TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1. 1965-1966 State boundary line perambulation 1965-1966

Series 2. 1975-1976 State boundary line perambulation 1975-1976

Series 3. 1985-1986 State boundary line perambulation 1985-1986

Series 4. 1997 State boundary line perambulation 1997


RG 089:010, State Boundary Line Perambulations

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Dept. of Transportation
Title: State boundary line perambulations
Dates: 1965-1997
Quantity: 5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Department of Transportation is responsible for the perambulation, examination, restoration or repair of the state line boundary monuments between Connecticut and its neighbor states of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Identification: RG089_010
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

In 1958 the State Highway Department took over Connecticut's responsibility for the perambulation, examination, restoration or repair of the state line boundary monuments between Connecticut and its neighbor states of New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island. In 1969 the State Highway Department was merged into the new Department of Transportation (DOT).

Section 3-8 of the General statutes mandates that DOT performs a joint perambulation of the state lines every ten years. Jointly, with representatives from the adjacent states, DOT examines, photographs, and describes each existing monument.

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Scope and Content

These records are comprised of the results of four decennial state boundary line perambulations: 1965-1966; 1975-1976; 1985-1986; and 1997. Each perambulation encompasses Connecticut's boundaries with New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The results of the perambulations include photographs, maps, and descriptions of bounds.

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Arrangement

Arranged in series by decennial perambulation. The results for each perambulation are then by boundary: Connecticut-Massachusetts, Connecticut-New York, Connecticut-Rhode Island, and therein by numbered bounds.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 001, Connecticut Archives, Colonial Boundaries, Series I, 1662-1827
RG 001, Connecticut Archives, Colonial Boundaries, Series II, 1664-1820
RG 075, Boundary Commissions, 1821-1962

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Dept. of Transportation
Connecticut. State Highway Dept

Subjects:

Boundaries, State
Connecticut -- Boundaries -- Massachusetts
Connecticut -- Boundaries -- New York (State)
Connecticut -- Boundaries -- Rhode Island
Massachusetts -- Boundaries -- Connecticut
New York (State) -- Boundaries -- Connecticut
Rhode Island -- Boundaries -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Land surveys
Maps
Reports

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Container List

Series 1. 1965-1966 State boundary line perambulation, 1965-1966, Accession: 1967-002
Box
Connecticut - Massachusetts 1
Bounds 42-77A, Union to Somers and Bounds 78-121A, Somers to Suffield are missing.
Bounds 1-42, Thompson to Woodstock
Bounds 122-139, Suffield to Hartland
Bounds 140-165, Hartland to Colebrook
Bounds 166-199, Colebrook to Salisbury
Connecticut - New York
Bounds 1-37, Salisbury to Kent
Bounds 38-73, Kent to New Fairfield
Bounds 74-106, New Fairfield to Ridgefield
Bounds 107-149, Ridgefield to Greenwich
Bounds 150-173, Greenwich to Fisher's Island 2
Connecticut - Rhode Island
Bounds 1-92, Fisher's Island to North Stonington
Bounds A-R, North Stonington to Sterling
Bounds S-0, Sterling to Thompson
Series 2. 1975-1976 State boundary line perambulation, 1975-1976, Accession: 1978-011
Connecticut - Massachusetts
Bounds 1-43, District II, Thompson to Union, 1
Bounds 44-74, District II, Union to Stafford
Bounds 75-103, District I, Somers to Suffield
Bounds 104-139, District I, Suffield to Granby
Bounds 140-177, District IV, Hartland to North Canaan
Bounds 178-199, District IV, North Canaan to Salisbury
Connecticut - New York
Bounds 1-37, District IV, Salisbury to Kent 2
Bounds 38-73, District IV, Kent to New Fairfield
Bounds 74-106, District IV, New Fairfield to Ridgefield
Bounds 107-149, District IV, Ridgefield to Greenwich
Bounds 150-173, Water Portions, Greenwich to Fishers Island
Connecticut - Rhode Island
Bounds 1-92, District II, Water portion Fishers Island to Mouth of the Ashway River 3
Bounds A-R, District II, North Stonington to Sterling
Bounds S-0, District II, Sterling to Thompson
Series 3. 1985-1986 State boundary line perambulation, 1985-1986, Accession: 1988-090
Connecticut - Massachusetts
Bounds 1-51, District II, Woodstock to Union 1
Bounds 52-100, District II, Stafford to Enfield
Bounds 100-140, District IV, Suffield to Granby
Bounds 141-177, District IV, Hartland to Norfolk
Bounds 178-199, District IV, North Canaan to Salisbury
Connecticut - New York
Bounds 1-37, District IV, Salisbury to Kent 2
Bounds 38-73, District IV, Kent to New Fairfield
Bounds 74-106, District IV, New Fairfield to Ridgefield
Bounds 107-149, District IV, Wilton to Greenwich
Bounds 150-173, District IV, Greenwich
Connecticut - Rhode Island
Bounds A-R, North Stonington to Sterling 3
Bounds S-0, Sterling to Thompson
Water bounds
Series 4. 1997 State boundary line perambulation, 1997, Accession: 2004-017
Connecticut - Massachusetts 1
Bounds 1-100, District II, 1 report + 1 compact disc
Bounds 100-199, District IV, 1 report + 1 compact disc
Connecticut - New York
Bounds 1-87, Book "A"
Bounds 88-170, Book "B"
Bounds 1-170, 1 compact disc
Connecticut - Rhode Island, 1 report + 1 compact disc