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    ARKANSAS v. TENNESSEE, 399 U.S. 219 (1970)

    U.S. Supreme Court

    ARKANSAS v. TENNESSEE, 399 U.S. 219 (1970)

    399 U.S. 219

    ARKANSAS v. TENNESSEE
    DECREE
    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

    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 35 00' and 35 03', and longitudes 90 15' and 90 19', and is more particularly described as follows:

      SPECIFIC LOCATION

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