Public Law 351
CHAPTER 182

May 6, 1954
[H. J. Res. 347;

JOINT RESOLUTION

Giving the consent of Congress to an agreement between the State of Alabama and the State of Florida establishing a boundary between such States.

Whereas the Legislature of the State of Alabama passed an Act designated as Act Numbered 440, Senate bill numbered 231, which was approved by the Governor of such State on August 28,1953; and

Whereas the Legislature of the State of Florida passed an Act designated as chapter 28141, Senate bill numbered 1155, which was approved by the Governor of such State on June 12, 1953; and

Whereas such Acts both provided in substance that upon ratification, confirmation, and adoption of such Acts by the Congress of the United States, the boundary between such States at the mouth of the Perdido River, and adjacent thereto, should be as follows:

The middle of the Perdido River at its mouth, as defined by the Constitutions of the States of Alabama and Florida, is at latitude thirty degrees sixteen minutes fifty-three seconds north and longitude eighty-seven degrees thirty-one minutes six seconds west as the control point;
That the boundary line at the mouth of Perdido River is fixed, as nearly as may be, in the axis of the mouth of said river, passing through the control point, and running north and south and having as its northern terminus a point of latitude thirty degrees seventeen minutes two seconds north and longitude eighty-seven degrees thirty-one minutes six seconds west, and as its southern terminus a point one thousand feet due south of the control point;
That from the northern terminus of the boundary line at the mouth of the river, the boundary up the lower portion of said river be a straight line to a point of latitude thirty degrees eighteen minutes ho seconds north, longitude eighty-seven degrees twenty-seven minutes eight seconds west, thence by a straight line to a point in the center line of the Intracoastal Canal at longitude eighty-seven degrees twenty-seven minutes no seconds west;
That the seaward boundary between Florida and Alabama extends from the south end of the boundary line at the mouth of Perdido River, thence south no degrees one minute no seconds west to the seaward limit of each respective State; and

Whereas such acts of the States of Alabama and Florida constitute an agreement between such States establishing a boundary line between them: Therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby given to such agreement and to the establishment of such boundary, and such Acts of the States of Alabama and Florida are hereby approved.

Approved May 6, 1954.