Virginia Compacts

Virginia Compacts
6/27/2017

§ 1-304. Boundary with North Carolina

§ 1-304. Boundary with North Carolina

The boundary line between the Commonwealth and North Carolina shall be and remain the same as the line run by Fry and Jefferson, and afterwards extended by Walker and Smith and approved on December 7, 1791, by an act of the General Assembly.

Code 1950, § 7-3; 1966, c. 102, § 7.1-4; 2005, c. 839.

Virginia-North Carolina Boundary Agreement of 1791

ACTS OF ASSEMBLY 1791 CHAPTER 14

An act concerning the southern boundary of this state.

Passed December 7th, 1791

Sect. 1. WHEREAS official information hath been received by the General Assembly, that the legislature of the state of North Carolina have resolved to establish the line commonly called Walker's line, as the boundary between North-Carolina and this Commonwealth, and it is judged expedient to confirm and establish the said line on the part of this state: Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the line commonly called and known by the name of Walker's line, shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be the boundary line of this state.

Sect. 2 And be it further enacted, That in all courts of law and equity within this Commonwealth, the claims for lands lying between the line commonly called Walker's line, and the line commonly called Henderson's line, shall be decided in favour of the oldest title, whether derived from this Commonwealth of from the state of North-Carolina.