BOUNDARY LINES ESTABLISHED
(Richmond / Robeson)
To the Worshipful The County Court or Robeson, August Term 1852
We the undersigned Commissioners appointed to lay off and establish the boundary lines of the County of Robeson
beg to offer the following Report. That the beginning corner is where the line of the State of South Carolina
crosses Drowning Creek, then up the said Creek to the mouth of the great Swamp, then up the meanders of the
east side of the said swamp to that part of it called the Galberry, then up the Galberry to a point opposite
the mouth of Cole Camp Swamp, then a direct line across said Galberry into the mouth of Cole Camp Swamp, then
up the run of said swamp to the Stage Road leading from Lumberton to Fayetteville, then a direct line north
sixty degrees west to the old bridge on Big Rockfish below Leggetts plantation, then up said Rockfish to
Gravelly Hill, then a direct line due west to Drowning Creek, then down said Creek to Campbell's Bridge,
then a direct line to the nearest point on the South Carolina line, then down the said line to the beginning.
Robeson is bounded on the south by the State of South Carolina, on the east by Bladen County, on the north by
Cumberland County and on the west by Richmond County.
All of which is respectfully submitted by Commissioners, William Davis and Alexander McMillan.
State of North Carolina, Robeson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, August Term 1852.
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State of North Carolina, Richmond County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. October Term 1852. Ordered by the
Court that John L. Fairley, Alexander C. McKinnon and Maj. Daniel McNeill be appointed commissioners to meet with
the commissioners of Robeson County to run the dividing line between Richmond and Robeson County and report to
next term of this Worshipful Court. Copy from the Minutes. M. L. Douglas, CCC by R. S. McDonald, DC.
State of North Carolina, Richmond County. To the Worshipful Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County
of Richmond now in session, In pursuancce of the annexed order to us directed issued from the Court of Pleas
and Quarter Sessions October Term 1852, we the undersigned commissioners having met the commissioners from Robeson
County on the 9th day of Nov. 1852 at Campbell's Bridge on Drowning Creek proceeded to run the dividing line
between the two counties as follows, Viz. Beginning at said Campbell's Bridge and run South seventy nine westfive
chains and thirty links to a cedar stake, then south thirty four west to the line dividing this state from the
State of South Carolina, being the old line originally run which line we found to have been correctly run before.
All of which is respectfully submitted. This January 17th 1853 (Signed) Alex'r McMillan, Alex'r C. McKinnon,
John L. Fairley and D. W. McLean, Commissioners
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