, S 6ø 34' E, at 1,359.0 feet from, Mississippi River Commission Permanent Bench [399 U.S. 219, 220]   Mark "Scanlan," whose coordinates are, latitude 35ø 02' plus 1,555.76 feet, and longitude 90ø 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 75ø 39' E, 3,500.0 feet more or less from, the present Steamboat Channel (thalweg) of the Mississippi River; thence N 75ø 39' W, 645.8 feet to a point; thence N 75ø 54' W, 2,112.0 feet to a point; thence N 17ø 18' W, 920.4 feet to a point; thence N 35ø 25' W, 436.3 feet to a point; thence N 62ø 36' W, 491.3 feet to a point, designated as Station No. 2; thence S 85ø 53' W, 2,161.6 feet to a point; thence S 82ø 00' W, 1,443.3 feet to a point; thence N 87ø 38' W, 2,739.7 feet to a point; thence S 79ø 35' W, 1,808.5 feet to a point; thence S 38ø 47' W, 1,033.1 feet to a point; thence S 24ø 52' W, 811.0 feet to a point; thence S 7ø 38' W, 2,085.5 feet to a point; thence S 11ø 29' W, 1,725.2 feet to a point, designated as Station No. 3; thence S 23ø 31' W, 3,098.3 feet to a point; thence S 0ø 51' E, 1,370.5 feet to a point; thence S 13ø 15' E, 1,258.1 feet to a point, designated as Station No. 4; thence S 38ø 45' W, 814.5 feet to a point; thence S 23ø 55' W, 864.1 feet to a point; thence S 12ø 30' W, 644.4 feet to a point; thence S 6ø 30' W, 1,270.5 feet to a point, which point is, S 81ø 52' E (Mag.), 2,736.5 feet from, United States Engineer Arkansas Levee Bench Mark for Mile Post 170/171; thence S 17ø 40' E, 1,627.0 feet to a point; thence S 6ø 50' E, 1,485.0 feet to a point; thence S 22ø 10' E, 2,500.0 feet more or less, to the present Steamboat Channel (thalweg) of the Mississippi. [399 U.S. 219, 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. *  

[ Footnote * ] [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).] [399 U.S. 219, 222]  

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