Declaration of Districts

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Published: 1969-01-01

Declaration of Districts
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CHAPTER 37

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

PART I
Subsidiary Legislation made under

the Local Government Administration Act, 1926

DECLARATION OF DISTRICTS
(SECTION 4)

the following Districts have been declared:
1. District of Cat Island with the following

boundaries —
The Island of Cat Island together with the Island of Little
San Salvador and all islands and cays within four leagues
of the shore line of Cat Island.

2. District of Long Island.
3. District of San Salvador and Rum Cay.
4. District of Harbour Island with the following

boundaries —
Harbour Island and all that part of the Island of

Eleuthera, from sea to sea, beginning three miles north-
west of the Settlement of Gregory Town to the end of the
Island northwardly; and also all islands and cays adjacent
to Harbour Island and lying off that part of the coast of
Eleuthera, including St. George’s Cay, Current Island, Egg
Island and Six Shillings, with head-quarters at Harbour
Island.

5. District of Governor’s Harbour with the following
boundaries —

All that part of the Island of Eleuthera, from sea to
sea, lying between a line drawn three miles to the south of
the Settlement of Savannah Sound and a line drawn three
miles to the northwest of the Settlement of Gregory Town;


S.I. 28/1968

G.N. 86/1933.

G.N. 16/1936.

G.N. 140/1937.

G.N. 140/1937.

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and also all islands and cays lying off that part of the coast,
including Finley Cay, with headquarters at Governor’s
Harbour.

6. District of Rock Sound with the following
boundaries —

All that part of the Island of Eleuthera, from sea to
sea, lying between a line drawn three miles south of the
Settlement of Savannah Sound to the end of the Island
southeastwardly; and also all islands and cays lying off that
part of the coast but not including “Little Island”, with
headquarters at Rock Sound.

7. District of Kemps Bay with the following
boundaries —

On the north by the northern shore of Northern Bight
and including the whole of the mainland and islands and
cays to the south of that boundary and west by the Tongue
of the Ocean, extending southeast of the mainland of
Andros.

8. District of Fresh Creek with the following
boundaries —

On the south by the northern shore of Northern Bight
and including all that part of Andros north of that line
together with all adjacent cays lying off the east coast, to
the southern side of Stafford Creek.

9. The District of Cooper’s Town, Abaco, with the
following boundaries —

On the southeast by the channel between Whale Cay
and Great Guana Cay, thence to the north end of the
locality known as Turtle Rocks thence across the mainland
of Abaco to Matthew Point on the western coast, thence in
a line running south by east to include the Wollendean
Cays, with headquarters at Cooper’s Town.

This District includes the mainland of Great Abaco,
Little Abaco, and all the Abaco range of cays situate to
north and northwest of the southeast boundary described
above and extending as far as Walker’s Cay Channel,
comprising the settlements Green Turtle Cay, Black Wood
and Big Grape Tree, Fire Road, Cooper’s Town, Cedar
Harbour, Wood Cay, Mount Hope, Fox Town, Crown
Haven, Stranger’s Cay, Grand Cay and Walker’s Cay.

G.N. 140/1937.

S.I. 28/1968.

G.N. 78/1949.

S.I. 75/1979.

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10. District of Sandy Point with the following
boundaries —

On the north by a line across the Island of Abaco
from west to east through the northern end of Crossing
Rocks Bay, then south to Hole-in-the-Wall, northwest to
Sandy Point and northeast to a point due west of the
northern end of Crossing Rocks Bay.

This District also includes the islands of Moore’s
Island, Gorda Cays and all small islands and cays adjacent
to the mainland of Abaco described above or within three
leagues of Moore’s Island or the Gorda Cays.

11. District of Marsh Harbour with the following
boundaries —

On the north or northwest by a line running from the
channel between Whale Cay and Great Guana Cay, thence
along the north end of the locality known as Turtle Rocks
to the mainland of Abaco, thence across the land to
Matthew Point on the western coast and thence to the south
end of the Wollenden Cays.

12. District of West End with the following
boundaries —

An imaginary line running from West End Point
along the entire length of Grand Bahama on the north in an
easterly direction to a group of cays north of McClean’s
Town and thence in a southerly direction to East End Point,
including all adjacent cays from West End Point to East
End Point; on the south by an imaginary line running from
West End Point eastwardly to Hawksbill Creek and thence
from Gold Rock Creek to East End Point, with
headquarters at West End.

This District includes the mainland of Grand Bahama
from West End Point to Hawksbill Creek and the
settlements east of Gold Rock Creek.

13. District of High Rock with the following
boundaries —

All that portion of the Island of Grand Bahama
which lies east of the eastern bank of Gold Rock Creek
and a line extended from that bank to the northern shore of
the Island and all adjacent cays to the north, south and
east of this area.

S.I. 28/1968.

S.I. 22/1968.

G.N. 96/1963.

S.I. 29/1968.

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14. District of Eight Mile Rock and Freeport, Grand
Bahama with the following boundaries —

All that portion of the Island of Grand Bahama which
lies to the west of the western Boundary of the High Rock
District, i.e. the eastern Bank of Gold Rock Creek and a
line extended from that bank to the northern shore of the
Island including the settlements of Pinder’s Pointm,
Hunters, Lewis Yard, Smith’s Point, Mather Town, Russell
and William’s Town together with all islands and cays to
the north and west of this part of the Island and situated
within three leagues thereof.

15. District of Crooked Island, comprising the islands
of Long Cay, Acklins and Crooked Islands, with
headquarters at Colonel Hill, Crooked Island.

16. District of Exuma Island with headquarters at the
Settlement of Georgetown.

17. District of Inagua Island with headquarters at the
Settlement of Matthew Town.

18. District of Ragged Island with headquarters at
Duncan Town.

19. The District of Nicholl’s Town, Andros is hereby
constituted with the following boundaries —

(a) on the south by the southern side of Stafford
Creek and including all that part of Andros north
of that line; and

(b) Joulter Cays and all islands and cays situated
within 15 miles of the north-westernmost point
of the Island of Andros,

with headquarters at Nicholl’s Town.
20. The District of Bimini and the Berry Islands is

hereby constituted with the following boundaries —
(a) the islands of North and South Bimini, Cat Cay

and all islands and cays adjacent thereto or
associated therewith, and including Great Isaacs
Light Station; and

(b) all islands and cays in the Berry Islands,
with headquarters at Alice Town Bimini.

S.I. 88/1976.

S.I. 284/1963.

S.I. 137/1965.

S.I. 137/1965.

S.I. 137/1965.

S.I. 12/1983.

S.I. 12/1983.
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