Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Crittenden County Precinct 1861

Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Chapter 36: An act establishing an additional precinct in Crittenden County.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

1. That there is hereby established an additional precinct in the county of Crittenden, embraced in the following boundary, to-wit: beginning on the Ohio river, at Richard McConnell’s house; thence a straight line to Levi Taylor’s farm, on Camp creek; thence with the Flin ferry road to the farm formerly owned by General Joseph Hughes; thence a straight line to Sandy Deane’s; thence a straight line to the Sulphur Springs; thence down Hurricane creek to the Ohio River; thence up said river to the beginning; and all elections in said precinct for Federal, State, or county officers, shall be held at Bell city, at Levi Yakey’s warehouse.

2. That the same shall be known by the name of Bell city precinct, and be entitled to two justices of the peace and one constable, who shall be elected and commissioned at the time and manner prescribed by the laws and Constitution of this Commonwealth.

3. When said justices are elected and qualified, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to furnish each of them with the books that a justice of the peace is entitled to receive from the State.

4. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Approved May 22, 1861.

1 comment:

bhearell said...

That is intereting. Do not remember running across that in all my basement hunts. Wonder how long it existed?