Private Acts, 1807
Chapter no. 51
That from and after the passing of this act, the county of Anderson shall be comprehended within the following bounds, to wit: Beginning on the Chestnut Ridge, where the Knox and Grainger County line formerly crossed the same; thence with the Grainger county line to the north back of Clinch river; thence down the said river to the first bluff below the mouth of Cove Creek thence along the extreme height of the ridge, which divides the waters of Cove Creek from those of Cole Creek, to the top of Wallen’s ridge; thence north forty-five degrees west, to the point where it will intersect the former line of Anderson County, which runs south forty-five degrees west, to a point, from whence south forty-five degrees east will strike Wallen’s ridge, one quarter of a mile above the gap of the Indian fork of Poplar Creek; thence from said last mentioned point, south forty-five degrees east to Wallen’s ridge, one quarter of a mile above the gap of the Indian fork of Poplar Creek; thence to the Double Springs, on the east side of said creek, thence a direct course to Clinch river, opposite the mouth of Hickory Creek; thence up the lines of Knox County to the beginning.
That Jesse Roysden shall be and hereby appointed to run and cause to be distinctly marked, the line between said counties of Anderson and Campbell, who shall be allowd the sum of two dollars per day therefore, one half of which sum, shall be paid by the county of Anderson, and the other half by the county of Campbell; and that Joab Hill shall be, and he hereby is appointed to run and cause to be distinctly marked the line which divides the counties of Claiborne and Campbell, who shall be allowed the sum of two dollars per day therefore; which shall be paid the counties of Claiborne and Campbell, one half by each.
That the following described bounds be, and the same are hereby erected into a new and distinct county by the name of Campbell, to wit: Beginning at a point to be ascertained by running a direct line from the town of Burrville, in Anderson County, north forty-five degrees, east eleven miles, and running from thence north forty-five degrees, west to the Kentucky state line, or the northern boundary line of the state of Tennessee, from thence east, with the said boundary line, to a point on the same, from whence a line to be run at the angle of forty-five degrees, south east, shall cross Powell’s Valley, at or near the house where James Davis formerly lived in said valley, leaving said house in Campbell county not more than fifty poles, thence the same course continued, to the line of Grainger County, on the right bank of Clinch, thence down the said river of Clinch, agreeably to its various meanders, to a certain point that shall intersect the lines of Anderson and Claiborne counties, immediately on the said right bank of Clinch river, thence crossing said river, and running southwardly with the line that divides the counties of Anderson and Grainger, to the Chestnut Ridge, thence along the extreme height thereof, to a point from whence a line shall be run at the angle of north forty-five degrees, west to the point the place of beginning.
That Jesse Roysden, and Walter Evans, to appointed commssioners, who are authorized to run the dividing lines, and boundary lines, of and between the said counties of Campbell, Anderson and Claiborne, and designate the boundaries of said Campbell county, as herein before directed and desribed; that is, where the said line or lines are not already run or particularly pointed out by natural boundaries; for which services the said commissioners shall be allowed the sum of two dollars each per day, and the marker one dollar per day, the expense to be paid by the said county of Campbell.
(Note–these acts were passed 11 Sept 1806)