Indiana and Kentucky boundary collection
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The items are as follows:
1938 Dec. 5 Letter, S. J. Kagan to the Evansville City Attorney 1938 Dec. 6 Letter, Leo Warren (Assistant City Attorney of Evansville) to Louis L. Roberts City Attorney 1938 Dec. 6 "Summary of the Facts involved in a land dispute between the state of Indiana and the Commonwealth of Kentucky" (2 copies) 1939 Jan. 20 Letter, S. J. Kagan to Dr. Christopher B. Coleman 1939 May 3 Letter, Louis L. Roberts to William E. Treadway, Administrative Secretary of the Commission on Interstate Cooperation 1943 May 24 H.J. Resolution 131 1951 "The Case of the Missing Slough"
OBD35, folder 1.
1942 Kentucky and Indiana Boundary Commission Report and Plat of Resurvey of Kentucky and Indiana State Boundary Line
- Kentucky-Indiana Boundary Commission (Organization)
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In 1873, Kentucky and Indiana both created commissions to ascertain the true boundary line between them. In 1877, Kentucky adopted the report of the commission, while Indiana suspended their commission. The legislature of Indiana gave the governor the power to enter into negotiations with Kentucky for all the rights and jurisdiction of Green River Island and any lands on the Indiana side of the Ohio River. The negotiations were unsuccessful and the case again came before the United States Supreme Court in Indiana v. Kentucky in 1890. The court again found the boundary line to be the low water mark of the Ohio River but stated that it was the low water mark of the river at the time the area was controlled by the commonwealth of Virginia. They decided that the land then passed to Kentucky when it entered the Union. In 1944, the boundary was set by the United States Congress and they found that the Evansville Water Works plant was in Indiana.
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