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SECTION 4
Vermont boundary line
State (STL) CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE 2
§ 4. Vermont boundary line. The boundary line between the state of New
York and the state of Vermont shall be and hereby is fixed as follows:
Beginning at a stone bound standing on the easterly slope of a hill, in
latitude forty-two degrees forty-four minutes forty-five and two hundred
one thousandths seconds north, longitude seventy-three degrees fifteen
minutes fifty-four and nine hundred four thousandths seconds west from
Greenwich, a point in the southerly line of the state of Vermont; thence
the line runs on a bearing north eighty-eight degrees thirty-three
minutes twenty seconds west, three thousand two hundred five and
seven-tenths feet to monument number two, standing at the southwest
corner of the state of Vermont; thence north eleven degrees fifty-nine
seconds west, twenty-one thousand eight hundred sixty-eight and
eight-tenths feet, to monument number six on the northwest slope of a
mountain and one hundred ninety feet northwest to a small brook which
runs into the Hoosic river about four hundred feet up stream from the
lower covered bridge at North Pownal; thence north twenty-nine degrees
one minute thirty-three seconds east, two thousand six hundred forty
feet, to monument number seven which is a large block of granite set in
the bed of the brook above mentioned and at the point where it enters
Hoosic river; thence north seven degrees eighteen minutes seventeen
seconds west, three hundred ninety-six feet along the west bank of
Hoosic river to monument number eight on the north side of the highway
leading from North Pownal to North Petersburgh and near the northwest
corner of the covered bridge before mentioned; thence north twenty-one
degrees twenty-one minutes forty-three seconds east, two thousand
fifteen and five-tenths feet across Hoosic river to monument number
nine, on southwest side of the west bound track of the Boston and Maine
railroad, and is between said track and Hoosic river opposite a ledge of
rock; thence north thirty degrees forty minutes seven seconds west, one
thousand one hundred fifty-six and two-tenths feet along the northeast
bank of Hoosic river to monument number ten between said river and the
west bound track of the Boston and Maine railroad; thence north fourteen
degrees forty minutes west, one thousand one hundred seventy-three and
seven-tenths feet across said track and highway leading from north
Pownal to Petersburgh Junction to monument number twelve, on brow of a
hill just north of said highway and at the corner of two stone walls;
thence north five degrees nineteen minutes fifty-seven seconds east,
five thousand eighty-two feet to monument number thirteen, on the north
side of a highway known as the Skipperee road and about four hundred
twenty feet southeast of house on lands owned by Edgar Green; thence
north forty degrees twenty minutes east, three hundred ninety-six feet
to monument number fourteen, at edge of woods on the southwest slope of
the hill north of the Skipperee road; thence south seventy-one degrees
thirty-nine minutes fifty-five seconds east, one thousand six hundred
twenty-six and two-tenths feet to monument number fifteen, in woods and
on the slope of hill north of Skipperee road; thence north three degrees
twenty minutes eighteen seconds east, one thousand four hundred
eighty-two and three-tenths feet to monument number sixteen, at the
corner of the towns of Pownal and Bennington; thence north one degree
thirty-three minutes five seconds east, thirty-five thousand three
hundred thirty-five and seven-tenths feet to monument number
twenty-seven, at the corner of the towns of Bennington and Shaftsbury;
thence north two degrees seven minutes twenty-five seconds east,
thirty-five thousand one hundred sixty-five and six-tenths feet to
monument number forty at the corner of the towns of Shaftsbury and
Arlington; thence north two degrees forty-five minutes seventeen seconds
east, thirty-three thousand nine hundred sixty-one feet to monument
number fifty-two, at the corner of the towns of Arlington and Sandgate;
thence north one degree twenty-seven minutes three seconds east, eleven
thousand one hundred fifty-four and four-tenths feet to monument number
fifty-five, on the north side of Camden Valley road and about
one-quarter mile west of R. C. Smith's house; thence north two degrees
forty-two minutes nine seconds east, sixteen thousand eight hundred
sixty-eight and eight-tenths feet to monument number sixty, on the north
side of Beattie Hollow road; thence north one degree fifty-one minutes
nine seconds east, two thousand seven hundred eighty-five and
three-tenths feet to monument number sixty-one on the north side of
Perkins Hollow road; thence north one degree fifty minutes forty seconds
east, three thousand three hundred eighty and nine-tenths feet to
monument number sixty-two, at corner of the towns of Sandgate and
Rupert; thence north one degree forty-six minutes twenty-four seconds
east, three thousand nine hundred eighty-six and seven-tenths feet to
monument number sixty-three on the south side of the Salem-Rupert road;
thence north one degree forty minutes thirty-three seconds east, six
hundred forty-one and five-tenths feet to monument number sixty-four, on
the south side of right of way of Delaware and Hudson railroad; thence
north one degree thirty-eight minutes nine seconds east, three thousand
four hundred sixty-four and two-tenths feet to monument number
sixty-five, at the top of long open slope on north side of and
overlooking the valley at West Rupert; thence north three degrees
twenty-three minutes thirty-four seconds east, three thousand six
hundred sixty-one and seven-tenths feet to monument number sixty-seven,
at a point about midway between two highways and about one and one-third
miles north of Delaware and Hudson railroad; thence north three degrees
thirty-one minutes fifty-five seconds east, three thousand three hundred
twenty-six and two-tenths feet to monument number sixty-nine, on sloping
ground between two brooks; thence north one degree twenty-three minutes
thirty-one seconds east, twenty thousand four hundred fifty-six and
two-tenths feet to monument number seventy-six, at the corner of the
counties of Bennington and Rutland; thence north one degree thirty-two
minutes three seconds east, fourteen thousand twenty-five and
five-tenths feet to monument number eighty, in West Pawlet on north side
of highway leading southwest out of said village and about three hundred
fifty feet from the Delaware and Hudson railroad crossing in West
Pawlet; thence north one degree forty-nine minutes fourteen seconds
east, twenty thousand three hundred eighty-one and nine-tenths feet to
monument number ninety, at the corner of the towns of Pawlet and Wells;
thence north one degree thirty-five minutes twenty-nine seconds east,
nineteen thousand three hundred seventy-two and nine-tenths feet to
monument number ninety-six, at the corner of the towns of Wells and
Poultney; thence north one degree twenty-eight minutes fifty-nine
seconds east, nineteen thousand two hundred forty-five and two-tenths
feet to monument number one hundred one, on the south bank of Poultney
river; thence about fifty-five feet along the previous course continued
in the middle of the deepest channel of said river; thence along the
middle of the deepest channel of said river to East bay; thence along
the middle of the deepest channel of East bay and the waters thereof to
where the same communicates with Lake Champlain; thence along the middle
of the deepest channel of Lake Champlain to the eastward of the islands
called the Four Brothers and westward of the islands called Grand isle
and Long isle or the Two Heroes, and to the westward of the Isle La
Mott, to the parallel of the forty-fifth degree north latitude, as run
by Valentine and Collins, seventeen hundred and seventy-one to seventeen
hundred and seventy-four; according to report dated October seventh,
seventeen hundred and ninety-one, of commissioners appointed by chapter
eighteen of the laws passed at the thirteenth session of the legislature
of this state in seventeen hundred and ninety; thereby including within
the state of New York, all that portion of the former town of Fair
Haven, formerly in the county of Rutland and state of Vermont, lying
westerly from the middle of the deepest channel of Poultney river as it
now runs, and between the middle of the deepest channel of such river
and the west line of the state of Vermont, as established on March
nineteen, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, as the same is described in
an act of the legislature of Vermont entitled "An act annexing that
portion of the town of Fair Haven, lying west of Poultney river, to the
state of New York," and approved by the governor of Vermont, November
twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. The acceptance by this
state of sovereignty and jurisdiction of such ceded territory which took
effect April seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty, the date of the
approval of the act of congress consenting to such cession, is continued
in force. Nothing in this section contained shall be deemed to affect
the determination of the boundary line between the state of New York and
the commonwealth of Massachusetts.