Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
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DESCRIPTION OF BOUNDARIES
A description of the corporate boundaries of the Town of Rock Hall shall, at all times, be on file with the Town Clerk or other comparable official and with the Clerk of the Court of Kent County.
The boundaries of said town shall be as follows: beginning at the headwaters of Rock Hall Creek, on the boundary line between the lands of Thomas Joiner and the lands of Abraham Alexander, and running thence in an easterly direction with said boundary line about 500 feet to the lands of Pauline Ascher; thence running with the boundary line between the lands of Pauline Ascher and Abraham Alexander to the public road leading from Rock Hall to Grey's Inn; thence running in an easterly direction to the boundary line between the lands of George L. Maslin and Abraham Alexander on the public road leading from Chestertown to Grey's Inn, and continuing said line easterly 200 feet to a stone on the division line of G. L. Maslin and A. Alexander by a stone; thence by a straight line to a stone on the east side of the public road leading from Rock Hall to Chestertown, said point being distant 100 feet south from the Arch Bridge over Grey's Inn Creek, said point being marked by a stone; thence by a straight line northwesterly to a point on the north side of the Haven Road, marked by a stone; thence north parallel with the public road leading from Rock Hall Cross Roads to Denby, 200 feet, thence west to W. M. Miller's line; thence by a straight line to the extreme end of Windmill Point; thence by a straight line to the place of beginning.
A. 
Revisions of 1950
Beginning for the same at a point on the mean high-water line of Rock Hall Creek at the mouth of a ditch that empties into said Rock Hall Creek 200 feet more or less southerly from a street or way in Rock Hall known as "Chesapeake Avenue," and running:
1. 
Thence by and with the old line of the corporate limits of Rock Hall over the waters of Rock Hall Harbor N 84° 13'W 3359.40 feet to a point on Rock Hall Creek, known as "Windmill Point";
2. 
Thence by and with the boundary line of an area intended to be taken into the corporate limits of Rock Hall, the following courses and distances: N 28° 39'W 430.20 feet (along the mean high-water line of Rock Hall Creek, to a point on a division line of the area aforementioned);
3. 
Thence by and with said division line:
a. 
N 19° 10'E 1627.90 feet to the southwesterly corner of the Thomas B. Elbourn et al lands;
b. 
N 10° 13'E 380.00 feet with the said Elbourn lands;
c. 
S 78° 47'E 341.30 feet with the said Elbourn lands to the southeasterly corner of the Loan Lot No. 2;
d. 
N 12° 38'E 242.80 feet along the easterly line of the Loan Lot No. 2 to the center of the state road known as "Rock Hall Avenue";
e. 
S 77° 30'E 725.80 feet along the center line of Rock Hall Avenue to the westerly division line of the lands of Joshua Thomas;
f. 
N 06° 33'E 402.20 feet along the said Thomas lands and others, to a point 400 feet northerly from the center line of the aforementioned Rock Hall Avenue;
g. 
S 77° 30'E 1857.60 feet to a point where the line 400 feet northerly and parallel to Rock Hall Avenue intersects the old corporate division line (N 55° 33'E 513.00 feet from an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument set on the old division line of Rock Hall and on the northerly side of Rock Hall Avenue);
4. 
Thence continuing with the old boundary line of Rock Hall N 55° 33'E 1208.50 feet to an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument;
5. 
Thence by and with a division line of the lands intended to be taken into the corporate limits:
a. 
N 00° 30'W 125.50 feet to a point;
b. 
S 82° 29'E 476.90 feet to a point on the westerly line of the Rock Hall to Tolchester State Road (40 feet wide);
c. 
S 00° 30'E 125.50 feet to an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument set on the westerly side of the last-mentioned state road, and at a corner of the old corporate limits;
6. 
Thence continuing by and with the line of the old corporate limits S 00° 30'E 77.80 feet to a point;
7. 
Thence crossing over the state road and by and with a division of the lands intended to be taken into the corporate limits:
a. 
S 83° 13'E 192.40 feet along the northerly line of the Louis O. Kendall et al lot to the northeasterly corner of same;
b. 
S 00° 30'E 342.30 feet to the point on the old corporate division line;
c. 
5 43° 25'E 280.30 feet from an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument set in the northwesterly corner of the Haven and Rock Hall to Tolchester Roads;
8. 
Thence continuing with the old corporate limits line S 43° 25'E 2587.60 feet to an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument set on the southeasterly side of the Rock Hall to Chestertown state road, 100 feet more or less southerly from the old Anchor Bridge;
9. 
Thence by and with a division line of the lands intended to be taken into the corporate limits:
a. 
S 43° 25'E 205.70 feet to a point;
b. 
S 19° 12'W 473.80 feet to a point;
c. 
S 33° 42'W 1055.2 feet to a point;
d. 
S 48° 32'W 638.9 feet to an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument that marks the southeasterly corner of the present corporate limits of Rock Hall (Note: The last three mentioned courses and distances are intended to be parallel to Boundary Avenue and a distance of 182.6 feet from the center line of said avenue.);
10. 
Thence by and with the old corporate limit lines:
a. 
N 65° 31'W 200.00 feet to the center of Boundary Avenue;
b. 
N 67° 40'W 87.50 feet to the center of the state road leading from Rock Hall to Eastern Neck Island;
c. 
N 64° 08'W 21.30 feet to the line of lands of Samuel Robert Tucker et al;
11. 
Thence by and with the said Tucker lands:
a. 
S 06° 22'W 13.00 feet to a point;
b. 
N 71° 02'W 144.40 feet to a point;
c. 
N 06° 22'E 33.00 feet to a point on the old corporate limits line; N 64° 08'W 171.3 feet from the center of the aforementioned state road;
12. 
Thence by and with the old corporate limits line:
a. 
N 64° 08'W 973.20 feet to a stone;
b. 
N 74° 32'W 874.90 feet to an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument;
c. 
N 71° 33'W 279.80 feet along a ditch to the point of beginning.
B. 
Annexation
[Adopted 11-6-1975]
The boundaries of the Town of Rock Hall are hereby extended to include the following area comprised of parcels of land lying on the north and northeast of the current boundary lines of said town, all such land being contiguous and adjoining to the existing corporate area, which is hereby added to said corporate area and which is more specifically described as follows:
1. 
Beginning for the same at a point on the southeasterly side of Boundary Avenue, said point being the same as that described in the south 43° 25'E 2587.60 feet line of the eighth line of division describing the boundaries of the Town of Rock Hall effective as of June 1, 1953, and contained in Article 15 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Maryland (1930 Edition) and from the Laws of Maryland (1953), paragraph 336A, said point therein being described as an eight-by-eight-inch concrete monument set on the southeasterly side of the Rock Hall to Chestertown state road, 100 feet more or less southerly from the old Arch Bridge; running thence northeasterly and binding on the said southeasterly side of Boundary Avenue approximately 600 feet to a point on the southeasterly side of Boundary Avenue at right angles from and directly opposite the point of beginning of Parcel No. 3 in Liber WHG No. 31, page 567, the Land Records of Kent County, said point of beginning being described therein as an iron pipe set in the line of the public road leading from Edesville to Rock Hall and at the southeast corner of the James W. Coleman land; running thence northwesterly across Boundary Avenue to said point of beginning set on the northwesterly side of Boundary Avenue;
2. 
Running thence along the first course and distance described in Parcel No. 3 of Liber WHG No. 31, page 567, to a point at the end thereof, said course and distance being described therein partially as north 0° 30'W 286.9 feet to an iron pipe on the east side of what is known as the "head of Grey's Inn Creek";
3. 
Running thence northeasterly along the east side of a ditch between said head of Grey's Inn Creek through property shown as Parcel No. 13 on Map No. 51, Kent County, Tax Map Division, Department of Assessments and Taxation, to a point where said ditch intersects the southerly right-of-way line of Maryland Route 20;
4. 
Thence crossing northerly at right angles to said right-of-way line to a point directly opposite on the northerly right-of-way line of Route 20;
5. 
Thence following said ditch in an easterly and northeasterly direction to the east of Parcel No. 449, the west of Parcel No. 221 and through Parcel No. 448, shown on the aforementioned Map No. 51, to a point where the ditch intersects the third course and distance in the description in Liber RAS No. 40, page 485, said third course and distance being the north 38° 45'W 45.6 perches line;
6. 
Running thence with and binding on said line to its end, said end being marked in the aforementioned description by a stone and said end also being the end of the third line of the property described in Liber RAS No. 39, page 597;
7. 
Running thence reversely along the third and second lines of the property described in Liber RAS No. 39, page 597, to the end of the first line therein described, said end of the first line being also the most easterly corner of Parcel No. 5 of the aforementioned Map No. 51, said Parcel No. 5 being further described in Liber EHP No. 15, page 416, and said most easterly corner being the end of the second course and distance as described in Parcel No. 2 therein, said corner being a gum tree on the division between said Woodland and T. Milton Jones property, said Parcel No. 5 being also the property of the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall; thence leaving said corner and running with land bounding on said property in a counterclockwise direction, as surveyed by Crockett Associates, Baltimore, Maryland, in May 1967, the following bearings and distances, referring all courses to the true meridian as established by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey:
a. 
North 43° 19 minutes 50 seconds west 891.00 feet to an iron pipe now set;
b. 
South 39° 40 minutes 10 seconds west 369.38 feet to an iron pipe now set;
c. 
Thence leaving the outlines of said Parcel No. 2 aforementioned and running along the outlines of Parcel No. 1 in Liber EHP No. 15, page 416, and also along the outlines of land which by deed dated March 7, 1858, and recorded among the land records of Kent County in Liber JKH No. 1, page 112, was conveyed by William Parker to Frances P. Rodney, as now surveyed, north 76 degrees, 25 minutes 50 seconds west 1,615.63 feet to a stone heretofore set at the beginning of the first parcel in the lastly herein mentioned deed;
8. 
Thence running with and binding on the first line of the lastly herein mentioned deed and also along the fourth line of Liber DCB No. 3, page 625, as now surveyed, south 15 degrees 34 minutes 40 seconds west approximately 625 feet to the end of the first line in Liber EHP No. 25, page 617, said line being described as north 20 degrees east 14 perches to a stone planted in the ground; thence along the second line in said deed described therein as north 86 degrees west to the main road leading from Rock Hall to Swan Creek;
9. 
Thence across said main road now known variously as "Maryland Route 445," "North Main Street" and the "Tolchester-Rock Hall Road," to a point at the end of the eighth line of the property described in Liber WHG No. 41, page 527, said point being described therein as a stone on the western side of the Swan Point Road, and running thence reversely along the eighth, seventh and sixth lines of said property to a point at the mean tide mark on the body of water known as the "Haven," said point also being the most southwesterly corner of property identified as that of Irvin C. Tillman and as Parcel No. 49 on Map Nos. 50 and 51, Kent County, Tax Map Division, Department of Assessments and Taxation;
10. 
Thence southerly with the binding on a line following the mean tide mark (mean water level) of the body of water known as the "Haven" to the point where said line intersects the south 77 degrees 30 minutes 1857.60 feet line of the third line of division describing the boundaries of the Town of Rock Hall as hereinbefore mentioned;
11. 
Running thence with and binding on the said boundaries of the Town of Rock Hall to the point of beginning; containing therein 266 acres, more or less;
12. 
Being that portion of land northeast and north of and contiguous to the north and northeasterly boundaries of the Town of Rock Hall.
[Amended 4-26-1991 by Res. No. 91-4]
C. 
1977 Annexation
[Adopted 2-21-1977]
The boundaries of the Town of Rock Hall are hereby extended to include the following area comprised of property lying to the west of the current town boundaries and enclosing an area known as "Gratitude" and surrounded by the waters of Rock Hall Creek, Chesapeake Bay, Swan Creek and the Haven and which is hereby added to said corporate area and which is more specifically described as follows: Beginning for the same at a point on the mean high-water line of Rock Hall Creek at the mouth of a ditch that empties into said Rock Hall Creek 200 feet more or less southerly from a street or way in Rock Hall known as "Chesapeake Avenue" and running:
1. 
Thence by and with the old line of the corporate limits of Rock Hall over the waters of Rock Hall Harbor N 84° 13'W 3359.40 feet to a point of Rock Hall Creek known as "Windmill Point";
2. 
Thence by and with the boundary line of an area intended to be taken into the corporate limits of Rock Hall, the following courses and distances: N 28° 39'W 430.20 feet along the mean high-water line of Rock Hall Creek, to a point on a division line of the area aforementioned;
3. 
Thence by and with said division line:
a. 
N 19° 10'E 1627.90 feet to the southwesterly corner of the Thomas B. Elbourn et al lands;
b. 
N 10° 13'E 380.00 feet with the said Elbourn lands;
c. 
S 78° 47'E 341.30 feet with the said Elbourn lands to the southeasterly corner of the Loan Lot No. 2;
d. 
N 12° 38'E 242.80 feet along the easterly line of the Loan Lot No. 2 to the center of the state road known as "Rock Hall Avenue";
e. 
S 77° 30'E 725.80 feet along the center line of Rock Hall Avenue to the westerly division line of the lands of Joshua Thomas;
f. 
N 06° 33'E 402.20 feet along said Thomas lands and others, to a point 400 feet northerly from the center line of the aforementioned Rock Hall Avenue;
4. 
And thence running the 10 following courses and distances:
a. 
28° 48' 58 west 2812.58 feet;
b. 
S 79° 51' 16 west 482.54 feet;
c. 
S 45° 22' 11 west 1096.04 feet;
d. 
N 45° 25' 51 west 1410.72 feet;
e. 
S 33° 55' 24 west 680.90 feet;
f. 
S 04° 20' 36 west 1980.69 feet;
g. 
S 33° 47' 57 east 2912.18 feet;
h. 
S 66° 04' 49 east 1356.50 feet;
i. 
S 82° 28' 54 east 1987.08 feet;
j. 
N 80° 05' 41 east 805.84 feet to intersect the N 84° 13' west 3359.40 feet call first mentioned herein and at a point 300 feet from the beginning thereof.[1]
[1]
Note (1): Thus in the original.