Section 41-2-4


Published: 2015

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Section 41-2-4

Section 41-2-4Boundary between Alabama and Florida - Precise location at mouth of Perdido River and adjacent thereto.

(a) The State of Alabama hereby ratifies, confirms and adopts the recommendations of the joint committee heretofore appointed by the Governor of Florida and the Governor of Alabama to locate and mark the boundary line between the said states at the mouth of the Perdido River and adjacent thereto. Said committee consists of Honorable Richard W. Ervin, Honorable Richard H. Simpson, Honorable Philip D. Beall and Honorable F. C. Elliot, all on the part of the State of Florida, and Honorable Earl M. McGowin, Honorable W. C. Pruett and Honorable William N. McQueen, all on the part of the State of Alabama.



(b) In accordance with the recommendations of the said joint committee, the boundary at the location referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall be as follows:



(1) The middle of the Perdido River at its mouth, as defined by the constitutions of the States of Alabama and Florida, is at latitude 30 deg 16' 53" north and longitude 87 deg 31' 06" west as the control point;



(2) That the boundary line at the mouth of Perdido River is fixed, as nearly as may be, in the axis of the mouth of said river, passing through the control point and running north and south and having as its northern terminus a point of latitude 30 deg 17' 02" north and longitude 87 deg 31' 06" west, and as its southern terminus a point 1,000 feet due south of the control point;



(3) That from the northern terminus of the boundary line at the mouth of the river, the boundary up the lower portion of said river be a straight line to a point at latitude 30 deg 18' 00" north, longitude 87 deg 27' 08" west, thence by a straight line to a point in the center line of the Intracoastal Canal at longitude 87 deg 27' 00" west;



(4) That the seaward boundary between Florida and Alabama extends from the south end of the boundary line at the mouth of Perdido River, thence south 0 deg 01' 00" west to the seaward limit of each respective state;



(5) And shall be deemed, taken and declared, and is hereby deemed, taken and declared, to be the boundary line between the states of Florida and Alabama, at the mouth of the Perdido River and adjacent thereto, and shall be deemed and taken as such by the authorities and people of this state.



(c) Nothing contained in this section, nor any operations of the provisions of this section, shall prejudice the rights or claims of private individuals to any of the lands herein involved.

(Acts 1953, No. 440, p. 547, §§ 1, 2, 5.)