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Bloxom, Town of

County of Accomack

History of incorporation

Incorporated by order of the Circuit Court of Accomack County April 20, 1953 (Common Law Order Book 1950-54, p. 343).

Editor's note: A photocopy of the circuit court order is on file in the Legislative Reference Center at the Division of Legislative Services.

VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF ACCOMACK.

In the matter of petition for

Incorporation of the Town of Bloxom

To The Honorable Jeff F. Walter, Judge of the said Court:

Your petitioners respectfully state:

(1) That they are inhabitants of the Town of Bloxom, residing within the proposed incorporated limits of said Town, and that more than twenty (20) of your petitioners are qualified voters.

(2) That the Town of Bloxom is an unincorporated town, situate in the County of Accomack, Virginia.

(3) That it will be to the best interest of the inhabitants of said Town, that the same be incorporated, and the general good of the community will be promoted thereby.

(4) That the number of inhabitants of said Town exceeds Three Hundred and does not exceed five thousand.

(5) That the metes and bounds of the proposed corporate limits of the said Town are as follows: to-wit:

Beginning on the southeastern aide of what is known as Pannell's a Railroad crossing on the public road leading from Gargatha to Guilford and running North 35 degrees 30 minutes E parallel with the eastern side of the Pennsylvania railroad right of way for a distance of 664.3 feet to the center of a certain branch; thence running S 5 degrees 37 minutes W in the center of the said branch for a distance of 149.3 feet to a certain survey point; thence continuing in center of said branch S 50 degrees 15 minutes E for a distance of 246.6 feet to a certain survey point; thence continuing along center of said branch S 73 degrees 54 minutes E for a distance of 317.9 feet to a certain survey point; and continuing along center of said branch S 49 degrees 3 minutes E for a distance of 286.2 feet; thence turning on the survey point in the center of said branch running N 32 degrees 54 minutes E for a distance of 143 feet to a certain concrete marker; thence running along the center of a certain ditch N 30 degrees 40 minutes E for a distance of 817.5 feet to a certain concrete marker and continuing N 28 degrees 38 minutes E for a distance of 336.5 feet to a certain large pine and continuing N 32 degrees 10 minutes E for a distance of 98.7 feet from said line to a certain iron pipe; thence turning S 59 degrees 54 minutes E and running for a distance of 131.4 feet to a certain concrete marker, (said marker designating the approximate southeast corner of the line between the land of Nona T. Silverthorne end John R. Brown; thence turning and running through the land of John R. Brown and wife N 88 degrees 21 minutes E for a distance of 674.5 feet to a certain steel corner post; thence running N 55 degrees 17 minutes E for a distance of 918.5 feet over the cleared land of John R. Brown and wife to a certain survey point, not marked, thence turning and running S 59 degrees 00 minutes E for a distance of 531.1 feet to another survey point, not marked, in the field of the said John R. Brown and wife's land; thence turning and running in a northeasterly direction for a distance of 200 feet to a certain concrete marker on the south side of the public road leading from Bloxom to Nelsonia; thence crossing said public road and beginning at a certain iron stob on the north side of the aforesaid public road and running N 31 degrees 00 minutes E for a distance of 688.8 feet to a certain concrete marker; thence turning and running along the center of a certain branch N 31 degrees 37 minutes W for a distance of 309.7 feet to a certain concrete marker located six feet N of the center of the said branch; thence turning and running N 33 degrees 45 minutes E for a distance of 498.2 feet to a certain survey point, not marked, in the field of Alma Hinman; thence turning and running N 48 degrees 34 minutes W for a distance of 275 feet to a certain concrete marker on the eastern side of the public road leading from Bloxom to Mears; thence crossing said road and beginning at a certain concrete marker on the western side of the said road and running N 48 degrees 34 minutes W for a distance of 255 feet to a certain concrete marker buried one foot below the surface of the land; thence turning and running S 39 degrees 53 minutes W for a distance of 717.5 feet to the center of a certain branch or ditch; thence turning and running along the center of said branch or ditch N 28 degrees 22 minutes W for a distance of 440.4 feet to a certain survey point and thence continuing N 5 degrees 27 minutes W for a distance of 348.9 feet to the intersection of another ditch running in a northeasterly direction; thence turning and running along the center of the ditch S 33 degrees 00 minutes W for a distance of 544.2 feet to a certain concrete marker; thence turning and running N 46 degrees 7 minutes W across the land of R. L. Somers and over the Pennsylvania Railroad right of way and across the public road on the western side of the said Pennsylvania Railroad right of way for a distance of 793.7 feet to a certain concrete marker; thence turning and running S 35 degrees 30 minutes W, parallel with said road for a distance of 191.5 feet to the center of a certain ditch located on the north side of the Bayside public road; thence turning and running along said ditch N 42 degrees 30 minutes W for a distance of 214.7 feet to a certain survey point and continuing along center of said ditch N 43 degrees 29 minutes W for a distance of 200 feet to a certain concrete marker located three feet from the center of the aforesaid ditch; thence turning and running S 36 degrees 48 minutes W for a distance of' 1574.7 feet along the eastern line of the Bunting & Littleton land to a certain concrete marker located in a certain ditch north of the Gladding property; thence turning and running N 55 degrees 23 minutes W for a distance of 61.1 feet to a certain concrete marker located in said ditch, thence leaving said ditch and running N 75 degrees 23 minutes W for a distance of 137.1 feet to a certain concrete marker located in the northeast corner of the Bloxom Methodist Church property; thence running N 57 degrees 54 minutes W for a distance of 427.7 feet to a certain concrete marker; thence turning and running along the line between the land of Minnie Bloxom and Alvin Martin, through the land of Lee W. Young and across the Guilford public road, S 33 degrees 34 minutes W for a distance of 1040.3 feet to a certain concrete marker located in the south side of the aforesaid Guilford road and continuing for a distance of 120.5 feet to the center of a certain ditch; thence turning and running along the center of the said ditch S 64 degrees 27 minutes E for a distance of 464.6 feet to a survey point on the south side of the public road leading from Gargatha to Guilford; thence turning and continuing along the said ditch located on the south side of the aforesaid road, S 6 degrees 48 minutes W for a distance of 240.1 feet to a survey point and thence continuing along said ditch and road and crossing the public road leading from Bloxom to Hopeton and the aforesaid Pannell's Railroad crossing located on the eastern side of the Pennsylvania Railroad right of way, S 20 degrees 15 minutes E for a distance of 627.6 feet to the point of beginning.

(6) That the entire area embraced in said proposed corporate limits is 193.36 acres.

(7) That there is herewith filed a survey of the proposed incorporated limits, showing, the metes and bounds as above described, said survey having been duly made by J. B. Gibb, County Surveyor on March 14th, 1953 which said survey is marked "Exhibit A," and prayed to be taken as a part of this said petition.

Wherefore, your petitioners pray that an order may be entered by the Court incorporating the unincorporated Town of Bloxon as an incorporated Town, under the name of "The Town of Bloxom" with the metes and bounds set forth in this petition and the survey herewith attached and that the said plat of survey be recorded in the Clerk's Office of this County.

And they will ever pray, etc.

Filed April 20, 1953.

1953, April 20 - Order incorporating Town of Bloxom