Description Referring to Natural Boundaries, Artificial Boundaries, or Adjoining Lands

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Description Referring to Natural Boundaries, Artificial Boundaries, or Adjoining Lands

 

 In Alabama a description can refer to the portion of a tract lying on one side of the other of a river, a highway, or another division line.  For example, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the following description in the case of Ellenburg v. Barksdale, 97 So. 54 (Ala. 1923):  “that portion of the George Reed tract lying on the north side of ‘Big Will’s Creek.”  Similarly, the court upheld the following description: “all that part of the East 1/2 of Southeast 1/4 of section 23, township 13, range 4 West, on the East side of the Mulberry River, containing fifteen acres more or less, situated in Blount County, Alabama.” Bohannon v. Sandlin, 135 So. 584 (Ala. 1931).

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