Virginia Compacts

Virginia Compacts
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Virginia and West Virginia Boundary Compact of 1959

ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, 1958 CHARTER 347

An Act to create a commission to study and report on the boundary line between Alleghany County, Virginia, and Monroe County, West Virginia; and to appropriate funds for the use of the commission.

Approved March 29, 1958

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. There is hereby created a commission to study and make a report on the true and correct boundary between Alleghany County, Virginia, and Monroe County, West Virginia. All agencies of the State shall assist the commission and the commission shall cooperate with any commission established for a like purpose by the State of West Virginia. The commission shall complete its study and make its report to the Governor and General Assembly not later than November one, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine.

§ 2. The commission shall consist of three members who shall be appointed by the Governor from the State at large. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation, but shall be reimbursed their actual and necessary expenses while engaged in the business of the commission.

2. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund of the State treasury the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars to carry out the purposes of this act.

ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, EXTRA SESSION, 1959 CHARTER 44

An Act to establish and provide for the marking of the boundary line between Alleghany County, Virginia, and Monroe County, West Virginia; to provide for the effect of this act as to certain rights and certain prosecutions; to provide for transmission of this act to members of the Congress United States; and to reappropriate certain funds.

Approved April 24, 1959

Whereas, the Commissions appointed on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of West Virginia to study and make a report on the true and correct boundary between Alleghany County, Virginia, and Monroe County, West Virginia, have completed their investigations and have agreed upon the boundary line hereinafter described; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. The boundary line between Alleghany County, Virginia, and Monroe County, West Virginia, is hereby on the part of this Commonwealth, established and declared to be as follows:

Beginning on top of Peters Mountain, corner common to Monroe County, West Virginia, and Craig County, Virginia, and on the Alleghany County, Virginia line; thence, in a straight line to the present concrete marker on Highway Route Number 3 11; thence, in a straight line to the concrete marker on Virginia State Route Number 603 (Cove Creek); thence, in a straight line to the concrete marker on upper Highway Route Number 603 (Slaty Road); thence, in a straight line to the agreed point on top of the Alleghany Mountain, being the point shown on the 1923 U. S. Geological Map, and being marked with a metal stake.

§ 2. No vested right of any individual, partnership or corporation within the territory affected by this act shall in any wise be impaired, restricted or affected by this act. This act shall not be retrospective in its operation nor shall it in any way affect the rights of any individual, partnership or corporation in any suit now pending in any of the courts of this State or of the United States wherein said cause of action arose over, or is in any way based upon, the territory affected. This act shall in no wise preclude the Commonwealth of Virginia from prosecuting any individual, partnership or corporation for violation of any of the criminal laws of this State within said territory until this act shall go into effect.

§ 3. The Keeper of the Rolls of the State shall furnish a certified copy of this act to the Governor of the State of West Virginia and shall also furnish certified copies of this act to the United States Senators from the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the Representative from the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the House of Representatives, who are requested to have the same presented to the Congress of the United States for ratification by the Congress.

§ 4. The Commission created by Chapter 347, Acts of Assembly, 1958, is hereby directed, in cooperation with the like Commission created by the State of West Virginia, or other agency designated by the State of West Virginia for the purpose, to erect permanent markers designating the points at the beginning and end of the boundary line set forth in § 1 hereof, such markers to be of such nature and kind as the Commission deems appropriate.

2. This act shall take effect upon the adoption by the Congress of the United States of appropriate legislation ratifying the boundary line set forth in § 1 hereof.