Charters

Charters
3/24/2017

Capron, Town of

County of Southampton

History of incorporation

1914, Acts of Assembly, c. 188, calls Capron a village (prohibits sale of cider, etc., within one mile of the public school building).

Current charter

Incorporation, Circuit Court of Southampton County, December 15, 1926 (Common Law Book 12, p. 403).

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

In the matter of Incorporation of

The Town of Capron.

ORDER

This day came more than twenty qualified voters of the village of Capron by their Attorney, and presented their petition to this Court requesting that the said village of Capron may be incorporated as a town with the metes and bounds as hereinafter set forth; and was argued by counsel.

Upon consideration whereof, and it appearing to the Court that the said petition with notice attached of the time and place that said petition would be presented has been published in full in the Tidewater News, a newspaper published in Southampton County, once a week for four successive weeks and posted at the front door of the courthouse of said County for four weeks; that the said petition for incorporation is signed by more than twenty duly qualified voters, who reside in the said village of Capron; that the incorporation of the said village of Capron as a town will be to the interest of the inhabitants thereof; that the prayer of said petition is reasonable; that the general good of the community will be promoted; that the number of inhabitants of said village exceeds two hundred and does not exceed five thousand, but that the area of land designated to be embraced within the town is excessive.

THE COURT DOTH THEREFORE ADJUDGE, ORDER AND DECREE that the village of Capron be, and the same is hereby, incorporated as a town by the name and style of the "Town of Capron" and henceforth the inhabitants within the bounds of said town shall be a body politic and corporate, with all the powers, privileges and duties conferred upon and appertaining to towns under the general law. The metes and bounds of said town shall be as follows:

Beginning at a point on the Courtland road about seventy yards northeast of the intersection of said road with Main Street; thence in a westerly direction along said Courtland road to the northeast corner of J. N. Applewhite's residence lot; thence along said Applewhite's lot in a westerly direction a straight line a distance of 70 yards; thence in a southerly direction parallel with Main Street and 70 yards distant from same to a point within 70 yards of the northern line of the Southern Railway's right of way; thence westerly parallel with the said right of way and 70 yards north of same to Church Street; thence westerly across said Church Street and along the northern boundary of said right of way to a point 140 yards west of said Church Street; thence in a southeasterly direction across said right of way, parallel with Church Street and 140 yards west of same to a point 140 yards west of the intersection of Church and Main Streets; thence south in a line 140 yards west of the western boundary of Main Street and parallel with same to the new road; thence easterly along said New Road across Main Street to a point 140 yards east of the eastern boundary of Main Street and opposite the intersection of the New Road and Main Street; thence in a northerly direction along a line parallel with Main Street and 140 yards east of the eastern boundary of same to a point within 140 yards of Elm Avenue; thence in an easterly direction parallel with Elm Avenue and 140 yards south of same to a point 140 yards opposite a culvert in said Avenue, thence in a northerly direction across said Avenue at culvert to the north side of the Southern Railway's right of way; thence Westerly along said right of way to a point 70 yards east of the eastern boundary line of Main Street; thence in a northerly direction parallel with said Main Street and 70 yards east of same to the Courtland road, the point of beginning.

It is further ordered that an election be held in the J. E. Drewry store annex in said town on the 18th day of January, 1927, at which time the qualified voters of said town shall vote for and elect a Mayor, six councilmen and a Recorder, who shall hold office until the next regular election of town officers to be held as provided for by general law.