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Indiana-Kentucky Boundary Compact

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Indiana-Kentucky Boundary Compact
Member jurisdictions: 2
Issue(s): Boundaries

The Indiana-Kentucky Boundary Compact is an interstate compact between Indiana and Kentucky.

Text of the compact

The legislature of each member state passes the laws with certain modifications, but the core of the legislation remains the same.

Boundary

Sec. 1. Upon the approval and consent of the Congress of the United States to the compact hereby effected, the boundary line between the State of Indiana and the Commonwealth of Kentucky is as follows:

Commencing at a point on the line between Sections 15 and 14, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, and 67.25 chains south of the northeast corner of Section 15, the same being the beginning point in the description of the part of the boundary line as fixed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Indiana v. Kentucky, decided May 18, 1896, and reported in 163 U.S. Reports 520, thence south 0 degrees 53 minutes 15 seconds west to the low water mark on the right side of the Ohio River and thence upstream at low water mark on the right side of the Ohio River. Also beginning at the same beginning point to-wit: The beginning point in the description of the part of the boundary line between the State of Indiana and the Commonwealth of Kentucky as fixed by the Supreme Court in 163 U.S. 520 and following that line to the end of so much of the boundary line as was fixed by the decree; thence due west to the low water mark on the right side of the Ohio River and thence downstream with the low water mark on the right side of the river.

Filing of Compact

Sec. 2. Upon the approval and consent of the Congress of the United States to the compact hereby effected:

  1. evidence of the compact, together with the survey and report of the commissioners by whom the boundary line was agreed upon, shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state; and
  2. a copy of the compact, survey, and report shall be filed in the office of the recorder of Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

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