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Title II
STATE ORGANIZATION
Chapter 7
COUNTY BOUNDARIES
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CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 7
COUNTY BOUNDARIES
7.01 Alachua County.
7.02 Baker County.
7.03 Bay County.
7.04 Bradford County.
7.05 Brevard County.
7.06 Broward County.
7.07 Calhoun County.
7.08 Charlotte County.
7.09 Citrus County.
7.10 Clay County.
7.11 Collier County.
7.12 Columbia County.
7.13 Miami-Dade County.
7.14 DeSoto County.
7.15 Dixie County.
7.16 Duval County.
7.17 Escambia County.
7.18 Flagler County.
7.19 Franklin County.
7.20 Gadsden County.
7.21 Gilchrist County.
7.22 Glades County.
7.221 Glades County, extension of boundary.
7.23 Gulf County.
7.24 Hamilton County.
7.25 Hardee County.
7.26 Hendry County.
7.27 Hernando County.
7.28 Highlands County.
7.29 Hillsborough County.
7.30 Holmes County.
7.31 Indian River County.
7.32 Jackson County.
7.33 Jefferson County.
7.34 Lafayette County.
7.35 Lake County.
7.36 Lee County.
7.37 Leon County.
7.38 Levy County.
7.39 Liberty County.
7.40 Madison County.
7.41 Manatee County.
7.42 Marion County.
7.43 Martin County.
7.44 Monroe County.
7.45 Nassau County.
7.46 Okaloosa County.
7.47 Okeechobee County.
7.48 Orange County.
7.49 Osceola County.
7.50 Palm Beach County.
7.51 Pasco County.
7.52 Pinellas County.
7.53 Polk County.
7.54 Putnam County.
7.55 Santa Rosa County.
7.56 Sarasota County.
7.57 Seminole County.
7.58 St. Johns County.
7.59 St. Lucie County.
7.60 Sumter County.
7.61 Suwannee County.
7.62 Taylor County.
7.63 Union County.
7.64 Volusia County.
7.65 Wakulla County.
7.66 Walton County.
7.67 Washington County.
7.01 Alachua County.The boundary lines of Alachua County are as follows: Begin where the range line between ranges sixteen and seventeen east intersects the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence run south on said range line to the southwest corner of section seven, township eleven south, range seventeen east; thence run east along the south line of sections seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven and twelve to the northwest corner of section eighteen, township eleven south, range eighteen east; thence run south along the west line of sections eighteen, nineteen, thirty and thirty-one, township eleven south, range eighteen east to southwest corner of said section thirty-one; thence run east along south line of sections thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three and thirty-four to southeast corner of section thirty-four, township eleven south, range eighteen east outside of Arredonda Grant; thence run north along east line of said section thirty-four to southwest corner of section thirty-four, township eleven south, range eighteen east inside said grant; thence run east along the township line between townships eleven and twelve, south, to its intersection with the west margin of Orange Lake; thence following the western and southern margin of Orange Lake to its intersection with the range line between range twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence run north along said range line to where same is intersected by the north and east margin of Santa Fe Lake; thence run north following the east margin of said Santa Fe Lake to its westernmost intersection with a line which is the prolongation of the north line of McManus Subdivision as per plat book “A”, page 117 of the public records of Alachua County; thence west along the north line of said subdivision to its intersection with the east line of government lot three of section twenty-one, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence north along said east line to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section twenty-one; thence north along the line between the east half and the west half of the northwest quarter of said section twenty-one to the north line of said section twenty-one; thence west along the north line of said section twenty-one to the southeast corner of section seventeen, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence north to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence west to the southwest corner of the east half of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence north to the northwest corner of the east half of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence west to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence north to the half-mile corner of the south line of section eight, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the southwest corner of the east half of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of said section eight; thence north to the northwest corner of the east half of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of said section eight; thence north to the northeast corner of the west half of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section five, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of said section five; thence north along the west line of said section five to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section six, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said section six; thence north to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said section six; thence west along the north line of said section six to the northwest corner of said section six; thence north along the east line of section one, township eight south, range twenty-one east to the southeast corner of section thirty-six, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north along the east line of said section thirty-six to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of said section thirty-six; thence west to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of said section thirty-six; thence north along the west line of said section thirty-six to its intersection with the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence northerly and westerly along the thread of the Santa Fe River to its intersection with the east line of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section thirty-three, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north to the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section thirty-three; thence west to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-two, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence west to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section thirty-two; thence west to the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-one, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said section thirty-one; thence west to the half-mile corner of the south line of section thirty, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north on the quarter section line of said section thirty to its intersection with the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence southerly and westerly along the thread of said Santa Fe River to its intersection with the south line of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-eight, township seven south, range twenty east; thence west to the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of said section twenty-eight; thence north to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of said section twenty-eight; thence west to the northwest corner of said section twenty-eight; thence north along the east line of section twenty, township seven south, range twenty east to the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of said section twenty; thence west on the quarter section line of said section twenty to its intersection with the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence northerly and westerly along the thread of the Santa Fe River to its southernmost intersection with the east line of section two, township seven south, range seventeen east; thence run south along the east line of said section two to the northeast corner of section eleven, township seven south, range seventeen east; thence run south along the east line of said section eleven to the northeast corner of government lot four in said section eleven; thence run west to the northwest corner of said government lot four; thence run south along west line of said government lot four to the southwest corner of said government lot four; thence run west along the south line of said section eleven to the northwest corner of section fourteen, township seven south, range seventeen east; thence run south along the west line of said section fourteen to the southwest corner of said section fourteen; thence run east along south line of said section fourteen to its intersection with the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence run southerly and westerly along the thread of said river to the point of beginning.
History.s. 6, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 3, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, Feb. 10, 1835; s. 1, ch. 106, 1846; s. 1, ch. 923, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1765, 1870; RS 38; GS 36; s. 1, ch. 6243, 1911; s. 1, ch. 6509, 1913; RGS 39; s. 1, ch. 11371, 1925 CGL 41; s. 1, ch. 28312, 1953.
7.02 Baker County.The boundary lines of Baker County are as follows: Beginning at a point at center of township four south, on range line dividing ranges eighteen and nineteen east; thence north on said range line to the Georgia line; thence easterly on said Georgia line to the St. Marys River, and then down said river, concurrent with the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida, to where the said river intersects with range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line to the center line of township four south; and then west on said township line to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Feb. 4, 1832; s. 1, Mar. 15, 1844; s. 3, ch. 895, 1858; ch. 1039, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1185, 1861; RS 31; GS 29; s. 1, ch. 6244, 1911; RGS 31; CGL 33.
7.03 Bay County.The boundary lines of Bay County are as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of section eighteen in township two, north, range eleven, west; thence west on the section line to the southwest corner of section eighteen in township two, north, range twelve, west; thence south on the range line dividing ranges twelve and thirteen, west, to the Meridian base line; thence west on the base line to the thread of Pine Log Creek in range sixteen, west; thence southwesterly along the thread of said creek into the Choctawhatchee River to the thread of said river; thence southwesterly along the thread of said river to a point where said river intersects the range line dividing ranges seventeen and eighteen, west; thence south on said range line to the Gulf of Mexico; thence in a southeastwardly direction following the meanderings of said gulf, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, including all islands opposite the shoreline to a point where range line dividing ranges eleven and twelve, west, intersects with said gulf; thence north on said range line to place of beginning.
History.ss. 1, chs. 6505, 6506, 6508, 1913; RGS 15; CGL 17.
7.04 Bradford County.The county lines of Bradford County are as follows: Beginning at a point where the thread of New River intersects the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence northeasterly concurrent with the east boundary of Union County following the meanderings of the said New River to where same is intersected by the middle township line of township four south, range twenty-two east; thence east on said middle township line to the range line between ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line to the southeast corner of section twelve, township nine south, range twenty-two east; thence west on the section line between section twelve and thirteen, township nine south, range twenty-two east to Santa Fe Lake; thence northwesterly following the northeast shore of Santa Fe Lake to its westernmost intersection with a line which is the prolongation of the north line of McManus Subdivision as per plat book “A,” page 117 of the public records of Alachua County; thence west along the north line of said subdivision to its intersection with the east line of government lot three of section twenty-one, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence north along said east line to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section twenty-one; thence north along the lines between the east half and the west half of the northwest quarter of said section twenty-one to the north line of said section twenty-one; thence west along the north line of said section twenty-one to the southeast corner of section seventeen, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence north to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence west to the southwest corner of the east half of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence north to the northwest corner of the east half of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence west to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section seventeen; thence north to the half-mile corner on the south line of section eight, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the southwest corner of the east half of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of said section eight; thence north to the northwest corner of the east half of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of said section eight; thence north to the northeast corner of the west half of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section five, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of said section five; thence north along the west line of said section five to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section six, township eight south, range twenty-two east; thence west to the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said section six; thence north to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said section six; thence west along the north line of said section six to the northwest corner of said section six; thence north along the east line of section one, township eight south, range twenty-one east to the southeast corner of section thirty-six, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north along the east line of said section thirty-six to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of said section thirty-six; thence west to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of said section thirty-six; thence north along the west line of said section thirty-six to its intersection with the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence northerly and westerly along the thread of the Santa Fe River to its intersection with the east line of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section thirty-three, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north to the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section thirty-three; thence west to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-two, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence west to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section thirty-two; thence west to the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-one, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said section thirty-one; thence west to the half-mile corner on the south line of section thirty, township seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north on the quarter section line of said section thirty to its intersection with the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence southerly and westerly along the thread of said Santa Fe River to its intersection with the south line of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-eight, township seven south, range twenty east; thence west to the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of said section twenty-eight; thence north to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of said section twenty-eight; thence west to the northwest corner of said section twenty-eight; thence north along the east line of section twenty, township seven south, range twenty east to the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of said section twenty; thence west on the quarter section line of said section twenty to its intersection with the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence northerly and westerly along the thread of said Santa Fe River to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Mar. 15, 1844; s. 3, ch. 895, 1858; s. 1, ch. 1039, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1185, 1861; s. 1, ch. 1300, 1861; s. 1, ch. 1765, 1870; RS 30; GS 28; RGS 20; s. 1, ch. 8516, 1921; CGL 32; s. 2, ch. 28312, 1953.
7.05 Brevard County.The boundary lines of Brevard County are as follows: Beginning in the thread of the St. Johns River where the line dividing townships twenty-one and twenty-two south, intersects said river; thence east on said township line to the range line dividing ranges thirty-three and thirty-four east; thence north on said range line to where the same intersects the line dividing townships nineteen and twenty south; thence east on said township line to the Atlantic Ocean; thence southward along the Atlantic coast, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of Florida, to the intersection with the centerline of the Sebastian Inlet produced eastwardly, said inlet being in section twenty of township thirty south range thirty-nine east; thence westerly on said centerline and continuing southwesterly along the centerline of the approach channel to said inlet from the Indian River to a point due east of the mouth of the St. Sebastian River; thence due west to the mouth of the St. Sebastian River; thence south along the thread of the St. Sebastian River and the thread of the south fork of the St. Sebastian River to a point where the line dividing townships thirty and thirty-one south intersects the thread of said south fork; thence west on said township line to the line dividing ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east; thence north on said range line to the northeast corner of township twenty-five south, range thirty-four east and the St. Johns River; thence northerly following the thread of said river to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Mar. 14, 1844; s. 1, ch. 105, 1846; s. 1, ch. 290, 1849; s. 1, ch. 651, 1855; s. 1, ch. 1621, 1866; s. 2, ch. 1998, 1874; s. 1, ch. 3175, 1879; s. 1, ch. 3768, 1887; RS 50; ss. 1, 19, ch. 5567, 1905; GS 48; RGS 53; s. 1, ch. 10148, 1925; CGL 55; s. 1, ch. 59-486.
7.06 Broward County.The boundary lines of Broward County are as follows: Beginning on the east boundary of the State of Florida at a point where the south boundary of township forty-seven south of range forty-three east, produced easterly, would intersect the same; thence westerly on said township boundary to its intersection with the axis or center line of Hillsborough State Drainage Canal, as at present located and constructed; thence westerly along the center line of said canal to its intersection with the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one east; thence south on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one east, of township forty-seven south, to the northeast corner of section twenty-five of township forty-seven, south, of range forty east; thence due west on the north boundaries of the sections numbered from twenty-five to thirty, inclusive, of townships forty-seven south, of ranges thirty-seven to forty east, inclusive, as the same have been surveyed, or may hereafter be surveyed, by the authority of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, to the northwest corner of section thirty of township forty-seven south, of range thirty-seven east; thence continuing due west to the range line between ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east; thence southerly on the range line dividing ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east, to the southwest corner of township fifty-one south, of range thirty-five east; thence east following the south line of township fifty-one south, across ranges thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine and forty, to the southwest corner of township fifty-one south of range forty-one east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one to the northwest corner of section thirty-one of township fifty-one south, of range forty-one east; thence east on the north boundary of section thirty-one and other sections to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean; thence easterly to the eastern boundary of the State of Florida; thence northerly along said eastern boundary to the point of beginning. In addition, the boundary lines of Broward County include the following: Begin at the northwest corner of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, Miami-Dade County, Florida; thence, southerly following the west line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the intersection with a line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, easterly following the line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, to the intersection with the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach; thence, northerly following the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach to the intersection with the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, westerly following the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 6934, 1915; RGS 60; CGL 66; ss. 27, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 78-119; s. 1, ch. 2007-222; s. 1, ch. 2010-5.
7.07 Calhoun County.The boundary lines of Calhoun County are as follows: Beginning at a point in the thread of the Apalachicola River where the northern boundary of township two north, range seven west, crosses said river; thence west on said township line to the thread of the Chipola River; thence southerly down the thread of the stream of the said Chipola River to a point where a line drawn through the center of township two north, crosses said river; thence west on said middle township line to the range line between ranges eleven and twelve west; thence south on said range line, concurrent with the east boundary of Bay County, to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township three south, range eleven west; thence east on the south line of said section nineteen and other sections across ranges eleven west, ten west and a portion of nine west to where said section line intersects the thread of the Apalachicola River between sections twenty-three and twenty-six, township three south, range nine west; thence follow the thread of said river to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Jan. 26, 1838; s. 1, ch. 1850, 1873; s. 1, ch. 2061, 1875; RS 17; ss. 1, chs. 4576, 4577, 1897; GS 15; s. 1, ch. 6506, 1913; RGS 17; s. 1, ch. 10132, 1925; CGL 19.
7.08 Charlotte County.The boundary lines of Charlotte County are as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of township forty south, range twenty-seven east; thence south on range line dividing ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east, to the township line dividing townships forty-two and forty-three south, and Lee County; thence west on said township line to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico; thence northerly and westerly along said Gulf of Mexico, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the intersection therewith of the township line dividing townships forty and forty-one south; thence east on said township line to the southeast corner of township forty south, range twenty east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges twenty and twenty-one east to the northwest corner of township forty south, range twenty-one east; thence east on township line dividing townships thirty-nine and forty south to the place of beginning.
History.s. 3, ch. 3770, 1887; s. 1, ch. 8513, 1921; CGL 62.
7.09 Citrus County.The boundary lines of Citrus County are as follows: Beginning at a point in the thread or center of the Withlacoochee River on the section line dividing sections twelve and thirteen, township twenty-one south, range twenty east; thence on said line west to the southwest corner of section nine, township twenty-one south, range nineteen east; thence north on said section line to township line dividing townships twenty and twenty-one south; thence west on said township line to the Gulf of Mexico; thence north along said gulf, including all islands along said gulf coast, and including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the most southern outlet of the Withlacoochee River at its mouth, leaving out all the islands in the mouth of said river; thence easterly along the thread of said river to the point of beginning, including all the lands and islands which said river line may enclose.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 107, 1847; s. 1, ch. 415, 1850; s. 1, ch. 3772, 1887; RS 44; GS 42; s. 1, ch. 6245, 1911; RGS 46; CGL 48; s. 1, ch. 94-313.
7.10 Clay County.The boundary lines of Clay County are as follows: Beginning at the west margin of the channel of the St. Johns River at its intersection with the southerly limited access right-of-way line of State Road 9-A, also known as Interstate 295; thence north 86°49′27″ west on said right-of-way line to a point where said right-of-way line intersects the westerly boundary of the St. Johns River; thence south 87°54′15″ west 816.30 feet; thence north 86°49′27″ west 228.51 feet; thence north 86°10′22″ west 891.45 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the south and having a radius of 22,768.31 feet running westerly 1,466.89 feet along said curve through a central angle of 03°41′29″ to the end of said curve; thence south 83°23′50″ west 290.48 feet; thence south 64°29′41″ west 145.12 feet; thence south 49°31′32″ west 101.97 feet; thence south 38°21′40″ west 165.23 feet; thence south 08°45′26″ west 119.74 feet to an intersection with the easterly limited access right-of-way line of U.S. 17, being located south 88°33′33″ west 2.37 feet of the southwest corner of Lot 12, Block 11 of Island View Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, page 10, Public Records of Duval County, Florida; thence west along the line dividing townships three south and four south to the range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line, concurrent with the eastern boundary of Baker and Bradford Counties, to the southeast corner of section twelve, township nine south, range twenty-two east; thence east on the line dividing sections seven and eighteen, eight and seventeen, township nine south, range twenty-three east to the Bellamy or federal road leading from St. Augustine to Tallahassee; thence east along the north margin of said road to the point of intersection with such margin of a westerly extension of the south boundary line of Hillcrest on the Lake, a subdivision, as same appears of record in Plat Book 2, page 52, Public Records of Clay County; thence south 89°30′ east along the south boundary line of such subdivision to the southeast corner of such subdivision; thence north 0°05′ east along the east boundary line of such subdivision to a point intersecting the north margin of the Bellamy Road; thence east along the north margin of said road to its intersection with the south boundary line of township seven south; thence east along said line to the west margin of the channel of the St. Johns River; thence northerly along said west margin to the place of beginning. Clay County also includes the following described parcel of land. Begin at the intersection of the north line of township four south with the easterly right-of-way line of State Road 21, also known as Blanding Boulevard, said east right-of-way line bearing north 00°02′42″ west; thence north 52°48′22″ east 2,239.0 feet; thence north 40°33′35″ west 301.54 feet; thence north 24°10′22″ east 40.18 feet to an intersection with the southerly limited access right-of-way line of State Road 9-A, also known as Interstate 295; thence along the southerly and easterly right-of-way line of said State Road 9-A the following 6 courses; thence south 66°10′44″ east 1,883.20 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave northerly and having a radius of 5,879.578 feet; thence southeasterly 2,592.53 feet along and around said curve through a central angle of 25°15′50″ to the point of tangency of said curve; thence north 88°33′33″ east 3,540.04 feet; thence south 78°13′41″ east 219.09 feet; thence south 61°03′20″ east 233.15 feet; thence south 52°38′29″ east 379.68 feet to an intersection with the northerly line of said township four south; thence departing said right-of-way line, run thence west along said north line of township four south to the point of beginning.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 866, 1858; s. 1, ch. 1039, 1859; s. 1, ch. 3469, 1883; RS 34; GS 32; s. 1, ch. 5978, 1909; RGS 34; s. 1, ch. 12489, 1927; CGL 36; s. 1, ch. 76-17; s. 1, ch. 78-421; s. 1, ch. 80-9; s. 1, ch. 84-211.
7.11 Collier County.The boundary lines of Collier County are as follows: Beginning where the north line to township forty-eight south extended westerly intersects the western boundary of the State of Florida in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico; thence easterly on said township line to the northwest corner of section four of township forty-eight south of range twenty-five east; thence south to the northwest corner of section nine of said township and range; thence east to the eastern boundary line of range twenty-six east; thence north on said range line to the northwest corner of township forty-seven south of range twenty-seven east; thence east on the north line of township forty-seven south to the east line of range twenty-seven east; thence north on said range line to the north line of township forty-six south; thence east on the north line of township forty-six south to the east line of range thirty east; thence south on said range line to the north line of township forty-nine south; thence east on the north line of said township forty-nine south to the east line of range thirty-four east and the west boundary of Broward County; thence south on said range line, concurrent with the west boundary of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, to the point of intersection with the south line of township fifty-three south; thence west on the south line of said township fifty-three south to where that line extended intersects the western boundary of the State of Florida in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico; thence northwesterly and along the waters of said Gulf of Mexico, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 9362, 1923; CGL 74; s. 1, ch. 2008-4.
7.12 Columbia County.The boundary lines of Columbia County are as follows: Beginning at the mouth of the Ichetucknee River where it enters the Santa Fe River; thence up the thread of the said Ichetucknee River to Ichetucknee Spring; thence north on the range line dividing ranges fifteen and sixteen east to the section line dividing sections one and twelve and sections two and eleven, township six south, range fifteen east; thence west on said section line to the southwest corner of section two, township six south, range fifteen east; thence north on the section line dividing sections two and three, township six south, range fifteen east, across townships six, five, four, three, and two south, to the thread of the Suwannee River; thence northeast up the thread of said river to the Georgia line; thence along said line to the range line dividing ranges eighteen and nineteen east; thence south on said range line to Olustee Creek; thence southerly down the thread of said creek to the Santa Fe River; thence southwesterly and northwesterly down the thread of said river to its southernmost intersection with the east line of section two, township seven south, range seventeen east; thence south along the east line of said section two to the northeast corner of section eleven, township seven south, range seventeen east; thence south along the east line of said section eleven to the northeast corner of government lot four in said section eleven; thence west along the north line of said government lot four to its northwest corner; thence south along the west line of said government lot four to its southwest corner; thence west along the north line of section fourteen, township seven south, range seventeen east to the northwest corner of said section fourteen; thence south along the west line of said section fourteen to its southwest corner; thence east along the south line of said section fourteen to the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence south and west along the thread of the Santa Fe River to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Feb. 4, 1832; s. 3, ch. 895, 1858; s. 1, ch. 1048, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1391, 1863; s. 1, ch. 3948, 1889; RS 29; GS 27; s. 1, ch. 5979, 1909; RGS 29; CGL 31; s. 3, ch. 28312, 1953.
7.13 Miami-Dade County.The boundary lines of Miami-Dade County are as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of township fifty-one south, range thirty-five east; thence east following the south line of township fifty-one south, across ranges thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine and forty east, to the southwest corner of township fifty-one south, range forty-one east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one east to the northwest corner of section thirty-one, township fifty-one south, range forty-one east; thence east on the north boundary of said section thirty-one and other sections to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean; thence easterly to the eastern boundary of the State of Florida; thence southward along the coast, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the gulf stream within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to a point on the reefs of Florida immediately opposite the mouth of Broad Creek (a stream separating Cayo Lago from Old Rhodes Key); thence in a direct line through the middle of said stream to a point east of Mud Point, said point being located on the east line of the west one half of section seven, township fifty-nine south, range forty east, at a distance of two thousand three hundred feet, more or less, south of the northeast corner of the west one half of said section seven being a point on the existing Miami-Dade County boundary line as established by s. 7.13; thence run southerly along the east line of the west one half of said section seven, township fifty-nine south, range forty east, to a point two thousand feet, more or less, north of the south line of said section seven; thence run westerly along a line parallel to the south line of said section seven, through the open water midway between two islands lying in the west one half of said section seven to a point on the west line of section seven, township fifty-nine south, range forty east; thence run southerly for a distance of two thousand feet, more or less, to the southwest corner of said section seven; thence run southerly along the west line of section eighteen, township fifty-nine south, range forty east, to the southwest corner of said section eighteen; thence run in a southwesterly direction along a straight line to the southwest corner of section twenty-four, township fifty-nine south, range thirty-nine east; thence run southerly along the east line of section twenty-six, township fifty-nine south, range thirty-nine east, to the southeast corner of said section twenty-six; thence run southerly along the east line of section thirty-five, township fifty-nine south, range thirty-nine east, to a point of intersection with a line drawn parallel with the north line of said section thirty-five and through the open water midway between Main and Short Key; thence run westerly along a line parallel to the north line of said section thirty-five, through the open water midway between Main and Short Key to a point on the west line of section thirty-five and a point on the east line of section thirty-four, township fifty-nine south, range thirty-nine east; thence run southwesterly in a straight line to the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of said section thirty-four and the northeast corner of the northwest quarter of section three, township sixty south, range thirty-nine east; thence run southerly along the east line of the northwest quarter of said section three to the southeast corner of the northwest quarter of said section three; thence run westerly along the south line of the northwest quarter of said section three to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of said section three; thence run westerly to a point on the northerly bank of Manatee Creek at the easterly mouth of said Manatee Creek; thence run westerly meandering the northerly bank of Manatee Creek to the intersection thereof with the west right-of-way line of United States Highway No. 1, said right-of-way line being the east boundary of the Everglades National Park and said north bank of Manatee Creek being the southerly line of the mainland of the State of Florida and the existing boundary line between Miami-Dade County and Monroe County; thence along the mainland to the range line between ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east, thence due north on said range line to place of beginning. However, the boundary lines of Miami-Dade County shall not include the following: Begin at the northwest corner of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, Miami-Dade County, Florida; thence, southerly following the west line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the intersection with a line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, easterly following the line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, to the intersection with the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach; thence, northerly following the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach to the intersection with the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, westerly following the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Feb. 4, 1836; s. 1, ch. 1592, 1866; s. 1, ch. 1998, 1874; RS 53; GS 51; s. 1, ch. 5970, 1909; s. 1, ch. 6934, 1915; RGS 58; CGL 64; s. 1, ch. 61-16; s. 2, ch. 78-119; s. 2, ch. 2008-4.
7.14 DeSoto County.The boundary lines of DeSoto County are as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of township thirty-nine south, range twenty-seven east; thence west on the township line dividing townships thirty-nine south and forty south to the southwest corner of township thirty-nine south, range twenty-three east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges twenty-two east and twenty-three east to the northwest corner of section nineteen, township thirty-six south, range twenty-three east; thence east on the section lines to the northeast corner of section twenty-four, township thirty-six south, range twenty-seven east; thence south on the range line dividing ranges twenty-seven east and twenty-eight east to the southeast corner of township thirty-nine south, range twenty-seven east, the same being the place of beginning.
History.s. 3, ch. 3770, 1887; RS 52; GS 50; RGS 57; s. 1, ch. 8513, 1921; CGL 63.
7.15 Dixie County.The boundary lines of Dixie County are as follows: Beginning at a point where township line between townships seven and eight south, intersects the Suwannee River, thence southerly down the thread of the main stream of said Suwannee River to the Gulf of Mexico; thence along said Gulf of Mexico, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the mouth of the Steinhatchee River; thence northerly along the thread of the said Steinhatchee River to the point where it is intersected by the section line between sections fifteen and sixteen, in township eight, south of range ten east; thence north on said section line and other sections to the township line between townships seven and eight south; thence east on said township line dividing townships seven and eight south, to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 8514, 1921; CGL 69.
7.16 Duval County.The boundary lines of Duval County are as follows: Beginning at the mouth of the Nassau River; thence up the thread of the main stream of said river to the run of Thomas Swamp; thence up the run of said swamp to where same would intersect the prolongation of a line drawn from the southwest corner of township one north, of range twenty-five east, to the southwest corner of township two south, of range twenty-three east; thence on said last-mentioned line in a southwesterly direction to where its extension would intersect the range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line, concurrent with the Baker County line, to the dividing line between townships three and four south; thence east on said township line, concurrent with the north boundary of Clay County, to its intersection with the easterly limited access right-of-way line of U.S. 17, said point being located south 88°33′33″ west 2.37 feet of the southwest corner of Lot 12, Block 11 of Island View Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, page 10, Public Records of Duval County, Florida; thence, along the limited access boundary of State Road 9-A, north 08°45′26″ east 119.74 feet; thence north 38°21′40″ east 165.23 feet; thence north 49°31′32″ east 101.97 feet, thence north 64°29′41″ east 145.12 feet; thence north 83°23′50″ east 290.48 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the south and having a radius of 22,768.31 feet; thence, from a tangent bearing of south 89°51′51″ east, run easterly 1,466.89 feet along said curve through a central angle of 03°41′29″ to the end of said curve; thence south 86°10′22″ east 891.45 feet; thence south 86°49′27″ east 228.51 feet; thence north 87°54′15″ east 816.30 feet, thence south 86°49′27″ east, to the west margin of the main channel of the St. Johns River; thence southerly along the west margin of the main channel of said river, concurrent with the east boundary of Clay County, to a point where a line drawn due west from the mouth of Julington Creek would intersect said western margin of the main channel of the St. Johns River; thence, concurrent with the north boundary of St. Johns County, due east to the mouth of Julington Creek; thence along the thread of said Julington Creek to the south bank of Durbin Creek; thence eastwardly along the south bank of said Durbin Creek to a point where the range line dividing ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east intersects said south bank; thence south on said range line to the southwest corner of township four south, range twenty-eight east; thence east on the township line dividing townships four and five south to the southeast corner of township four south, range twenty-eight east; thence north on twenty-nine east to a point where an extension of the section line between sections eight and seventeen and sections nine and sixteen, township three south, range twenty-nine east, would intersect said section line; thence east on said section line to the Atlantic Ocean; thence northward along the Atlantic coast, including the waters of said ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the point of beginning. Excluding from Duval County the following described parcel of land. Begin at the intersection of the north line of township four south with the easterly right-of-way line of State Road 21, also known as Blanding Boulevard, said east right-of-way line bearing north 00°02′42″ west; thence north 52°48′22″ east 2,239.0 feet; thence north 40°33′35″ west 301.54 feet; thence north 24°10′22″ east 40.18 feet to an intersection with the southerly limited access right-of-way line of State Road 9-A, also known as Interstate 295; thence along the southerly and easterly right-of-way line of said State Road 9-A the following 6 courses; thence south 66°10′44″ east 1,883.20 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave northerly and having a radius of 5,879.578 feet; thence southeasterly 2,592.53 feet along and around said curve through a central angle of 25°15′50″ to the point of tangency of said curve; thence north 88°33′33″ east 3,540.04 feet; thence south 78°13′41″ east 219.09 feet; thence south 61°03′20″ east 233.15 feet; thence south 52°38′29″ east 379.68 feet to an intersection with the northerly line of said township four south; thence departing said right-of-way line, run thence west along said north line of township four south to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Aug. 12, 1822; s. 7, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 5, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, ch. 920, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1039, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1185, 1861; s. 1, ch. 2068, 1875; RS 33; GS 31; RGS 33; CGL 35; s. 2, ch. 76-17; s. 2, ch. 80-9.
7.17 Escambia County.The County of Escambia comprehends all that part of the State of Florida lying to the west and south of a line beginning at the Alabama line where said line crosses the Escambia River; running thence down the thread of said river to Escambia Bay; thence along said bay to Deer Point, at the intersection of Santa Rosa Sound with said bay; thence up said Santa Rosa Sound to a line parallel to and exactly 1 mile west of the range line dividing ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven west, thence south along such parallel line to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico; and the Counties of Escambia and Santa Rosa shall have concurrent jurisdiction of any offenses committed on the waters of Santa Rosa Sound.
History.s. 1, Ord. July 21, 1821; s. 1, Aug. 12, 1822; s. 1, Dec. 9, 1825; s. 8, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, Feb. 18, 1842; RS 11; GS 9; RGS 9; CGL 11; s. 1, ch. 23867, 1947; s. 1, ch. 57-834; s. 1, ch. 83-130; s. 1, ch. 91-310.
7.18 Flagler County.The boundary lines of Flagler County are as follows: Beginning on the township line between townships nine and ten south at a point directly north of Summer Haven; thence southwesterly to the mouth of Pellicer’s Creek; thence westerly along the middle of Pellicer’s Creek to a point where said creek intersects the range line between ranges twenty-nine and thirty east; thence south on said range line to the southeast corner of section thirteen, township ten south, range twenty-nine east; thence west on the south boundary of said section thirteen and other sections to the range line between ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships eleven and twelve south; thence south and easterly through the middle of Crescent Lake crossing Bear Island on a line easterly of and parallel to the west line of section nineteen, township twelve south, range twenty-eight east, said line being ten thousand two hundred eighty feet easterly, measured at right angles from said west line of section nineteen, which line crosses approximately in the center of Bear Island, then continuing south and easterly through the middle of said lake to the mouth of Haw Creek; thence due east to a point where said creek is intersected by the range line between ranges twenty-eight and twenty-nine east; thence south on said range line to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township fourteen south, range twenty-nine east; thence east on the south line of said section nineteen and other sections to the southeast corner of section twenty-two, township fourteen south, range thirty-one east; thence north on the east line of said section twenty-two and other sections to the township line between townships twelve and thirteen south; thence east on said township line to a point where same is intersected by the King’s Road; thence northerly along said King’s Road to a point where the line dividing the Bulow and Ormond Grants intersects said road; thence along the said line between the said two grants in a northeasterly direction across Bulow Creek; thence following a continuance of this line, being the line dividing the lots seven and eight of the subdivision of the Bulow Grant, to the intersection with the Haulover or Smith Creek; thence along said Haulover or Smith Creek to the intersection of the line running east between sections thirty and thirty-one, and twenty-nine and thirty-two, township twelve south, range thirty-two east; thence along said line to the Atlantic Coast; thence northerly along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, including the waters of said ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 7399, 1917; RGS 36; CGL 38; s. 1, ch. 59-488.
7.19 Franklin County.The boundary lines of Franklin County are as follows: Beginning at a point on the Apalachicola River, known as the mouth of Black or Owl Creek; thence northerly up the western bank of said creek to where the same intersects the middle section line of section twenty-six, township five south, range eight west; thence due east on the middle section line to the thread of the Ochlockonee River; thence south and easterly following the thread of said river, and the thread of such channel thereof as may be necessary to include the islands in said river; to a point directly south of the southernmost point of Grass Island; thence along a straight line to the center point of the U.S. 98 (State Road 30) bridge across Ochlockonee Bay; thence east-southeast to a point directly north of the easternmost point of James Island; thence easterly to the boundary line of the State of Florida; thence south and westerly along said boundary line, including the waters of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the Forbes line, produced southerly; thence following the Forbes line to the Jackson River; thence follow the Jackson River until it joins the Apalachicola River; thence northerly along the Apalachicola River to the mouth of the Brothers River; thence follow the Brothers River until it intersects the stream known as Brickyard Cutoff; thence follow Brickyard Cutoff to the Apalachicola River; thence northerly along the thread of said river to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Feb. 8, 1832; s. 1, ch. 412, 1851; s. 1, ch. 3624, 1885; RS 18; GS 16; RGS 18; CGL 20; s. 1, ch. 72-119; s. 1, ch. 86-288.
7.20 Gadsden County.The boundary lines of Gadsden County are as follows: Beginning at a point in the thread of the Apalachicola River where said river is intersected by the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida; thence east on said boundary line to the thread of the Ochlockonee River; thence southerly along the thread of the said Ochlockonee River to a point where the north boundary line of section sixteen, township one south, range four west, intersects said thread of said river; thence due west to the western bank of said river; thence southerly along the western bank of said river to a point where same is intersected by the north line of section twenty, township one south, range four west; thence west to the northwest corner of section nineteen, township one south, range four west; thence north to the southeast corner of section one, township one south, range five west; thence west to the southwest corner of section two, township one south, range five west; thence north to the southeast corner of section twenty-two, township one north, range five west; thence west to the range line between ranges five and six west; thence north on said range line to the southeast corner of township two north, range six west; thence west to the southwest corner of section thirty-five, township two north, range six west; thence north to the northwest corner of said section thirty-five; thence west to the range line between ranges six and seven west; thence north, to the northwest corner of township two north, range six west; thence west to the thread of the Apalachicola River; thence north, following the thread of said river, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, June 24, 1823; s. 4, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 6, Nov. 23, 1828; ss. 1, 2, ch. 413, 1851; s. 1, ch. 1046, 1859; RS 19; GS 17; s. 1, ch. 5966, 1909; RGS 19; CGL 21; s. 1, ch. 16436, 1933.
7.21 Gilchrist County.The boundary lines of Gilchrist County are as follows: Beginning at a point where the range line between ranges sixteen and seventeen east, is intersected by the township line between townships ten and eleven south; thence west on the township line dividing townships ten and eleven south, to the range line dividing ranges fifteen and sixteen east; thence north on said range line to the northeast corner of section thirty-six, township ten south, range fifteen east; thence west to the northwest corner of said section thirty-six; thence north on the section line between sections twenty-five and twenty-six, township ten south, range fifteen east, one half mile, to the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of said section twenty-five; thence due west through the center of section twenty-six and other sections in township ten south, range fifteen east, to the range line dividing ranges fourteen and fifteen east; thence north on said range line one half mile to the northeast corner of section twenty-five, in township ten south, range fourteen east; thence due west on the north boundary line of said section twenty-five and other sections to the thread of the Suwannee River; thence northerly up the thread of the Suwannee River to the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence north and easterly up the thread of the said Santa Fe River to a point where the same is intersected by the range line dividing ranges sixteen and seventeen east; thence south on said range line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 11371, 1925; CGL 78.
17.22 Glades County.The boundary lines of Glades County are as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of township forty south, range twenty-eight east; thence east on township line dividing townships thirty-nine and forty south to the southeast corner of township thirty-nine south, range thirty east; thence north on range line dividing ranges thirty and thirty-one east, to the northwest corner of township thirty-nine south, range thirty-one east; thence east on township line dividing townships thirty-eight and thirty-nine south, to the northeast corner of township thirty-nine south, range thirty-one east; thence north on range line dividing ranges thirty-one and thirty-two east, to the northwest corner of township thirty-eight south, range thirty-two east; thence east on township line dividing townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight south, to the intersection of the same with the Kissimmee River, and the western boundary of Okeechobee County; thence southerly along the thread of the Kissimmee River and the western boundary of Okeechobee County, to the mouth of said Kissimmee River; thence in a southerly direction in a straight course to the southeast corner of section twenty-five, being the northeast corner of section thirty-six, township forty south, range thirty-four east; thence southwesterly in a straight course to a point two miles east of the range line between ranges thirty-three and thirty-four east, on the line between townships forty-two and forty-three south; thence west on the township line dividing townships forty-two and forty-three south, to the southwest corner of section thirty-three, township forty-two south, range twenty-nine east; thence north on the section line to the northwest corner of said section thirty-three; thence west to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section thirty-one, township forty-two south, range twenty-nine east; thence south on the half section line to the township line dividing townships forty-two and forty-three south; thence west on said township line dividing townships forty-two and forty-three south to the southwest corner of township forty-two south, range twenty-eight east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east, concurrent with the eastern boundary of Charlotte County, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 3, ch. 3770, 1887; s. 1, ch. 8513, 1921; s. 1, ch. 10596, 1925; CGL 61; s. 1, ch. 18568, 1937; s. 1, ch. 63-200.
1Note.Section 1, ch. 63-391, enlarged the boundaries of Hendry County to include the territory listed in the second paragraph of s. 7.26. Section 2, ch. 63-391, which was compiled as the third paragraph of s. 7.26, provides that the deletion of territory from Glades County and addition to Hendry County “shall not affect the computation of taxes on or from gasoline made pursuant to law.” Chapter 63-391 did not amend s. 7.22 pertaining to Glades County to revise the property description for that county.
7.221 Glades County, extension of boundary.
(1) The existing boundaries of Glades County, Florida, be, and the same are enlarged and extended so as to comprise and include the following described additional territory now described as follows:

All that portion of the S1/2 of section 32, township 39 south, range 30 east lying east of Federal Highway No. 19 in Highlands County, Florida.

(2) Said territory herein and hereby added to Glades County, Florida, shall, after June 13, 1949, be as much a portion of said Glades County, as if originally incorporated therein.
History.s. 1, ch. 25612, 1949.
7.23 Gulf County.The boundary lines of Gulf County are as follows: Beginning at a point in the Apalachicola River where said river is intersected by the section line between sections twenty-three and twenty-six, township three south, range nine west; thence west on said section line and other section lines across the remainder of ranges nine west and ranges ten and eleven west to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township three south, range eleven west, at the Bay County line; thence south on the range line between ranges eleven and twelve west, concurrent with the eastern boundary of Bay County, to the Gulf of Mexico; thence south and easterly through said gulf, including the waters of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to a point where the Forbes line would intersect said boundary line; thence northeasterly with said line until same crosses the waters of the Apalachicola River; thence northerly up the thread of said river to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 10132, 1925; CGL 75.
7.24 Hamilton County.The boundary lines of Hamilton County are as follows: Beginning in the thread of the Withlacoochee River where the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida intersects said river; thence southerly along the thread of said river to where it joins the thread of the Suwannee River; thence east and northerly following the thread of said Suwannee River where same is intersected by the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida; thence west along said boundary line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 2, Dec. 26, 1827; s. 12, Nov. 23, 1828; RS 27; GS 25; RGS 27; CGL 29.
7.25 Hardee County.The boundary lines of Hardee County are as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of township thirty-three south, range twenty-seven east; thence south on range line dividing ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east, to the southeast corner of section thirteen, township thirty-six south, range twenty-seven east; thence west following the section line to the southwest corner of section eighteen, township thirty-six south, range twenty-three east; thence north on range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east to the northwest corner of township thirty-three south, range twenty-three east; thence east on township line dividing townships thirty-two and thirty-three east, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 3, ch. 3770, 1887; s. 1, ch. 8513, 1921; CGL 59.
17.26 Hendry County.The boundary lines of Hendry County are as follows: Beginning where the north line of township forty-three south, intersects the range line between ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east, at the line between Charlotte and Glades Counties; thence south on said range line to the north line of township forty-six south; thence east on the north line of township forty-six south, to the east line of range thirty east; thence south on said east line of range thirty east, to the north line of township forty-nine south; thence east on said north line of township forty-nine south, to the east line of range thirty-four east, and the west boundary of Broward County; thence north on said east line of range thirty-four east, concurrent with the west boundary of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, to where said east line intersects the south shore of Lake Okeechobee; thence due north on said east line of range thirty-four east, to the northeast corner of section thirty-six, township forty south, range thirty-four east; thence southwesterly in a straight course to a point two miles east of the range line between ranges thirty-three and thirty-four east, on the line between townships forty-two and forty-three south; thence west on the north line of township forty-three south, to the southwest corner of section thirty-three, township forty-two south, range twenty-nine east; thence north on the west line of said section thirty-three to the northwest corner of said section thirty-three; thence west on the north boundary line of sections thirty-two and thirty-one of township forty-two south, range twenty-nine east, to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section thirty-one in said township and range; thence south on the middle section line of said section thirty-one to the north line of township forty-three south; thence west on said township line to the place of beginning.

The existing boundaries of Hendry County are hereby enlarged and extended so as to comprise and include the following described additional territory: Begin on the county line between Hendry and Glades County, on the south line of Section 36, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, at a point 2572.81 feet westerly of the southeast corner of said Section 36, thence from a tangent bearing of north 73 °20′59″ East run northeasterly along a curve concaved to the southeast having a radius of 1196.28 feet through a central angle of 16°37′14″ for a distance of 347.02 feet to the end of curve; thence North 89°58′13″ East 2230.64 feet to east line of Section 36, Township 42 South, Range 29 East; thence North 89°58′13″ East 2563.80 feet; thence North 89°55′43″ East 1170.63 feet; thence North 89°57′23″ East 3029.37 feet; thence North 89°54′53″ East 3900.00 feet; thence North 89°56′53″ East 4114.17 feet; thence North 89°55′53″ East 2612.89 feet; thence North 89°54′08″ East 6272.94 feet; thence North 89°52′53″ East 3411.00 feet; thence South 89°45′26″ East 2789.00 feet; thence South 89°47′46″ East 700.00 feet; thence South 89°45′26″ East 1300.00 feet; thence South 89°53′26″ East 95.20 feet to the east line of Section 36, Township 42 South, Range 30 East, at a point 5259.75 feet south of the northeast corner of said Section 36; thence continue South 89°53′26″ East 3340.50 feet; thence South 89°56′11″ East 4664.30 feet; thence South 89°57′11″ East 1500.00 feet; thence South 89°59′31″ East 2000.00 feet; thence South 89°57′11″ East 1064.05 feet; thence South 89°58′11″ East 2493.95 feet; thence North 89°53′49″ East 4142.00 feet; thence North 89°55′09″ East 2234.94 feet to the east line of Section 34, Township 42 South, Range 31 East, at a point 5229.50 feet South of the northeast corner of said Section 34; thence continue North 89°55′09″ East 5.38 feet; thence South 89°43′31″ East 3859.68 feet; thence South 89°41′51″ East 1390.84 feet to the west line of Section 36, Township 42 South, Range 31 East, at a point 5251.30 feet south of the northwest corner of said Section 36; thence continue South 89°41′51″ East 5083.59 feet to beginning of curve concaved to the southwest having a radius of 1196.28 feet and a central angle of 18°05′19″; thence southeasterly along said curve a distance of 377.67 feet to its intersection with the south line of Section 36, Township 42 South, Range 31 East on the county line between Glades and Hendry Counties.

Such deletion from Glades County and addition to Hendry County shall not affect the computation of taxes on or from gasoline made pursuant to law.

History.s. 1, ch. 9360, 1923; s. 1, ch. 10090, 1925; CGL 72, 73; s. 1, ch. 18568, 1937; s. 7, ch. 22858, 1945; s. 2, ch. 63-200; ss. 1, 2, ch. 63-391.
1Note.Section 1, ch. 63-391, enlarged the boundaries of Hendry County to include the territory listed in the second paragraph of s. 7.26. Section 2, ch. 63-391, which was compiled as the third paragraph of s. 7.26, provides that the deletion of territory from Glades County and addition to Hendry County “shall not affect the computation of taxes on or from gasoline made pursuant to law.” Chapter 63-391 did not amend s. 7.22 pertaining to Glades County to revise the property description for that county.
7.27 Hernando County.The boundary lines of Hernando County are as follows: Beginning at a point on the Withlacoochee River where the same is intersected by the section line dividing sections twelve and thirteen, township twenty-one south, range twenty east; thence southeasterly along the thread of said river to the juncture therewith of the Little Withlacoochee River; thence southeasterly along the thread of said Little Withlacoochee River to the head of same; thence east to the range line between ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line to the line dividing sections twenty-four and thirteen, township twenty-three south, range twenty-two east; thence west on said section line and other section lines to the line between ranges twenty and twenty-one east; thence south on said range line to the line dividing townships twenty-three and twenty-four south; thence west on said township line to the Gulf of Mexico; thence northerly, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the township line dividing townships twenty and twenty-one south; thence east, concurrent with the south boundary line of Citrus County, on said township line to where same is intersected by the section line dividing sections four and five, township twenty-one south, range nineteen east; thence south on said section line and other section lines to the southwest corner of section nine, township twenty-one south, range nineteen east; thence east on the south line of said section nine and other sections to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 107, 1847; s. 1, ch. 415, 1850; s. 1, ch. 3471, 1883; ss. 1, 8, ch. 3772, 1887; RS 45; GS 43; RGS 47; CGL 49.
7.28 Highlands County.The boundary lines of Highlands County are as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of township thirty-three south, range twenty-eight east; thence east on township line dividing townships thirty-two and thirty-three south, to the intersection of same with the Kissimmee River; thence southerly along the thread of said river and bordering Okeechobee County, to the intersection of the township line dividing townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight south with said river and boundary; thence west on said township line to the southwest corner of township thirty-seven south, range thirty-two east; thence south on range line dividing ranges thirty-one and thirty-two east to the southwest corner of township thirty-eight south, range thirty-two east; thence west on the township line dividing townships thirty-eight and thirty-nine south to the northwest corner of township thirty-nine south, range thirty-one east; thence south, on the range line dividing ranges thirty and thirty-one east, to the southwest corner of township thirty-nine south, range thirty-one east; thence west on the township line dividing townships thirty-nine and forty south, to the northwest corner of township forty south, range twenty-eight east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east to the place of beginning.
History.s. 3, ch. 3770, 1887; s. 1, ch. 8513, 1921; CGL 60.
7.29 Hillsborough County.The boundary lines of Hillsborough County are as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of section one in township twenty-seven south, range sixteen east; thence east on the north line of township twenty-seven south to the line between ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line to the line between townships thirty-two and thirty-three south; thence west on said township line to the south bank of Tampa bay; thence in a direct line to a point midway between Egmont and Passage Keys in the Gulf of Mexico; thence westerly to the boundary of the State of Florida; thence northerly on the boundary of the State of Florida to a point in the Gulf of Mexico due west of the northern shore of Mullet Key; thence due east to a point one hundred yards due west of the northernmost shore of Mullet Key; thence in a line one hundred yards from the shore line around the southern portion of Mullet Key to a point one hundred yards due east of the easternmost shore of Mullet Key; thence due north to a point due east of the northernmost shore of Mullet Key; thence due east to the middle waters of Tampa Bay; thence in a northerly direction through the middle waters of Tampa Bay and Old Tampa Bay to a point where the range line between ranges sixteen and seventeen east strikes said shore; thence north on said range line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Jan. 25, 1834; ss. 1, 2, ch. 107, 1847; s. 2, ch. 1201, 1861; s. 1, ch. 1622, 1866; ss. 4, 6, ch. 1998, 1874; RS 47; GS 45; s. 1, ch. 6247, 1911; RGS 49; CGL 51; s. 1, ch. 19058, 1939.
7.30 Holmes County.The boundary lines of Holmes County are as follows: Beginning on the Alabama state line where it is intersected by the line dividing centrally range eighteen, west: thence south on the section lines to the line dividing townships two and three, north, in range eighteen, west; thence east on said township line to the thread of the Choctawhatchee River; thence up the thread of said river to a point where said river is intersected by the township line between townships four and five north; thence east on said township line to the northwest corner of section four, township four north, range fifteen west; thence south one mile on section line to the southwest corner of section four, township four north, range fifteen west; thence east one mile to the southeast corner of section four, township four north, range fifteen west; thence south on section lines two miles to the southwest corner of section fifteen, township four north, range fifteen west; thence east on section lines to the thread of Holmes Creek; thence northward up the thread of Holmes Creek to a point where said creek crosses the Alabama line; thence west on said state line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 176, 1848; RS 14; GS 12; s. 2, ch. 6935, 1915; RGS 13; CGL 15.
7.31 Indian River County.The boundary lines of Indian River County are as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of township thirty-one south, of range thirty-five east; thence east on the line dividing the townships thirty and thirty-one south, to the point where said line intersects the thread of the south fork of the St. Sebastian River; thence northerly down the thread of said stream to the main stream of the St. Sebastian River; thence down the thread of the St. Sebastian River to its confluence with the Indian River; thence east to the intersection with the southwesterly extension of the centerline of the approach channel to the Sebastian Inlet from the Indian River; thence northeasterly along said centerline and continue northeasterly and easterly along the centerline of the Sebastian Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean; thence southward along the Atlantic coast, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida to the township line between townships thirty-three and thirty-four south; thence west on said township line to range line dividing ranges thirty-five and thirty-six east; thence north between ranges thirty-five and thirty-six east to the northeast corner of section one, township thirty-three south, range thirty-five east; thence west on township line dividing townships thirty-two and thirty-three south, range thirty-five east to the range line dividing ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east; thence north on said range line to the northwest corner of township thirty-one south, range thirty-five east, being the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 10148, 1925; CGL 76; s. 2, ch. 59-486; s. 1, ch. 91-39.
7.32 Jackson County.The boundary lines of Jackson County are as follows: Beginning at the point where the state line between the State of Florida and the State of Alabama crosses Holmes Creek; thence southerly down the thread of said creek to the section line in the middle of township five north, range fourteen west; thence east on the section line to the northeast corner of section twenty-four, township five north, range thirteen west; thence south on range line between ranges twelve and thirteen west, to the township line between townships four and five north; thence east on said township line to the middle of range twelve west; thence south on the middle of said range to the middle of township two north, range twelve west; thence east on the middle of township two north, to the thread of the Chipola River; thence northerly up the thread of the Chipola River to the northern boundary line of said township two; thence east on the northern boundary line of township two north, to the thread of the Apalachicola River; thence northward up the thread of said river and the Chattahoochee River to the Alabama line; and thence westward along said state line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Aug. 12, 1822; s. 3, Dec. 9, 1825; s. 1, Oct. 29, 1828; s. 1, ch. 180, 1847; s. 1, ch. 1954, 1873; s. 1, ch. 2061, 1875; RS 16; s. 1, ch. 4296, 1893; s. 1, ch. 4576, 1897; GS 14; s. 1, ch. 6935, 1915; RGS 16; CGL 18.
7.33 Jefferson County.The boundary lines of Jefferson County are as follows: Beginning at the point on the Gulf of Mexico where the line between ranges two and three east strikes said gulf; thence north on said line to the base parallel line; thence in a direction northeast to the point where the sections twenty-one, and twenty-eight and twenty-nine of township one north, range three east, corner; thence north on the section line dividing sections twenty and twenty-one and other sections of township one north, range three east, to township line dividing townships one and two north, range three east; thence east on said township line to the waters of the Miccosukee; thence up Lake Miccosukee to the south boundary of township three north, range three east; thence on said township line to the east line of section thirty-four in said township three north, range three east; thence north on the east line of section thirty-four and other sections in said township and said range to the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida; thence east along said boundary line to the northwest corner of lot number one hundred eighty, township three north, range seven east, or the west boundary of Madison County; thence south to the southwest corner of said lot number one hundred eighty; thence east on the south boundary of said lot number one hundred eighty to the northeast corner of section twenty-seven, township three north, range seven east; thence due south to the southeast corner of section ten, township two north, range seven east; thence due west to the southwest corner of the said section ten; thence due south to the southeast corner of section sixteen, township two north, range seven east; thence due west to the southwest corner of said section sixteen; thence due south to the southeast corner of section twenty, township two north, range seven east; thence due west to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township two north, range seven east; thence due south to the southeast corner of section twenty-five, township two north, range six east; thence due west to the southwest corner of section twenty-six, township two north, range six east; thence due south to the southwest corner of section thirty-five, township two north, range six east; thence due west to the thread of the Big Aucilla River; thence southerly along the thread of said river, concurrent with the west boundary of Madison and Taylor Counties, to the mouth of said Big Aucilla River; thence westerly through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Jan. 20, 1827; s. 13, Nov. 23, 1828; Nov. 14, 1829; s. 1, Feb. 13, 1831; s. 1, ch. 3176, 1879; s. 1, ch. 3304, 1881; RS 23; GS 21; RGS 23; CGL 25.
7.34 Lafayette County.The boundary lines of Lafayette County are as follows: Beginning at a point where township line between townships seven and eight south intersects and crosses the Suwannee River; thence west on said township line to the southeast corner of section thirty-one, township seven south, range ten east; thence north on the east line of said section thirty-one and other sections to the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of section seven, township seven south, range ten east; thence due west to the range line dividing ranges nine and ten east; thence north on said range line to the northwest corner of township three south, range ten east; thence east on the township line dividing townships two and three south, to where same intersects the Suwannee River; thence southerly following the thread of said river to the place of beginning.
History.s. 2, ch. 806, 1856; s. 1, ch. 921, 1858; ch. 3470, 1883; ch. 3625, 1885; s. 1, ch. 3766, 1887; RS 26; GS 24; s. 1, ch. 6246, 1911; RGS 26; s. 1, ch. 8514, 1921; CGL 28.
7.35 Lake County.The boundary lines of Lake County are as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the range line dividing ranges twenty-three and twenty-four east with the township line dividing townships twenty-four and twenty-five south; thence east on said township line to the range line dividing ranges twenty-four and twenty-five east; thence north on said range line to the section line dividing sections thirty and thirty-one, in township twenty-four south, range twenty-five east; thence east on the north line of sections thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three and thirty-four in said township twenty-four south, range twenty-five east, to the northeast corner of said section thirty-four; thence south on the east line of said section thirty-four to the township line dividing townships twenty-four and twenty-five south; thence east on said township line to the range line dividing ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven east; thence north to the south shore of Lake Apopka; thence north across the waters of Lake Apopka, taking in all islands and peninsulas along the west shore of said lake to the north shore of Lake Apopka where it is intersected by the range line dividing ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven east; thence north on said range line to the township line dividing townships nineteen and twenty south; thence east on said township line to the Wekiva River; thence north along the thread of the said Wekiva River to the St. Johns River; thence in a northerly and northwesterly direction through the thread of the St. Johns River to the southwest shore of Lake George; thence north along the west shore of Lake George to the range line dividing ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven east; thence south on said range line to the township line dividing townships seventeen and eighteen south; thence west on the said township line to the range line dividing ranges twenty-three and twenty-four east; thence south on the said range line to the place of beginning; and all of township twenty south, of range twenty-seven east, bounded on the south and east by the waters of Lake Beauclaire, shall be and are declared to be a part of the territory of Lake County.
History.s. 1, ch. 3771, 1887; s. 1, ch. 3944, 1889; s. 1, ch. 4066, 1891; RS 42; GS 40; RGS 44; CGL 46.
7.36 Lee County.The boundary lines of Lee County are as follows: Beginning where the north line of township forty-three south, intersects the range line between ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east, at the line between Charlotte and Glades Counties; thence west on said township line to the Gulf of Mexico; thence southerly along said gulf, including all islands and the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the north line of township forty-eight south, extended westward; thence east on said township line to the northwest corner of section four, township forty-eight south, range twenty-five east; thence south to the northwest corner of section nine of said township and range; thence east on the north boundary of said section nine and other sections to the eastern boundary of range twenty-six east; thence north on said range line to the northwest corner of township forty-seven south, range twenty-seven east; thence east on the north line of township forty-seven south, to the east line of range twenty-seven east; thence north on said range line to the place of beginning.
History.ss. 1, 5, ch. 1998, 1874; s. 1, ch. 3769, ss. 2, 3, ch. 3770, 1887; RS 54; GS 52; RGS 61; ss. 1, chs. 9360, 9362, 1923; CGL 67.
7.37 Leon County.The boundary lines of Leon County are as follows: Beginning at a point where the range line between ranges two and three east leaves the Wakulla line at the northeast corner of Wakulla County, and the southeast corner of section twenty-five, township two south, range two east; thence north on said range line to the base parallel; thence in a direction northeast to the point where sections twenty-one, twenty-eight and twenty-nine of township one north, range three east, corner; thence north to where the township line between townships one and two north of range three east, is intersected; thence east on said line to the waters of the Miccosukee; thence up Lake Miccosukee to the south boundary line of township three north, range three east; thence on said township line to the line of section thirty-four in said township three; thence due north on the east line of section thirty-four and other sections in said township to the Georgia line; thence west along the Georgia line to where same intersects the thread of the stream of the Ochlockonee River; thence, concurrent with the east boundary line of Gadsden County, southerly along the thread of the stream of the said Ochlockonee River to where the north boundary line of section sixteen in township one south, range four west, intersects said thread of the stream of said Ochlockonee River; thence west to the west bank of said Ochlockonee River; thence southerly along the west bank of the Ochlockonee River to a point where same is intersected by the north line of section twenty, township one south, range four west; thence, concurrent with the east boundary line of Liberty County, southerly along the west bank of said Ochlockonee River to a point where same is intersected by the middle township line of township two south; thence east, concurrent with the north boundary line of Wakulla County, on said middle township line across ranges five, four, three, two, one, west and range one east, to the railroad leading from Tallahassee to St. Marks; thence south along said railroad two sections to the south boundary of section twenty-eight, township two south, range one east; thence east on said south boundary and the south boundary of other sections across ranges one and two east, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 5, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 14, Nov. 23, 1828; Nov. 14, 1829; ss. 1, 2, Feb. 13, 1831; s. 1, ch. 288, 1849; s. 1, ch. 414, 1851; s. 1, ch. 3176, 1879; s. 1, ch. 3304, 1881; RS 21; GS 19; RGS 21; CGL 23; s. 1, ch. 16436, 1933.
7.38 Levy County.The boundary lines of Levy County are as follows: Beginning at the mouth of the most southern outlet of the Big Withlacoochee River, running in an eastwardly direction, including all the islands in the mouth of said river, along the thread of said river to where the range line dividing ranges seventeen and eighteen east intersects said river; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships fourteen and fifteen south; thence east on said township line to the middle line of township fourteen south, range nineteen east; thence north on said middle line to the township line between townships eleven and twelve south; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges seventeen and eighteen east; thence north on said range line to the northeast corner of section thirteen, township eleven south, range seventeen east; thence west on the north line of said section thirteen and other sections to the range line between ranges sixteen and seventeen east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships ten and eleven south; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges fifteen and sixteen east; thence north on said range line to the northeast corner of section thirty-six, township ten south, range fifteen east; thence west on the north boundary of said section thirty-six to the northwest corner of said section thirty-six, thence north one half mile to the middle line of section twenty-six, township ten south, range fifteen east; thence west on the middle line of said section twenty-six and other sections to the range line between ranges fourteen and fifteen east; thence north to the northeast corner of section twenty-five, township ten south, range fourteen east; thence west on the north line of said section twenty-five and other sections to the thread of the Suwannee River; thence southerly along the thread of the main stream of said river to its mouth; thence south and easterly along the Gulf of Mexico, including all the islands, keys, and the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, Mar. 10, 1845; s. 1, ch. 106, 1846; s. 1, ch. 3060, 1877; RS 37; GS 35; s. 1, ch. 6243, 1911; s. 1, ch. 6509, 1913; RGS 38; s. 1, ch. 10778, 1925; CGL 40; s. 2, ch. 94-313.
7.39 Liberty County.The boundary lines of Liberty County are as follows: Beginning on the Apalachicola River where the township line dividing townships two and three north intersects said river; thence southerly along the thread of said river to Black or Owl Creek; thence northerly along the western bank of said creek to where same is intersected by the middle section line of section twenty-six, township five south, range eight west; thence due east on the middle section lines to the thread of the Ochlockonee River; thence northwesterly along the thread of said river to a point where the north boundary line of section twenty, township one south, range four west, intersects said river; thence west to the northwest corner of section nineteen, township one south, range four west; thence north to the southeast corner of section one, township one south, range five west; thence west to the southwest corner of section two, township one south, range five west; thence north to the southeast corner of section twenty-two, township one north, range five west; thence west to the range line between ranges five and six west; thence north on said range line to the southeast corner of township two north, range six west; thence west to the southwest corner of section thirty-five, township two north, range six west; thence north to the northwest corner of said section thirty-five; thence west to the range line between ranges six and seven west; thence north to the northwest corner of township two north, range six west; thence west to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 771, 1855; s. 1, ch. 949, 1858; ss. 1, 2, ch. 1046, 1859; s. 1, ch. 3624, 1885; RS 20; GS 18; s. 2, ch. 5966, 1909; RGS 20; CGL 22.
7.40 Madison County.The boundary lines of Madison County are as follows: Beginning at the point where the west boundary line of lot number one hundred forty-three of fifteenth district Georgia fractions intersects with the Georgia state line and run thence due south along the west boundary line of lots numbers one hundred forty-three and one hundred eighty to the southwest corner of lot one hundred eighty; thence easterly along the south line of lot number one hundred eighty to the east line of section twenty-seven, township three north, range seven east; thence due south to the southeast corner of section ten, township two north, range seven east; thence due west to the southwest corner of said section ten; thence due south to the southeast corner of section sixteen, township two north, range seven east; thence due west to the southwest corner of said section sixteen; thence due south to the southeast corner of section twenty, township two north, range seven east; thence due west to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township two north, range seven east; thence due south to the southeast corner of section twenty-five, township two north, range six east; thence due west to the southwest corner of section twenty-six, township two north, range six east; thence due south to the southwest corner of section thirty-five, township two north, range six east; thence due west to the thread of the Big Aucilla river; thence southerly along the thread of said river to the middle line of township two south, range five east, or the north boundary line of Taylor County; thence east, concurrent with the north boundary line of Taylor County, on said middle township line to the range line dividing ranges eight and nine east; thence south on said range line to the township line dividing townships two and three south; thence east on said township line to the range line dividing ranges nine and ten east, or the northwest corner of Lafayette County; thence east, concurrent with the north boundary line of Lafayette County, on said township line to the thread of the Suwannee River; thence north and easterly, concurrent with the west boundary line of Suwannee County, along the thread of said Suwannee River to where it joins the thread of the Withlacoochee River; thence northerly, concurrent with the west boundary line of Hamilton County, along the thread of the said Withlacoochee River to the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida; thence west along said boundary line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Dec. 26, 1827; s. 11, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, Feb. 5, 1844; s. 1, ch. 806, 1856; RS 24; GS 22; RGS 24; s. 1, ch. 9361, 1923; CGL 26.
7.41 Manatee County.The boundary lines of Manatee County are as follows: Beginning on the south bank of Tampa Bay where the line between townships thirty-two and thirty-three south strikes said bay; thence east on said township line to where same is intersected by the line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line, known as the Washington line, to the southeast corner of township thirty-seven south, range twenty-two east; thence west on the township line between townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight south to the southwest corner of township thirty-seven south, range twenty-one east; thence north on the range line between ranges twenty and twenty-one east to the southeast corner of township thirty-five south, range twenty east; thence west on the township line between townships thirty-five and thirty-six south to the Gulf of Mexico; thence northward along the said gulf, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to a point midway between Egmont and Passage Keys; thence in a direct line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 628, 1855; s. 4, ch. 1998, 1874; s. 1, ch. 3062, 1877; s. 2, ch. 3770, 1887; RS 51; GS 49; RGS 56; s. 1, ch. 8515, 1921; CGL 58.
7.42 Marion County.The boundary lines of Marion County are as follows: Beginning in the thread of the Withlacoochee River, at the range line dividing ranges seventeen and eighteen east; thence north to the township line dividing townships fourteen and fifteen south; thence east on said township line to the middle of township fourteen south, range nineteen east; thence north to the line dividing townships eleven and twelve south; thence east on said township line to Orange Lake; thence down said lake along its southern margin to Orange Creek; thence northerly and easterly down the thread of said creek to its junction with the Oklawaha River; thence northeasterly down the south side of the Oklawaha River at low-water mark to a point on the south side of the Oklawaha River at low-water mark, where the range line dividing ranges twenty-four and twenty-five east in township eleven south, crosses said river; thence south on said range line to where it intersects the township line dividing townships eleven and twelve south; thence east on said township line to where it intersects the section line dividing sections two and three, in township twelve south, of range twenty-five east; thence south on said section line and other section lines to the southwest corner of section twenty-three of said township twelve south, of range twenty-five east; thence east on the section line dividing sections twenty-three and twenty-six and other section lines to the range line dividing ranges twenty-five and twenty-six east; thence south on said range line to the southwest corner of section seven, township thirteen south, range twenty-six east; thence east on the section line dividing sections seven and eighteen, township thirteen south, range twenty-six east, and other section lines to the west shore of Lake George; thence southwardly along the shore of Lake George to the mouth of Sulphur Spring; thence along the western bank of Lake George until it arrives at range line dividing ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven east; thence south on said range line to township line dividing townships seventeen and eighteen south; thence due west on the said township line to the thread of the Withlacoochee River; thence northwesterly down the thread of said last mentioned river to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Mar. 14, 1844; s. 1, ch. 106, 1846; s. 1, ch. 548, 1853; s. 1, ch. 923, 1859; s. 1, ch. 3060, 1877; s. 1, ch. 3767, 1887; RS 39; GS 37; RGS 40; CGL 42.
17.43 Martin County.The boundary lines of Martin County are as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of township thirty-eight south, range thirty-seven east; thence east, concurrent with the south boundary line of St. Lucie County, to the southwest corner of section thirty-one, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east; thence north on the west line of said section thirty-one and section thirty, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east, 6,459 feet to a point lying within the water body of the north fork of the St. Lucie River; thence departing said line within the north fork of the St. Lucie River a bearing direction (State Plane Coordinate System, Florida East Zone) of 41 degrees north, 4 minutes west, a distance of 6,155 feet, more or less, to a point lying within the water body of the north fork of the St. Lucie River; thence departing said point a bearing direction (State Plane Coordinate System, Florida East Zone) of 45 degrees north, 16 minutes east, a distance of 2,355 feet, more or less, to a point intersecting with the north shore of the north fork of the St. Lucie River and the west edge of the Howard Creek as concurrent with the City of Port St. Lucie municipal boundary limits; thence departing said intersecting shore and edge lines following along the City of Port St. Lucie municipal boundary line north along the west edge of Howard Creek to the south line of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence east along said south line of the northeast quarter to the intersection of the east 924.15 feet of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence north along said east 924.15-foot line of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east, to the intersection of the north line of the south 508.15 feet of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence east along said south 508.15-foot line of the northeast quarter of said section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east, to an intersection with the west line of township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east, also being the existing Martin County boundary line; thence north concurrent with the Martin County boundary line, along the west line of sections nineteen and eighteen, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east, to the northwest corner of section eighteen, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east; thence east on the north line of said section eighteen and other sections to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean; thence easterly to the eastern boundary of the State of Florida; thence southward along the coast, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the south line of section twenty, township forty south, range forty-three east, produced easterly; thence west on the south line of said section twenty, and other sections, to the southwest corner of section twenty-two, township forty south, range forty-two east; thence south on the east line of section twenty-eight, township forty south, range forty-two east, to the southeast corner of said section twenty-eight; thence west on the south line of said section twenty-eight and other sections to the east shore of Lake Okeechobee; thence continue west in a straight course to the northeast corner of section thirty-six, township forty south, range thirty-four east, being the southwest corner of section thirty, township forty south, range thirty-five east; thence northeasterly in a straight course to the line of normal water level on the boundary of Lake Okeechobee at its intersection with the line dividing ranges thirty-six and thirty-seven east, township thirty-eight south; thence north on said range line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 10180, 1925; CGL 77; s. 3, ch. 63-200; s. 1, ch. 2012-45.
1Note.Section 4, ch. 2012-45, as amended by s. 13, ch. 2013-72, provides that “[t]he governing bodies of St. Lucie County and Martin County shall enter into an interlocal agreement by May 1, 2013, which must provide a financially feasible plan for transfer of services, personnel, and public infrastructure from St. Lucie County to Martin County. The agreement must include compensation for the value of infrastructure investments by St. Lucie County in the transferred property minus depreciation, if any. Effective July 1, 2013, the total tax and assessment revenue that would have been generated in fiscal year 2013-2014 by all St. Lucie County taxing authorities levying taxes or assessments within the area transferred to Martin County, except for taxes levied by school districts, less 10 percent shall be transmitted to St. Lucie County for distribution to the county and all other affected taxing authorities. Thereafter, through fiscal year 2022-2023, the tax and assessment revenue amount that would have been generated by all St. Lucie County taxing authorities levying taxes or assessments in the transferred area for fiscal year 2013-2014 shall serve as the base amount of tax and assessment revenue for further annual reductions of 10 percent of the base amount before annual distributions to the St. Lucie County through fiscal year 2022-2023. However, for any fiscal year through fiscal year 2022-2023, if the total taxes and assessments collected within the transferred area exceed the base amount by more than 3 percent, St. Lucie County shall receive the same percentage distribution from the tax and assessment revenue that exceeds the base amount by more than 3 percent as they will receive from the base amount. All distributions to St. Lucie County shall occur within 30 days after the beginning of each calendar year.”
7.44 Monroe County.So much of the State of Florida as is situated south of the County of Collier and west or south of the County of Miami-Dade, constitutes the County of Monroe.
History.s. 1, July 3, 1823; s. 1, ch. 922, 1858; s. 2, ch. 1592, 1866; ss. 1, 5, ch. 1998, 1874; s. 1, ch. 8769, 1887; RS 55; GS 53; RGS 62; CGL 68; s. 3, ch. 2008-4.
7.45 Nassau County.The boundary lines of Nassau County are as follows: Beginning at the mouth of the Nassau River; thence northwesterly up the thread of the main stream of said river to the run of Thomas Swamp; thence southwesterly up the run of said swamp to where it would intersect the prolongation of a line drawn from the southwest corner of township one north, of range twenty-five east, to the southwest corner of township two south, of range twenty-three east; thence on said last mentioned line in a southwesterly direction to where its extension would intersect the range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east and the eastern boundary of Baker County, all concurrent with the north boundary of Duval County; thence north on said range line and said eastern boundary of Baker County to the St. Marys River and the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida; thence north and easterly along the said river, concurrent with the said boundary line of the States of Georgia and Florida to the Atlantic Ocean; thence southerly, including the waters of said ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 8, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 8, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, Mar. 15, 1844; s. 3, ch. 895, 1858; s. 1, ch. 920, 1858; s. 1, ch. 1185, 1861; RS 32; GS 30; s. 1, ch. 6244, 1911; RGS 32; CGL 34.
7.46 Okaloosa County.The boundary lines of Okaloosa County are as follows: Beginning on the Alabama state line where same is intersected by range line dividing ranges twenty-five and twenty-six west; thence east on said state line to the intersection of said state line with the range line dividing ranges twenty-one and twenty-two west; thence south on said range line to the Gulf of Mexico; thence in a westerly direction following the meanderings of said gulf, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the line dividing ranges twenty-five and twenty-six west; thence north on said range line to the place of beginning; provided that the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa shall have concurrent jurisdiction of any offenses committed on the waters of Santa Rosa Sound.
History.s. 1, ch. 6937, 1915; RGS 12; CGL 14; s. 2, ch. 23867, 1947.
7.47 Okeechobee County.The boundary lines of Okeechobee County are as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of section one, township thirty-four south, range thirty-six east; thence west six miles to the northwest corner of township thirty-four south, range thirty-six east; thence north to the northeast corner of township thirty-three south, range thirty-five east; thence west on the line dividing townships thirty-two and thirty-three south, to the Kissimmee River; thence in a southerly direction along the thread of the Kissimmee River to the normal water level on the boundary of Lake Okeechobee; thence southerly in a straight course to the southeast corner of section twenty-five, being the northeast corner of section thirty-six, township forty south, range thirty-four east; thence northeasterly in a straight course to the line of normal water level on the boundary of Lake Okeechobee at its intersection with the line dividing ranges thirty-six and thirty-seven east, township thirty-eight south, thence north between ranges thirty-six and thirty-seven east to the point of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 7401, 1917; RGS 55; CGL 57; s. 4, ch. 63-200.
7.48 Orange County.The boundary lines of Orange County are as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the range line dividing ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven east, with the township line dividing townships twenty-four and twenty-five south; thence north to the waters of Lake Apopka; thence north across the waters of Lake Apopka and along the eastern boundary of Lake County to the north shore of Lake Apopka where it is intersected by the range line dividing ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven; thence north on said range line to the township line dividing townships nineteen and twenty south; thence east on said township line to Wekiva River; thence through the thread of the Wekiva River in a southerly direction to the northwest corner of section thirty-one, township twenty south, range twenty-nine east; thence south on the range line between ranges twenty-eight and twenty-nine east, to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township twenty-one south, range twenty-nine east; thence east to the southeast corner of section twenty, township twenty-one south, range thirty east; thence south to the township line between townships twenty-one and twenty-two south, range thirty east; thence east on said township line to the thread of the St. Johns river; thence southerly down the thread of the said river to the northeast corner of township twenty-five south, range thirty-four east; thence west on said township line to the place of beginning; provided that all of township twenty south, range twenty-seven east, bounded on the south and east by the waters of Lake Beauclaire shall be and are declared to be a part of the territory of Lake County.
History.s. 10, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 4, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, Jan. 30, 1845; s. 1, ch. 548, 1853; s. 1, ch. 1764, 1870; s. 1, ch. 1895, 1872; s. 2, ch. 3177, 1879; s. 1, ch. 3768, 1887; s. 1, ch. 3771, 1887; s. 1, ch. 3944, 1889; RS 41; GS 39; s. 1, ch. 6511, 1913; RGS 42; CGL 44; s. 1, ch. 61-483.
7.49 Osceola County.The boundaries of Osceola County are as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of township twenty-five south, range twenty-seven east; thence east on said township line to the northeast corner of township twenty-five south, range thirty-four east; thence south on the range line dividing ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east, to the line dividing townships thirty-two and thirty-three south; thence west 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; run 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; run 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 dividing 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 along township line to the point where the dividing line between ranges twenty-six and twenty-seven east intersects the line dividing townships twenty-five and twenty-six south; run thence north on the range line to the point 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. 2, ch. 1998, 1874; s. 2, ch. 3177, 1879; s. 1, ch. 3768, 1887; RS 49; GS 47; s. 1, ch. 7401, 1917; RGS 52; CGL 54; s. 1, ch. 67-592; ss. 27, 35, ch. 69-106.
7.50 Palm Beach County.The boundary lines of Palm Beach County are as follows: Beginning on the east boundary of Florida at a point where the south boundary of township forty-seven south, of range forty-three east, produced easterly would intersect the same; thence westerly on said township line to its intersection with the axis or center line of the Hillsborough State Drainage Canal as at present located and constructed; thence westerly along the center line of said canal to its intersection with the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one east; thence south on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one, township forty-seven south, to the northeast corner of section twenty-five of township forty-seven south, range forty east; thence due west on the north boundary of the sections numbered from twenty-five to thirty, inclusive, of townships forty-seven south, ranges thirty-seven to forty east, inclusive, as the same have been surveyed or may hereafter be surveyed by the authority of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, to the northwest corner of section thirty, township forty-seven south, range thirty-seven east; thence continuing due west to the range line between ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east, and the east boundary of Hendry County; thence north on said range line, concurrent with the east boundary of Hendry County, to the south shore of Lake Okeechobee; thence continuing north on said range line to the northeast corner of section thirty-six, township forty south, range thirty-four east; thence easterly parallel to and one mile north from the township line dividing townships forty and forty-one south to where the south boundary of section twenty-six, township forty south, range thirty-seven east intersects the normal water level on the boundary of Lake Okeechobee; thence east on the south boundary line of said section twenty-six and other sections across ranges thirty-seven, thirty-eight and thirty-nine, forty, forty-one and forty-two east, to the east line of section twenty-eight, township forty south, range forty-two east; thence north on said east section line to the north line of said section twenty-eight; thence east on the section line between sections twenty-two and twenty-seven of township forty south, range forty-two east, and other sections to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean; thence easterly to the eastern boundary of Florida; thence southward along the coast, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 5970, 1909; s. 1, ch. 6934, 1915; s. 1, ch. 7401, 1917; RGS 59; s. 1, ch. 10090, 1925; s. 1, ch. 10180, 1925; s. 1, ch. 10596, 1925; CGL 65, 73; s. 5, ch. 63-200; ss. 27, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 2, ch. 2007-222.
7.51 Pasco County.The boundary lines of Pasco County are as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the section line between sections thirty-three and thirty-four of township twenty-six south, of range twenty-two east, with the township line between townships twenty-six and twenty-seven south, of range twenty-two east; thence north along the section lines to the line dividing sections three and four of said township and to the township line dividing townships twenty-five and twenty-six; thence east on said township line to the range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence north on said range line to the line dividing sections twenty-four and thirteen of township twenty-three south, of range twenty-two east; thence west to the line dividing ranges twenty and twenty-one east; thence south to the line dividing townships twenty-three and twenty-four south; thence west on said line to the Gulf of Mexico; thence southerly along the gulf coast, including islands and the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the north line of Pinellas County, the township line dividing townships twenty-six and twenty-seven south; thence east on said line to the place of beginning.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 107, 1847; s. 1, ch. 415, 1850; s. 1, ch. 3471, 1883; s. 8, ch. 3772, 1887; RS 46; GS 44; RGS 48; CGL 50; s. 1, ch. 25440, 1949.
7.52 Pinellas County.The boundary lines of Pinellas County are as follows: Beginning at a point where the line dividing townships twenty-six and twenty-seven south if projected in a westerly direction intersects with the western boundary of the jurisdictional waters of the State of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico; thence east on said line to the northeast corner of section one in township twenty-seven south, range sixteen east; thence south to the shore of old Tampa Bay; thence in a southerly direction through the middle waters of old Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay, to a point in Tampa Bay due east of the north shore of Mullet Key; thence due west to a point due north of a point 100 yards due east from the easternmost point of Mullet Key; thence in a line 100 yards from the shoreline around the southern portion of Mullet Key to a point 100 yards west of the northernmost shore of Mullet Key; thence west to a point where such line intersects the western boundary of the jurisdictional waters of the State of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico and northward, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to point of beginning; provided however that nothing herein contained shall now or at any time hereafter in any manner whatsoever repeal, amend, change or disturb in any manner whatsoever the apportionment, allotment, allocation, basis of computation, or other formula wherein and whereby the participation in the gas tax by both counties hereto under and by virtue of ss. 206.41 and 206.47 or any law hereafter enacted, is changed so that Hillsborough County would receive a lesser amount and Pinellas County would receive a greater amount of such gas funds or tax by reason of the change of the boundary line herein authorized.
History.s. 1, ch. 6247, 1911; RGS 50; CGL 52; s. 1, ch. 19058, 1939; s. 1, ch. 67-601; ss. 1, 2, ch. 70-995.
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.
7.54 Putnam County.The boundary lines of Putnam County are as follows: Beginning at a point on the south side of the Oklawaha River at low watermark where the range line dividing ranges twenty-four and twenty-five east, township eleven south, crosses said river; thence south on said range line to where same intersects the township line dividing townships eleven and twelve south; thence east on said township line to where same intersects the section line dividing sections two and three, township twelve south, range twenty-five east; thence south on said section line and other section lines to the southwest corner of section twenty-three of said township twelve south, range twenty-five east; thence east on the section line dividing sections twenty-three and twenty-six and other sections to the range line dividing ranges twenty-five and twenty-six east; thence south on said range line to the southwest corner of section seven, township thirteen south, range twenty-six east; thence east on the south boundary of said section seven and other sections to the west shore of Lake George; thence southwardly along the shore of Lake George to the mouth of Sulphur Spring; thence to a point on Lake George south of the Spanish Grant, known as the Acosta Grant of land, and on the northern boundary of Volusia County; thence in a direct line and along the northern boundary of Volusia County to the most southern part of Crescent Lake; thence along said northern boundary of Volusia County, following the southeast shore of Crescent Lake, to the mouth of Haw Creek and the boundary of Flagler County; thence westerly and then northwardly along the boundary of Flagler County through the middle of Crescent Lake crossing Bear Island on a line easterly of and parallel to the west line of section nineteen, township twelve south, range twenty-eight east, said line being 10,280 feet easterly, measured at right angles from said west line of section nineteen, which line crosses approximately in the center of Bear Island, then continuing north and westerly through the middle of Crescent Lake, to the range line dividing ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east; thence north on said range line to its intersection with Deep Creek; thence west along the center of Deep Creek to the mouth thereof; thence due west to the west margin of the main channel of the St. Johns River; thence northerly along the west margin of the main channel of said river to the intersection of the south boundary line of township seven south with said river; thence west on said township line to its intersection with the north margin of the Bellamy or federal road leading from St. Augustine to Tallahassee; thence south and westerly along the north margin of said road to the point of intersection with such margin of a northerly extension of the east boundary line of Hillcrest on the Lake, a subdivision, as same appears of record in Plat Book 2, page 52, Public Records of Clay County; thence south along the east boundary line of such subdivision to the southeast corner of such subdivision; thence west along the south boundary line of such subdivision to a point intersecting the north margin of the Bellamy Road; thence south and westerly along the north margin of said road to where same intersects the north boundary of section seventeen, township nine south, range twenty-three east; thence west on the section line between sections eight and seventeen, seven and eighteen, township nine south, range twenty-three east, to the southeast corner of said section seven; thence continue west on the section line between sections twelve and thirteen, township nine south, range twenty-two east to Santa Fe Lake; thence in a southeasterly direction to a point on the range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east where said range line is intersected by the Bellamy Road; thence south on said range line to where the same intersects the thread of Orange Creek; thence westerly along the thread of said creek to the intersection of same with the Oklawaha River; thence westerly along the south bank of said river at low watermark to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 280, 1849; s. 1, ch. 923, s. 3, ch. 1039, 1859; s. 1, ch. 2068, 1875; s. 1, ch. 3469, 1883; s. 1, ch. 3767, 1887; RS 36; GS 34; s. 1, ch. 5978, 1909; RGS 37; s. 1, ch. 12489, 1927; CGL 39; s. 2, ch. 59-488; s. 2, ch. 84-211.
7.55 Santa Rosa County.The boundary lines of Santa Rosa County are as follows: Beginning at the Alabama line, where said line crosses the Escambia River; thence down the thread of said river to Escambia Bay; thence along said bay to Deer Point, at the intersection of Santa Rosa Sound with said bay; thence up said Santa Rosa Sound to a line parallel to and exactly 1 mile westerly of the line dividing range twenty-six west and range twenty-seven west; thence southerly along said line to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico; thence easterly along the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to a point of intersection with the range line dividing range twenty-five west and range twenty-six west; thence northerly along said range line to the dividing line between the State of Florida and the State of Alabama, thence westerly along said dividing line to the point of beginning; provided that the Counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa shall have concurrent jurisdiction of any offenses committed on the waters of Santa Rosa Sound.
History.s. 1, Feb. 18, 1842; s. 1, ch. 411, 1851; s. 1, ch. 571, 1853; ch. 3258, 1881; RS 12; GS 10; s. 1, ch. 6937, 1915; RGS 10; CGL 12; s. 1, ch. 26860, 1951; s. 2, ch. 57-834; s. 2, ch. 91-310.
7.56 Sarasota County.The boundary lines of Sarasota County are as follows: Beginning in the Gulf of Mexico at a point on a prolongation of the township line between townships thirty-five and thirty-six south; thence east on said prolongation and said line to the southeast corner of township thirty-five south, range twenty east; thence south on the range line between ranges twenty and twenty-one east, to the southwest corner of township thirty-seven south, range twenty-one east; thence east on the township line between townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight south to the southeast corner of township thirty-seven south, range twenty-two east; thence south on the range line between ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east, to the southeast corner of township thirty-nine south, range twenty-two east; thence west on the township line between townships thirty-nine and forty south to the southwest corner of township thirty-nine south, range twenty-one east; thence south on the range line between ranges twenty and twenty-one east to the southeast corner of township forty south, range twenty east; thence west on the township line between townships forty and forty-one south to the Gulf of Mexico; thence northerly along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 8515, 1921; CGL 70.
7.57 Seminole County.The boundary lines of Seminole County are as follows: Beginning in the center of Wekiva River and in the center of the St. Johns River, at the place where the Wekiva River discharges its waters into the St. Johns River; thence through the thread of the said Wekiva River in a southerly direction to the northwest corner of section thirty-one, township twenty south, of range twenty-nine east; thence south on the range line between ranges twenty-eight and twenty-nine east, to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township twenty-one south of range twenty-nine east; thence east to the southeast corner of section twenty, township twenty-one south of range thirty east; thence south to the township line between townships twenty-one and twenty-two south of range thirty east; thence east on said township line to the thread of the St. Johns River; thence following the thread of the St. Johns River to and through Lake Harney, into the St. Johns River; thence following the thread of the St. Johns River to and through Lake Monroe, into the St. Johns River; thence following the thread of the St. Johns River to its juncture with the Wekiva River at the point of beginning.

The common boundary line between the counties of Seminole and Volusia, from the place where the St. Johns River enters Lake Harney to the corner common to Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Brevard Counties is more fully defined, located and described as beginning where the center line of the St. Johns River enters Lake Harney at a point approximately seven hundred feet west of the south half mile post of section twenty, township twenty south, range thirty-three east, thence southeasterly following the center line of the St. Johns River to Puzzle Lake at a point one thousand feet south and three hundred feet west of the east half mile post of section four, township twenty-one south, range thirty-three east, thence southwesterly to a point in Puzzle Lake six hundred sixty feet north of the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of said section four, thence south one and one eighth miles through Puzzle Lake to the south line of section nine, thence southeasterly to the point where the center line of the St. Johns River enters Puzzle Lake in the southwest quarter of section fifteen, township twenty-one south, range thirty-three east, thence southeasterly along the center line of the St. Johns River and the easterly channel thereof to a point in the southeast quarter of section twenty-seven, township twenty-one south, range thirty-three east, where the two channels unite, thence following the center line of the St. Johns River southeasterly to a point approximately four hundred feet east of the south half mile post of section thirty-five, township twenty-one south, range thirty-three east. Said point being corner common to Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Brevard Counties.

History.s. 1, ch. 6511, 1913; RGS 43; CGL 45; s. 1, ch. 20888, 1941; s. 1, ch. 61-167.
7.58 St. Johns County.The boundary lines of St. Johns County are as follows: Beginning at a point on the Atlantic coast, at a point where the section line between ten and fifteen, in township three south of range twenty-nine east, intersects the said Atlantic coast; thence west on the said section line to a point where said section line would intersect the range line between ranges twenty-eight and twenty-nine east; thence south on said range line to a point where said range line intersects the township line between townships four and five south; thence west on the township line between townships four and five south, in range twenty-eight east, to a point where said township line intersects the range line between ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east; thence north on said range line to where the same intersects Durbin Creek; thence along the south bank of Durbin Creek to Julington Creek; thence along the thread of Julington Creek to the mouth thereof; thence due west to the west margin of the main channel of the St. Johns River and boundary line of Clay County; thence southwardly along the west margin of the main channel of said river and boundaries of Clay and Putnam Counties to a point due west of the mouth of Deep Creek; thence due east to the mouth of Deep Creek; thence up the center of Deep Creek to the point of intersection of Deep Creek with the range lines between ranges twenty-seven and twenty-eight east; thence south on said range line to a point where the south boundary line of section eighteen, in township ten south, range twenty-eight east, intersects said range line; thence east on said section line to the range line between ranges twenty-nine and thirty east; thence north on said range line to the middle of Pellicer’s Creek; thence easterly on an imaginary line down the middle of said creek to the mouth of said creek; thence northeasterly on an imaginary line extending from the mouth of Pellicer’s Creek to a point on the extension of township line between townships nine and ten south, range thirty-one east and immediately north of Summer Haven on the Atlantic coast; thence northwardly along said Atlantic coast, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Ord. July 21, 1821; s. 1, Aug. 12, 1822; s. 9, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 1, ch. 289, 1848; s. 1, ch. 2068, 1875; RS 35; GS 33; s. 1, ch. 5730, 1907; s. 1, ch. 7399, 1917; RGS 35; CGL 37.
17.59 St. Lucie County.The boundary lines of St. Lucie County are as follows: Beginning on the eastern boundary of the State of Florida at a point where the north section line of section thirteen, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east, produced easterly, would intersect the same; thence westerly on the north line of said section and other sections to the northwest corner of section eighteen, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east; thence south along the range line between ranges forty east and forty-one east which is concurrent with the St. Lucie County and Martin County boundary lines to the intersection with the north line of the south 508.15 feet of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence west along the south 508.15-foot line of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east and concurrent with the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie to the intersection of the east 924.15-foot line of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence south along the east 924.15-foot line of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east and continuing along the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie, to the intersection of the south line of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence west along the south line of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east to the intersection with the west edge of Howard Creek; thence southerly and along with the west edge of Howard Creek being concurrent with the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie to the intersection of the north shore of the north fork of the St. Lucie River and the west edge of Howard Creek as concurrent with the City of Port St. Lucie municipal boundary; thence departing said north shore of the north fork of the St. Lucie River and the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie, a bearing direction (State Plane Coordinate System, Florida East Zone) of south 45 degrees, 16 minutes west, 2,355 feet more or less, to a point within the body of water of the north fork of the St. Lucie River; thence departing said point a bearing direction (State Plane Coordinate System, Florida East Zone) of south 41 degrees, 4 minutes east, 6,155 feet more or less to a point located in the body of the north fork of the St. Lucie River which intersects with the west line of section thirty, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east; thence south 6,459 feet along the west line of sections thirty and thirty-one, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east, to the intersection with the township line between townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight south; also being the southwest corner of section thirty-one, township thirty-seven, range forty-one east; thence west on the said township line to the range line dividing ranges thirty-six and thirty-seven east; thence north on said range line, concurrent with the east boundary of Okeechobee County, to the northwest corner of township thirty-four south, range thirty-seven east; thence east on the township line dividing townships thirty-three and thirty-four south, to the Atlantic Ocean; thence continuing easterly to the eastern boundary of the State of Florida; thence southerly along said east boundary, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the place of beginning.
History.ss. 1, 19, ch. 5567, 1905; s. 1, ch. 7401, 1917; RGS 54; s. 1, ch. 10148, 1925; s. 1, ch. 10180, 1925; CGL 56; s. 2, ch. 2012-45.
1Note.Section 4, ch. 2012-45, as amended by s. 13, ch. 2013-72, provides that “[t]he governing bodies of St. Lucie County and Martin County shall enter into an interlocal agreement by May 1, 2013, which must provide a financially feasible plan for transfer of services, personnel, and public infrastructure from St. Lucie County to Martin County. The agreement must include compensation for the value of infrastructure investments by St. Lucie County in the transferred property minus depreciation, if any. Effective July 1, 2013, the total tax and assessment revenue that would have been generated in fiscal year 2013-2014 by all St. Lucie County taxing authorities levying taxes or assessments within the area transferred to Martin County, except for taxes levied by school districts, less 10 percent shall be transmitted to St. Lucie County for distribution to the county and all other affected taxing authorities. Thereafter, through fiscal year 2022-2023, the tax and assessment revenue amount that would have been generated by all St. Lucie County taxing authorities levying taxes or assessments in the transferred area for fiscal year 2013-2014 shall serve as the base amount of tax and assessment revenue for further annual reductions of 10 percent of the base amount before annual distributions to the St. Lucie County through fiscal year 2022-2023. However, for any fiscal year through fiscal year 2022-2023, if the total taxes and assessments collected within the transferred area exceed the base amount by more than 3 percent, St. Lucie County shall receive the same percentage distribution from the tax and assessment revenue that exceeds the base amount by more than 3 percent as they will receive from the base amount. All distributions to St. Lucie County shall occur within 30 days after the beginning of each calendar year.”
7.60 Sumter County.The boundary lines of Sumter County are as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the township line dividing townships seventeen and eighteen south, with the range line dividing ranges twenty-three and twenty-four east; thence west on said township line to the thread of the Withlacoochee River; thence southerly up the thread of said river to the junction therewith of the Little Withlacoochee River; thence southeasterly up the thread of the said Little Withlacoochee River to the head of the same; thence east to the range line dividing ranges twenty-two and twenty-three east; thence south on said range line to the thread of the Withlacoochee River; thence easterly along the thread of the said river to its intersection by the range line dividing ranges twenty-three and twenty-four east; thence north on said range line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 106, 1846; ss. 1, 2, ch. 107, 1847; s. 1, ch. 548, 1853; ch. 1848, 1871; s. 1, ch. 1895, 1872; s. 1, ch. 3771, 1887; s. 1, ch. 3932, 1889; RS 43; GS 41; RGS 45; CGL 47.
7.61 Suwannee County.The boundary lines of Suwannee County are as follows: Beginning in the thread of the Suwannee River where the section line dividing sections two and three in township two south, of range fifteen east, crosses said river; thence south on said section line across townships two, three, four and five in range fifteen east, to section line dividing sections two and eleven in township six in said range; thence on said section line due east to range line dividing ranges fifteen and sixteen; thence south to Ichetucknee Spring; thence down the thread of the Ichetucknee River to the Santa Fe River to its junction with Suwannee River; thence up the thread of said river to the point of beginning.
History.s. 2, ch. 895, 1858; s. 1, ch. 1048, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1391, 1863; s. 1, ch. 3948, 1889; RS 28; GS 26; RGS 28; CGL 30.
7.62 Taylor County.The boundary lines of Taylor County are as follows: Beginning in the mouth of the Big Aucilla River; thence northerly, concurrent with the east boundary of Jefferson County, along the thread of said river to where same is intersected by the middle line of township two south, range five east; thence east on said middle township line, concurrent with the south boundary line of Madison County, across ranges six, seven and eight east to the range line between ranges eight and nine east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships two and three south; thence east on said township line to the range line between ranges nine and ten east; thence south on said range line, concurrent with the west boundary of Lafayette County to the middle line of section seven, township seven south, range ten east; thence east on said middle line to the east line of said section seven; thence due south on the east line of said section seven and other sections to the township line between townships seven and eight south; thence east on said township line to the east line of section four, township eight south, range ten east, or the northwest corner of Dixie County; thence south, concurrent with the west boundary of Dixie County, on the east line of said section four and other sections to where same intersects the thread of the Steinhatchee River; thence southerly along the thread of the said Steinhatchee River to the mouth of said river; thence northerly through the Gulf of Mexico, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 3, ch. 806, 1856; s. 1, ch. 921, 1858; s. 1, ch. 3061, 1877; ch. 3470, 1883; ch. 3625, 1885; s. 1, ch. 3766, 1887; RS 25; GS 23; RGS 25; CGL 27.
7.63 Union County.The boundary lines of Union County are as follows: Beginning at the mouth of the Olustee Creek; thence northerly up the thread of said creek to a point where said creek is intersected by the middle line of township four south, range eighteen east; thence east on said middle township line, concurrent with the south boundary line of Baker County to a point where the bed of New River intersects said line; thence following the meanderings of the thread of said New River in a southwesterly direction to the thread of the Santa Fe River; thence northwesterly down the thread of said Santa Fe River to the mouth of Olustee Creek and the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, ch. 8516, 1921; CGL 71.
7.64 Volusia County.Beginning at a point where the southerly boundary of the Domingo Acosta Grant, also known as section thirty-eight, township thirteen south, range twenty-seven east (said Acosta Grant lying and being in Putnam County) intersects the easterly shore of Lake George, said point being south sixty-five degrees west a distance of thirty-two chains from the southeasterly corner of said Acosta Grant, according to United States Government survey of township thirteen south, range twenty-seven east; run thence north seventy-five degrees fifteen minutes east to a point in the shore of Crescent Lake (see map of boundary line dividing Putnam and Volusia Counties recorded in map book 5, page 87, Volusia County, Florida); thence along the southeasterly shore of said Crescent Lake to the north bank of Haw Creek; thence easterly along the north bank of said Haw Creek to the range line between range twenty-eight east and range twenty-nine east; thence south along said range line to the southwest corner of section nineteen, township fourteen south, range twenty-nine east; thence east along the south boundary of said section nineteen and other sections to the southeast corner of section twenty-two, township fourteen south, range thirty-one east; thence north on the east boundary of said section twenty-two and other sections to the township line between township twelve south and township thirteen south; thence east on said township line to the point where said township line is intersected by Old King’s Road; thence northerly along said Old King’s Road to its point of intersection with the line dividing the Bulow and Ormond Grants; thence northeasterly along said line between Bulow and Ormond Grants to the easterly shore of Bulow Creek; thence following a continuance of said line between Bulow and Ormond Grants, which line now becomes the line dividing lots 7 and 8 as shown on map of partition of the Bulow Tract (Filed in office—September 20, 1867, L. M. Richardson, clerk, Volusia County) according to map recorded in St. Augustine, to the intersection with Haulover or Smith Creek; thence northerly, along said Haulover or Smith Creek, to the intersection with the section line running between sections twenty-nine and thirty and thirty-one and thirty-two, township twelve south, range thirty-two east; thence east along said township line to the Atlantic Ocean; thence southerly along line of the Atlantic Ocean, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida to the township line between township nineteen south and township twenty south; thence west on said township line to the range line between range thirty-three east and range thirty-four east; thence south on said range line to the township line between township twenty-one south and township twenty-two south; thence west on said township line to the thread of the St. Johns River; thence north along the thread of said St. Johns River, what is known as “Old River,” and running on the south and west sides of what is known on the maps of public surveys as “Huntoon’s Island” and on the south and west shores of Lake George to the mouth of Sulphur Springs (now Salt Springs run); thence northeasterly, in a direct line, across Lake George to the place of beginning.
History.s. 4, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, Jan. 30, 1845; s. 1, ch. 624, 1854; s. 1, ch. 1036, 1859; s. 1, ch. 1764, 1870; s. 1, ch. 2068, 1875; s. 1, ch. 3175, 1879; RS 40; GS 38; s. 2, ch. 5730, 1907; s. 1, ch. 7399, 1917; RGS 41; CGL 43; s. 1, ch. 20888, 1941; s. 1, ch. 67-190; s. 1, ch. 83-217.
7.65 Wakulla County.The boundary lines of Wakulla County are as follows: Beginning on the range line between ranges two and three east where the same strikes the Gulf of Mexico; thence north on said range line to the north boundary of section thirty-six, township two south, range two east; thence due west on the north line of said section thirty-six and other sections to the railroad leading from Tallahassee to St. Marks; thence north along said railroad two sections; thence west on the north line of section twenty, township two south, range one east, and other sections, to the thread of Ochlockonee River; thence southerly and easterly along the thread of said river concurrent with the north and east boundary of Franklin County to a point directly south of the southernmost point of Grass Island; thence along a straight line to the center point of the U.S. 98 (State Road 30) bridge across Ochlockonee Bay; thence east-southeast to a point directly north of the easternmost point of James Island; thence easterly to the boundary line of the State of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico; thence north and easterly along said gulf, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the place of beginning.
History.s. 1, Mar. 11, 1843; s. 1, ch. 414, 1851; RS 22; GS 20; RGS 22; CGL 24; s. 2, ch. 86-288.
7.66 Walton County.The boundary lines of Walton County are as follows: Beginning on the Alabama state line where same is intersected by the line dividing centrally range eighteen west; thence south on the section lines to the line dividing townships two and three north, in range eighteen west; thence east to the Choctawhatchee River; thence down the thread of the Choctawhatchee River to a point where said Choctawhatchee River intersects the range line dividing ranges seventeen and eighteen west; thence south on said range line to the Gulf of Mexico; thence in a westwardly direction following the meanderings of said gulf, including the waters of said gulf within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the range line dividing ranges twenty-one and twenty-two west; thence north on said line to the dividing line between Florida and Alabama; thence easterly along said state line to the place of beginning.
History.s. 2, Dec. 29, 1824; s. 2, Dec. 9, 1825; s. 7, Nov. 23, 1828; s. 1, ch. 176, 1848; s. 1, ch. 411, 1851; s. 1, ch. 571, 1853; ch. 3258, 1881; RS 13; GS 11; s. 1, ch. 6508, 1913; s. 1, ch. 6937, 1915; RGS 11; CGL 13.
7.67 Washington County.The boundary lines of Washington County are as follows: Beginning on the Choctawhatchee River on the line dividing townships four and five north; thence east on said township line to northwest corner of section four in township four north, thence east on said township line to northwest corner of section four in township four north, range fifteen west; thence south one mile on section line to the southwest corner of section four, township four north, range fifteen west; thence east one mile to southeast corner of section four, township four north, range fifteen west; thence south on section lines two miles to the southwest corner of section fifteen, township four north, range fifteen west; thence east on section lines to Holmes Creek; thence northward along the thread of Holmes Creek to a point where said creek intersects with section line running east and west between sections thirteen and twenty-four, fourteen and twenty-three in township five north, range fourteen west; thence east on said section line to the northeast corner of section twenty-four, township five north, range thirteen west; thence south on range line between ranges twelve and thirteen west to where said range line intersects with township line between townships four and five north; thence east on said township line to the southeast corner of section thirty-three, township five north, range twelve west; thence south on the section line to southwest corner of section fifteen, township two north, range twelve west; thence west on the section line to the southwest corner of section eighteen, township two north, range twelve west; thence south on the range line between ranges twelve and thirteen west to the meridian base line; thence west on the base line to the thread of Pine Log Creek in range sixteen west; thence down the thread of said creek into the Choctawhatchee River to the thread of said river; thence up the thread of said river to the place of beginning.
History.s. 4, Dec. 9, 1825; s. 2, Oct. 29, 1828; s. 1, ch. 108, 1847; s. 2, ch. 180, 1847; s. 1, ch. 1950, 1873; s. 1, ch. 3258, 1881; RS 15; s. 1, ch. 4236, 1893; s. 1, ch. 4577, 1897; GS 13; s. 1, ch. 6505, 1913; ss. 1, 2, ch. 6935, 1915; RGS 14; CGL 16.