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STATE OF TENNESSEE
PASSED BY THE
FIFTY-FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the STATE OF TENNESSEE
PASSED BY THE
FIFTY-FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT NASHVILLE, ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN JANUARY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FIVE.
SENATE BILL No. 41.
AN ACT to incorporate Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the town of Watertown, in the county of Wilson, and the inhabitants thereof are hereby constituted and declared a body politic and corporate by the name and style of the Mayor and Aldermen of Watertown, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, shall sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all the courts of law and equity and in all actions whatsoever, may purchase, 'receive, and hold real, personal, and mixel property in said town, and sell, lease, and dispose of the same for the benefit of the said town; and
may purchase, receive, and hold real, personal, and mixed property berond the limit of said town, to be used for the burial of the dead, and for the establishment of a hospital, poorhouse, workhouse, or house of correction, to have and use a common seal, and change it at pleasure.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the corporate limits of said town shall embrace the territory within the following boundaries—to-wit:
Beginning at a stake in the South line of the right-ofway of the Tennessee Central Railroad at a point directly opposite and in line with the west boundary line of Hardin Davis; thence with said Davis' west line to a stake on the north side of the Lebanon and Sparta pike; thence east with said turnpike to the southwest corner of J. P. Blankenship's lot; thence north with said Blankenship’s west line to his northwest corner; thence with the western boundary line of the lots in what is known as the Maddux Addition to Watertown to the northwest corner of L. A. Phillips lot No. 14; thence in an easterly direction to the northwest corner of J. L. Bryan's lot in Bryan Addition to Watertown; thence in an easterly direction with the south boundary of J. L. Bryan, the same being the north line of all the lots facing on Woodland Street, to the northeast corner of W. H. Lincoln's lot; thence north 500 feet to a stake; thence east to the west line of the Commerce road; thence north with said road to a point opposite Mrs. Bell's northwest corner; thence with said Bell's north boundary to the northeast corner of same; thence in an easterly direction to an elm in the northwest corner of L. A. Phillips yard; thence east 200 feet to a stake; thence to the northwest corner of the Christian Church lot; thence to the northeast corner of said church lot; thence south with the east line of the church lot and with the east line of the Catamount road to a stake in the south boundary of the Tennessee Central Railroad at pike crossing; thence with said right-of-way to the northeast corner of the Watertown Rolling Mill lot; thence south with said lot and to the Round Lick Creek; thence in a westerly direction with the meanderings of said creek to the eastern line of the Watertown and Statesville road; thence north with said road's eastern line to the south line of the Tennessee Central Railroad right-of-way; thence with south line of said right-of-way to the beginning, and shall embrace all lands in the said boundaries.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That all parcels of land Certain lands within the foregoing boundaries not improved and used for exempt from farming purposes, or that are ancultivated, exceeding one
acre, shall be free from municipal taxation until improved, and when an improvement shall have been made, one acre, together witii the improvements thereon, may be subjected to taxation.
SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That the government of said town shall be invested in a Mavor and six Aldermen,