Creator

Date Original

1950

Description

This abstract of title was compiled by Beach Abstract and Guaranty Company of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin DuVal, an early settler, owned property adjacent to Little Rock, Arkansas. This landholding was added to the city limits in 1872 and the resident paid city taxes as of April 28, 1873, as well as received the benefits of incorporation. In 1877, an act titled “An act to define the boundary line of the city of Little Rock” placed the new addition outside the city limits. The county fought against this act believing that jurisdiction to determine boundaries of a municipal corporation was for the courts, and not the legislature to determine. The courts ruled the act of 1877 unconstitutional and the DuVal's Addition was incorporated into the boundaries of the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, by ordinance on June 7, 1881.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.014a

Resource Type

Text

Collection

DuVal's addition abstract of title, SMC.007.014a

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

DuVal's addition abstract of title, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Share

COinS