CHAPTER 6 - BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN HUNDREDS IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER TWO OF THE REVISED CODE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, A. D. 1915, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION, LIMITS AND SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, BY FIXING THE BOUNDARIES OF BRANDYWINE, WILMINGTON, NEW CASTLE, RED LION AND ST. GEORGES HUNDREDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met:

Sec. 1. That 10, Sec. 9 of Chapter 2 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, A. D. 1915, be and the same is hereby amended by adding a new section to be known as 10-A Sec. 9-A:--

10-A Sec. 9-A:----BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN HUNDREDS:

Brandywine Hundred comprises that part of New Castle County which is bounded as follows, namely:--

Beginning at the point where low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River is intersected by the Northerly boundary line of the State of Delaware; thence by said boundary line, crossing the Delaware River, to low water mark on the Easterly side of the Delaware River; thence by the last mentioned low water mark to the point where said last mentioned low water mark is intersected by the Northerly boundary line of the City of Wilmington; thence by the present boundary lines dividing Brandywine Hundred from the City of Wilmington, Christiana Hundred, and the State of Pennsylvania, to the place of beginning.

Wilmington Hundred comprises that part of New Castle County which is bounded as follows, namely:--

All that part of New Castle County which is included within the corporate limits of the City of Wilmington.

New Castle Hundred comprises that part of New Castle County which is bounded as follows, namely:--

Beginning at the point where low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River is intersected by the Southerly boundary line of the City of Wilmington; thence by said boundary line, crossing the Delaware River to the low water mark on the Easterly side of the Delaware River; thence by the last mentioned low water mark to a point which is due East of the point where the boundary line between New Castle Hundred and Red Lion Hundred intersects the low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River; thence due West to low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River; thence by the present boundary lines dividing New Castle Hundred from Red Lion Hundred, Pencader Hundred, White Clay Creek Hundred, Christiana Hundred and the City of Wilmington, to the place of beginning.

Red Lion Hundred comprises that part of New Castle County which is bounded as follows, namely:--

Beginning at a point where low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River is intersected by the present boundary line between New Castle Hundred and Red Lion Hundred; thence due East and crossing the Delaware River to low water mark on the Easterly side of the Delaware River; thence by the last mentioned low water mark to a point which is due East of the point where the boundary line between Red Lion Hundred and St. Georges Hundred intersects the low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River; thence due West to low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River; thence by the present boundary lines dividing Red Lion Hundred from St. Georges Hundred, Pencader Hundred and New Castle Hundred to the place of beginning.

St. Georges Hundred comprises that part of New Castle County which is bounded as follows, namely:--

Beginning at a point where low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River is intersected by the present boundary line between Red Lion Hundred and St. Georges Hundred; thence due East and crossing the Delaware River to low water mark on the Easterly side of the Delaware River; thence by the last mentioned low water mark to a point where the said last mentioned low water mark is intersected by the twelve-mile circle; thence Westerly and Southerly by the boundary line dividing the State of Delaware from the State of New Jersey to a point which is due East of the point where the boundary line between St. Georges Hundred and Appoquinimink Hundred intersects the low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River; thence due West to low water mark on the Westerly side of the Delaware River; thence by the present boundary lines dividing St. Georges Hundred from Appoquinimink Hundred, the State of Maryland, Pencader Hundred and Red Lion Hundred to the place of beginning.

All territory which shall hereafter be added to and included within the City of Wilmington shall become part of Wilmington Hundred.

Whenever by the extension of the limits of the City of Wilmington, territory forming part of any Hundred as hereby established, shall be included within the limits of the said City, such Hundred shall thereafter consist of the residue thereof not so included within said limits.

No property situated within that part of any Hundred which shall have become a part of the said Hundred by virtue of this Act shall be taxable until the final determination of the effect of an agreement or compact entered into in the year 1905 between the States of New Jersey and Delaware, known as the compact of 1905 and referred to in the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case entitled "New Jersey v. Delaware," reported in 291 U. S. 361. The word "determination" as herein used may refer either to agreement between the said States or to a final Court adjudication.

Approved April 12, 1935.