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Corporate Limits
Section 33-2
(a) Filing. The courses and distances showing the exact corporate limits of the Town shall be filed at all times with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Prince George's County, the Commissioner of the Land Office, the Director of the Department of Legislative Reference, and the Secretary of State of Maryland.

A copy of the courses and distance describing the corporate boundaries shall be on file in the office of the Mayor or of the Town Clerk. All the officials named in this section are hereby directed to file or record all such descriptions of corporate boundaries so filed with them, each in a suitable book or place, properly indexed and reasonably available for public inspection during normal business hours.

The boundaries of the Town of Forest Heights shall be as follows:

(b) Original boundaries. The original corporate boundaries:

(1) Being all of those tracts of land comprising Sections Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), and Seven (7), of the subdivision known as Forest Heights, Prince George's County, Maryland, as per plat thereof duly recorded among the Plat Records of said county as follows:

Section 2, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 8, Folio 43.
Section 3, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 9, Folio 77.
Section 4, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 13.
Section 5, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 14.
Section 6, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 24.
Section 7, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 51.

(2) Also that parcel of land bounded on the East by the Indian Head Highway, on the south and southeast by the Parkway Drive and the intersection of Parkway Drive with the Indian Head Highway, on the west by the boundaries of the rear line of the lots of block (C), Section 2 on Parkway Drive, and on the north by the northern boundary, extended east, of the rear line of the lots of Block (C), Section 2 on Huron Drive.

(3) Also that parcel of land east of the Indian Head Highway, south of Livingston Road, and bounded on the east and south by Sections 5 and 6, as specified above. For the purposes of incorporation all the above tracts of land shall be regarded as contiguous, so that if gaps or islands should be found between them as a result of resurveys or surveyor's mistakes or inaccuracies, such gaps and islands shall be part of the incorporated area.

(c) First extension. The boundaries of the Town of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following three parcels of land.

(1) Beginning for the same at the intersection of the Westerly and Southerly outline of Section 7 in the Subdivision of Forest Heights as per plat thereof recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book B. B. 10, Folio 51 and running thence (1) N. 87° 46' 30" W. 361.32 ft., thence with the Eastern line of the United States Government Hospital land to wit: (2) N. 11° 6' 20" E. 184 ft. (3) N. 1° 31' 20" E. 231. ft. (5) N. 39° 42' 40" W. 346.50 ft. (6) N. 49° 13' 40" W. 297.00 ft. (7) N. 5° 1' 20" E. 242.88 ft. (8) N. 25° 28' 40" W. 423.72 ft. thence leaving the said Hospital lands (9) N. 46° 08' 20" E. 413.27 ft. (10) S. 43° 51' 40" E. 865.31 ft. (11) S. 13° 10' 30" E. 1185.15 ft. (12) S. 6° 43' 30" W. 364.43 ft. to the place of beginning, containing 25,4142 acres more or less, as per plat and survey made by Charles W. Menard, Surveyor, December, 1952.

(2) Beginning for the same in the East line of the Prince George's County School holdings at the North line of Block C, Section 2 of the Subdivision of Forest Heights as incorporated under Chapter 142 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland in the year 1949 and running thence (1) N. 15° 18' W. 80 ft. (2) N. 74° 42' E. 4.33 ft. (3) N. 15° 18' W. 371.47 ft. thence leaving the aforementioned East boundary of the School property (4) N. 75° 15' 15" E. 50 ft. (5) S. 15° 18' E. 241.02 ft. (6) N. 74° 42' E. 566.41 ft. (7) thence with the arc of a curve 29.19 ft. drawn to a radius of 390 ft. and having a delta angle of 18° 27' 20" and curving from Northerly to Easterly, thence (8) with the arc of a curve 29.83 ft. drawn to a radius of 22.54 ft. and curving from Northerly to Westerly, thence (9) N. 74° 42' E. 185.19 ft. (10) S. 6° 25' 40" 80.97 ft. thence (11). with the arc of a curve 28.32 ft. drawn to a radius of 20 ft. and curving from Northerly to Westerly, thence (12) S. 74° 42' W. 77.16 ft. (13) thence 109.48 ft. with the arc of a curve drawn to a radius of 340 ft., and having a delta angle of 18° 27' 20" and curving from Westerly to Southerly, thence (14) S. 6° 25' 40" E. 164.48 ft. to the North boundary line of Block C, Section 2 of Forest Heights Subdivision aforementioned and with said North boundary line (15) S. 74° 42' W. 611.18 ft. to the place of beginning and containing, ........ acres, more or less, as per plat and survey made by Charles W. Menard, Surveyor, December, 1952.

(3) Beginning for the same at a point on the East side of the Indian Head Naval Reservation Access Road, said point at being at the Southwest corner of Lot No. 3, Block V, Section 5 of Forest Heights, said Section 5 being recorded among the Plat Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book B.B. No. 10, page 14, Section 5 being also cited in Section 2. House Bill No. 119, Chapter 142, an Act to incorporate The Town of Forest Heights, Maryland, said point of beginning being also at the Northwest corner of Lot No. 1, Block 3, Section 8 "Forest Heights" as recorded among said Plat Records in Plat Book W.N.W. 20, page 9A, thence leaving said road and running with the divisional line between Sections 5 and 8, which divisional line is also the present south boundary of Forest Heights, South 89 degrees 20 minutes 50 seconds East 453.67 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 3, Block U, Section 5 of said Forest Heights, thence with the divisional line between said Sections 5 and 8, being the present east boundary line of Forest Heights, North 00 degrees 35 minutes West approximately 667 feet to a stone at the North corner of the lot now owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, said stone being the beginning point of the First Parcel described in a deed dated April 16, 1951 and recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland, in Liber 1355 at folio 144 whereby the property was conveyed to William S. Banks and C.E. Banner by Oxon Hills, Inc., thence running with the 9th or last line of said conveyance reversed South 48 degrees 49 minutes East 829.60 feet to a gas pipe, thence continuing South 48 degrees 49 minutes East 26.40 feet to an old granite stone marked "B Cantor," said granite stone being the beginning point of the Second Parcel described in said conveyance and known as Lot No. 8, "Oxon Hill Manor," thence running with the lines of Lot No. 8 reversed the 8 following courses and distances (1) North 74 degrees East 57 1/12 perches (914.9 feet), (2) South 28 degrees 30 minutes East 8 perches (132 feet), (3) South 19 degrees 30 minutes East 26 perches (429 feet), (4) South 2 degrees 30 minutes East 29 1/2 perches (486.75 feet), (S) South 81 degrees 30 minutes West 18 perches (297 feet), (6) South 85 degrees West 13 14/25 perches (223.7 feet), (7) South 60 degrees 30 minutes West 27 18/25 perches (457.40 feet), and (8) North 46 degrees 45 minutes West 51 perches (841.5 feet) to intersect the 8th or North 34 degrees 10 minutes East 1952.05 foot line of the First Parcel, thence running with part of said 8th line reversed South 34 degrees 10 minutes West approximately 1194 feet to the said East side of the Indian Head Naval Reservation Access Road, thence running with the said side of said road approximately 1325 feet to the point of beginning. Including all of the subdivision known as Section 8, "Forest Heights," as per plats thereof recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland, in Plat Book W. W. W. 21, Folio 32 and Plat Book W. W. W. 20, Folio 95, part of the First Parcel and all of the Second Parcel above referred to and such other land subdivided or not subdivided as comes within the above defined area.

(d) Second extension. The boundaries of the Town of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following parcels of land:

(1) Beginning at an iron pipe located North 74 degrees 42 minutes East 4.33 feet from the Southeast corner of Lot 26 in Block 200 in the subdivision known as Section 10, Forest Heights, as per plat recorded in Plat Book WWW No. 19, Plat No. 15 among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland and running thence South 74 degrees 42 minutes West 1286.76 feet and running thence North 12 degrees 50 minutes 50 seconds East 375.16 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 22 degrees 19 minutes 50 seconds East 99 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 71 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds East 722.16 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 75 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds East 328.60 feet to an iron pipe located in the Westerly line of Chester Street as shown on the recorded plat of Section 10, Forest Heights and running thence with the Westerly side of Chester Street projected and extended South 15 degrees 18 minutes East approximately 452 feet to the place of beginning; compromising all that portion of said Section 10, Forest Heights located West of the Westerly line of Chester Street, as projected and extended to the Southerly line of said subdivision; otherwise known as Forest Heights Elementary School.

(2) Beginning at a point in the eighth line of a deed from Rosa E. Wasney, widow, to John W. Miller, dated June 19th 1942, and being recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County in Liber 652, Folio 394, said point of beginning being situated 150 feet measured radially from Station 879, 36.78 of the base line of Right of Way, as said base line of Right of Way is delineated on State Roads Commission's Plat No. 13600, said point of beginning being also the intersection of said eighth line with the northerly Right of Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, running thence and binding on a part of said northerly Right of Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway by a curve to the left having a radius of 3014.79 feet for a distance of 615.88 feet, said curve being subtended by a chord S. 67 degrees, 37 minutes, 10 seconds West 614.81 feet to intersect a line established as the title line between the properties of the State of Maryland to the use of the State Roads Commission of Maryland and the Board of Education of Prince George's County, running thence and binding on the aforementioned title line between the State of Maryland to the use of the State Roads Commission of Maryland and the Board of Education of Prince George's County North 24 degrees, 18 minutes, 10 seconds, West 607.30 feet to intersect the sixth line of the aforementioned deed from Rosa E. Wasney, widow, to John W. Miller, running thence and binding on said sixth line North 34 decrees, 13 minutes, 50 seconds East 349.08 feet to the end thereof, thence leaving said sixth line and binding on a part of the seventh and eighth lines of the aforementioned deed from Rosa E. Wasney, widow, to John W. Miller South 50 degrees, 01 minutes, 23 seconds East 834.50 feet and South 13 degrees, 37 minutes and 30 seconds West 73.92 feet to the place of beginning, containing 8.20 acres; otherwise known as Flintstone Elementary School.

(e) Third extension. The boundaries of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following parcel of land:

Part or parcel of that certain tract of land shown in Plat recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book 22 at Plat 32, lying immediately North of Block numbered Two Hundred Three (203) and extending North 74 degrees 42 minutes East 214 feet more or less to the line of a storm drain easement; thence North 69 degrees 30 minutes West 260 feet more or less to the eastward line of Chester Way:, thence South 15 degrees 18 minutes West 152 feet more or less to the northward line of Lot 1 in Block 203 at the point of beginning; containing 16,050 square feet of land, more or less.

(f) Fourth extension. The boundaries of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following parcels of land:

Parcel # 1. Beginning at an iron pipe on the south right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway (Highway Plat No. 13600 & 14599), said pipe being on the division line between Lots 6 and 7, Joseph S. Wasney's "Oxon Hill Manor," Oxon Hill District, Prince George's County, Maryland, and running with the West line of Lot 7, S 5 deg. 21 min. 30 sec. E, 771.22 feet to an iron pipe (P. CC.) on the North side of Oxon Hill Road (Highway Plat 3084), thence with said road on a curve whose Radius= 289.79 feet, Delta= 4 deg. 18 min. 43 sec., Arc= 217.86 feet, S 75 deg. 36 min. 10 sec. W, Chord= 217.80 feet to a C. S., thence with a chord spiral, S 72 deg. 14 min. 40 sec. W, 151.03 feet to a S. T., thence S 72 deg. 01 min. 50 sec. W, 83.39 feet to an iron pipe; thence leaving Oxon Hill Road and running with the East line of the Oxon Hill Lutheran Church N 20 deg. 53 min. 30 sec. W, 202.91 feet to a stone; thence N 12 deg. 05 min. 30 sec. W, 422.07 feet to an iron pipe (P. CC.); thence with the South right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway on a curve whose Radius= 879.93 feet, Delta= 6 deg. 51 min. 35 sec., Arc= 105.35 feet. N 44 deg. 31 min. 00 sec. E, Chord= 105.31 feet to an iron pipe, thence with a curve whose Radius= 2714.79 feet, Delta= 10 deg. 32 min. 06 sec., Arc= 499.17 feet, N 64 deg. 16 min. 10 sec. E. Chord= 498.47 feet to the point of beginning.

This part of Lot 6. Joseph S. Wasney's "Oxon Hill Manor" contains 8.4823 acres. Present owner is Forest Heights Baptist Church, Liber 2221 at Folio 514.

Parcel #2. Being part of the land of the State Roads Commission of Maryland as shown on Highway Plat No. 14599 and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, said point being the Northwest corner of the Forest Heights Baptist Church property as described in Liber 221 at Folio 514; thence N 06 deg. 21 min. 40 sec. E, 406.26 feet to the Southwest corner of the Flintstone Elementary School property, said point being located on the North right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway; thence along the North right-of-way line on a curve having a Radius= 3014.79 feet. Delta= 11 deg. 42 min. 17 sec. Arc= 615.88 feet, Tangent= 309.02 feet, Chord= 614.81 feet, and a Chord Bearing of N 67 deg. 36 min. 20 sec. E to a point, said point being a corner of the Flintstone Elementary School property: thence S 14 deg. 39 min. 00 sec. W, 358.12 feet to the Northeast corner of the Forest Heights Baptist Church property, said point being on the South right-of-way line of the aforesaid highway; thence along the South right-of-way line of said highway on a curve having a Radius= 2714.79 feet, Delta= 10 deg. 32 min. 06 sec., Arc. [=] 499.17 feet, Tangent= 250.29 feet, Chord= 498.47 feet and a Chord Bearing a S 64 deg. 16 min. 10 sec. W to a point; thence continuing along the South right-of-way line on a curve having a Radius= 879.93 feet, Delta= 06 deg. 51 min. 35 sec., Arc= 105.35 feet, Tangent= 52.74 feet, Chord= 105.31 feet and a Chord Bearing of S 44 deg. 31 min. 00 sec. W to the point of beginning, containing 4.1441 acres. (Ch. Res. No. 1, August 21, 1963. sec. 2.)