- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Nearly 300 homes are being moved from one South Carolina county to another to fix a 121-year-old mapping error.

News outlets report the land will move from Dorchester County to Berkeley County as early as next week when the latter county’s boundary shifts south. The shift will give Berkeley County an additional $250,000 in annual property taxes, most of which will go toward its school district.

The mapping error is believed to have been made by surveyors around the time Dorchester County was created in 1897. Officials have known about the error for decades, but only recently came to an agreement over the roughly 3,000 acres of land. The state Bureau of Statistics pushed for an agreement in 2013 when it demanded that county lines across the state be reconciled.

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