North Carolina - Legislative Acts Creating Precincts / Counties

An Act for Dividing Washington County Into Two Distinct Counties, and Erecting a County by the Name of Greene.

Laws of North Carolina Passed in 1783, Chapter LI

The State Records of North Carolina Volume XXIV - Pages 539-540.

I. Whereas the large extent of the County of Washington, renders the attendance of the inhabitants on the extreme parts of the said county to do public duties, extremely difficult and expensive;

II. Be it therefore Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby Enacted by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of this Act the county of Washington shall be divided into two distinct counties, by a direct line beginning at William William's in the Fork of Horse Creek, at the foot of the Iron Mountain, thence a direct course to George Gallespie's house, at or near the mouth of Big Limestone, thence a north course to the line which divides the counties of Washington and Sullivan, thence from the said line, to the Chimney Top Mountain, thence a direct course to the mouth of Cloud's Creek in Holstein River; and all that part of Washington County westward of the said line, from and after the passing of this Act, shall be and is hereby declared to be a distinct county by the name of Greene.

(The remainder unnecessary to be inserted.)

Read three times, and ratified in General Assembly, the seventeenth day of May, Anno Dom. 1783.


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