HISTORY OF PASCO COUNTY
Incorporation of Trilby (1913)The following is the text of the incorporation papers of 1913. Thanks to Jeff Cannon for providing this document.
THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF TRILBY FLA. RESIDING IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LIMITS.
Notice is here by given to all the registered voters residing in the following described limits to wit:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of NW 1/4 of Southeast 1/4 sec. 22 Township 23 S of Range 21 East, thence west 3/4 of one mile to NW corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 sec. 22 Township 23 South of Range 21 East, thence south one and 1/4 miles to the SW corner of the NW 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 sec 27 Township 23 South of Range 21 east thence east 3/4 mile to the SE-corner of the NW 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 sec. 27 township 23 south Range 21 east. thence north one and 1/4 miles to point of beginning Embraceing the Town of Trilby Florida. Are required to assemble at the office of T. S. McCorkle in the town of Trilby Fla. on Thursday the first day of May A. D. 1913, at 8 o’clock A. M. To organize a municipal Government, To select a corporate seal and to select by vote a mayor, Clerk, Marshall and five aldermen which shall be known as the City Council.
Names: H. O. Byrd M. D., T. S. McCorkle, J. E. Beach, R. H. Pitts, G. R. Pitts, D. Foster, W. A. J. Prescott, J. W. Brown, S. A. Lewis, W. G. Devane, M. D., L. M. McLeod, W. M. Watkins, W. H. Edwards, Dal Hilliard, H. Cunningham, Forrest Bankston, A. P. Hix, Geo T. Butler, Pierce Kerrell, L. Allen Jr., B. T. Butts, J. A. Bradshaw, J. J. Roller, B. F. Knott, C. F. Croft, R. B. Tyer, W. C. Mock, J. L. Keller, C. H. Tedder, E. G. Worthington, J. D. Turner, W. A. Croft.
At a call meeting of the voters of the City of Trilby in the County of Pasco in the state of Florida, having assembled themselves together in the office of T. S. McCorkle in the aforesaid town for the purpose of electing City Officers for the town of Trilby, F. Bankston presiding as chairman, Lott Allen, Jr acting Secretary, and citizens proceeded to vote as follows:
Moved and seconded that the incorporate name shall be the Town of Trilby, motion carried,
Moved and seconded that we adopt the Seal of "The Town of Trilby," same was carried -
Citizens proceeded to vote as follows:
For Mayor, Dr. W. G. DeVane, receiving a majority of the votes cast, was declared elected.
For Alderman, F. Bankston, J. J. Roller, R. H. Pitts, W. H. Edwards and Dr. H. O. Byrd, receiving the largest number of votes were declared elected.
For City Clerk, L. Allen, Jr. receiving the largest number of votes for that office was declared elected.
For City Marshal, W. M. Watkins, receiving the largest number of votes was declared elected to that office.
All of said officers taking the following oath, administered by W. P. Edwards, viz:
"That I and each of us, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States and of the State of Florida against all enemies, domestic and foreign, and that I will bear true faith, loyalty and allegiance to the same, and that I am entitled to hold office under the Constitution; that I will faithfully perform all the duties of the office which I am elected to on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
Under Article #100 General Statutes, count was made of number of qualified voters present, same being thirteen (13) Meeting adjourned.
W. P. Edwards, N. P. My commission expires 10/8/1913.
Filed for record May 6th 1913.
A. J. Burnside Clerk
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