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John F. Kennedy: Executive Order 11067—Including Certain Tracts of Land in the Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests, Respectively
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John F. Kennedy
Executive Order 11067—Including Certain Tracts of Land in the Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests, Respectively
November 27, 1962
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WHEREAS on June 28, 1962, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the United States Department of Agriculture entered into an agreement (Contract TV-21679A ) providing for the transfer by the Authority to the Department of certain rights with respect to certain lands situated in the Second and Third Civil Districts of Polk County, State of Tennessee, and for the transfer by the Authority to the Department of the right of possession and all other right, title, and interest which the Authority might have in or to certain lands situated in the Second Civil District of Polk County, Tennessee, and in Cherokee County, North Carolina, so that such land rights and such lands as hereinafter specified may be included in and reserved as parts of the Nantahala National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement and subject to the approval required by Section 4(k)(c) of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933, as amended by the Act of July 18, 1941 (16 U.S.C. 831c(k) (c)); and

WHEREAS, on October 18, 1962, the agreenment between the Tennessee Valley Authority and the United States Department of Agriculture was approved by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget pursuant to the provisions of Section 4(k) (c) of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933, as amended, and of Section 1 (h) of Executive Order No. 10530 of May 10, 1954; and

WHEREAS it appears that such land rights and lands are suitable for national forest purposes and that their inclusion in the Nantahala National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest would be in the public interest;

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 24 of the Act of March 3, 1891, 26 Stat. 1103, and the Act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 34, 36 (16 U.S.C. 471, 473), and as President of the United States, and upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is ordered that the following-described lands in Cherokee County, North Carolina, be included in and reserved as a part of the Nantahala National Forest:

TRACT NO. XTFBR-15

Land lying in the Beaverdam and Shoal Creek Townships of Cherokee County, State of North Carolina, on both shores of Apalachia Lake, approximately 1/4 mile west of Hiwassee Dam, the said land being comprised of two separate parcels and being more particularly described as follows:

PARCEL NO. 1

Beginning at a point in the 1280-foot contour on the north shore of Apalachia Lake and in the boundary of the land previously conveyed in fee by the Tennessee Valley Authority to the U.S. Forest Service designated as Tract No. XTFBR-3 from which a bronze plate (Coordinates: N. 548,779; E. 449,905 ) set in a flat rock and stamped "73-3A RM' bears N. 5ø 35' W. at a distance of 14 feet.
From the initial point,
With the boundary between the lands of the United States of America (TVA) and the U.S. Forest Service by bearings and distances as follows:
N. 5ø 35' W., 1183 feet, passing the bronze plate set in a fiat rock and stamped "73-3A RM" at 14 feet, to a large boulder in which is set a bronze plate stamped 72-9;
N. 52ø 17' E., 1866 feet to a metal marker in the southwest line of the right of way for the Hiwassee-Chickamauga Transmission Line;
Leaving the boundary between the lands of the United States of America (TVA) and the U.S. Forest Service and with the southwest line of the right of way for the Hiwassee-Chickamauga Transmission Line, a line 75 feet southwest of and parallel to the center line of the said transmission line, S. 39ø 41' E., 1020 feet to a metal marker;
Leaving the line parallel to the transmission line, S. 20ø 14' W., 1580 feet to a metal marker;
S. 45ø 09' E., approximately 350 feet to a point in the 1280~foot contour on the north shore of Apalachia Lake;
With the 1280-foot contour as it meanders in a westerly direction to the point of beginning.
The land described above as Parcel No. 1 contains 82.5 acres, more or less.

PARCEL NO. 2

Beginning at a point in the 1280-foot contour on the south shore of Apalachia Lake and in the boundary of the land previously conveyed in fee by the Tennessee Valley Authority to the U.S. Forest Service designated as Tract No. XTFBR-3 from which the bronze plate (Coordinates: N. 548,779; E. 449,905) set in a flat rock and stamped "73-3A RM" in the boundary of the above described Parcel No. 1 bears N. 5ø 35' W. at a distance of 574 feet.
From the initial point,
With the 1280-foot contour as it meanders in an easterly direction to a point in the southeasterly prolongation of that course identified in the above metes and bounds description of Parcel No. 1 by a bearing and distance of S. 45ø 09' E., approximately 350 feet;
S. 45ø 09' E., approximately 500 feet to a metal marker from which the metal marker at the northwest end of the above mentioned course of Parcel No. 1 (S. 45ø 09' E., approximately 350 feet) bears N. 45ø 09' W. at a distance of 1158 feet;
N. 76ø 50' E, 1299 feet to a metal marker in the boundary of the United States of America's land;
With the United States of America's boundary line by bearings and distances as follows:
S. 5ø 12' E., 714 feet, passing a metal marker at 137 feet, to a metal marker; S. 47ø 15ø W, 897 feet to a metal marker;
N. 83ø 53' W., 745 feet to a 20-inch chestnut tree;
N. 83ø 48' W., 666 feet to US-TVA Monument HDR-84;
N. 83ø 53' W., 253 feet to US-TVA Monument HDR-85;
N. 83ø 54' W., 207 feet to US-TVA Monument 26-3;
N. 84ø 03' W, 954 feet to US-TVA Monument 26-1;

With the boundary line between the lands of the United States of America (TVA) and the U.S. Forest Service N. 5ø 35' W., 932 feet, passing US-TVA Monument 27-1 RM at 917 feet, to the point of beginning. The land described above as Parcel No. 2 contains 83.5 acres, more or less.
All of the above described land comprising Parcels 1 and 2 contains a total of 166 acres, more or less.


Note: There is excepted from the properties transferred to the said Department mineral rights outstanding in third parties to that portion of the tract carved from tract AR-85 which lies in Section 33, record of which is found in deed book 4, page 120.

The positions of corners and directions of lines are referred to the Tennessee Coordinate System. The boundary markers designated "US-TVA Monument" are concrete monuments capped by bronze tablets imprinted with the given numbers.

JOHN F. KENNEDY
THE WHITE HOUSE,
November 27, 1962

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Citation: John F. Kennedy: "Executive Order 11067—Including Certain Tracts of Land in the Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests, Respectively," November 27, 1962. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=59006.
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