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Title II
STATE ORGANIZATION
Chapter 7
COUNTY BOUNDARIES
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F.S. 7.53
7.53 Polk County.The boundary lines of Polk County are as follows: Beginning at a point where the range line between ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east is intersected by the township line between townships thirty-two and thirty-three south; thence east on said township line to the west bank of Central and South Florida Flood Control District Canal C-38 (Kissimmee River); thence northerly along said west bank to Lake Kissimmee; thence northerly and westerly along the west shore of Lake Kissimmee to the west bank of Central and South Florida Flood Control District Canal C-37; thence northerly along said west bank of canal to Lake Hatchineha; thence westerly, northerly and easterly along the west and north shore of Lake Hatchineha, to the thread of the stream of Dead River; thence northerly along the thread of the stream of Dead River and Reedy Creek to the west shore of Lake Cypress; run thence northerly along said west shore of Lake Cypress to the township line between townships twenty-seven and twenty-eight south; thence west on said line to the range line dividing ranges twenty-eight and twenty-nine east; thence north along the range line to the southeast corner of section twelve township twenty-seven south, range twenty-eight east; thence west along section lines to the southwest corner of section nine, township twenty-seven south, range twenty-eight east; thence north along section lines to the southwest corner of section twenty-one, township twenty-six south, range twenty-eight east; thence northwesterly through respective section and quarter section corners to the southeast corner of township twenty-five south, range twenty-seven east; thence west on the township line to the range line between ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships twenty-four and twenty-five south; thence west on said township line to the section line between sections thirty-four and thirty-five, township twenty-four south, range twenty-five east; thence north on said section line to the northeast corner of said section thirty-four; thence west on the north line of said section thirty-four and the sections to the west of it to the range line between ranges twenty-four and twenty-five east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships twenty-four and twenty-five south; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges twenty-three and twenty-four east; thence south on said range line to the thread of the Withlacoochee River; thence southerly and westerly following the thread of said river to where same is intersected by the range line between ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line to the township line dividing townships twenty-five and twenty-six south; thence west on said township line to the section line dividing sections three and four in township twenty-six south, range twenty-two east; thence south along the section lines to the township line dividing townships twenty-six and twenty-seven south; thence east along said township line to the range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line to the place of beginning. The shorelines of Lakes Kissimmee and Hatchineha shall be as physically present unless and until the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund shall establish bulkhead lines along the said lake shores; in which event, the said shorelines shall be the said bulkhead lines to the extent they are so established.
History.s. 2, ch. 1201, 1861; s. 1, ch. 1622, 1866; ch. 1848, 1871; ss. 3, 6, ch. 1998, 1874; s. 2, ch. 3177, 1879; s. 1, ch. 3471, 1883; s. 1, ch. 3932, 1889; s. 1, ch. 4066, 1891; RS 48; GS 46; RGS 51; CGL 53; s. 2, ch. 25440, 1949; s. 2, ch. 67-592; ss. 27, 35, ch. 69-106.