On Friday Secretary of State Brian Kemp spent 4 hours searching around the Ocmulgee River in hopes of ending the century long border-war between Bibb and Monroe Counties.
"I felt like it would help me in my decision making process." says Kemp.
Representatives from both counties joined Kemp on the tour of the disputed area, including Bibb Attorney Virgil Adams and Monroe Chairman James Vaughn.
Kemp is the third Secretary of State to try and resolve the long dispute, in which millions of dollars in tax revenue are at stake.
Kemp says he went on the tour to help him come to a clear decision on whether to agree with a survey done back in 2009 by Terry Scarburough, which puts Monroe County's border further south.
The dispute stems from the ferry landing Scarburough used to mark the county line. Bibb claims Scarburough did not find the correct landing based on legislation from the 1800s; Monroe County disagrees.
"It's key. Everybody's been talking about it. You know how many ferry sites are there. Is there 1. Is there 2. Is there 3," says Kemp.
On the 4 hour tour Kemp did not collect any new evidence by either side. Both counties have spent countless hours in court and have already presented hundreds of pieces of evidence to try and prove their cases.
Secretary of State Kemp says there is a simple solution to ending this whole drawn out debate sooner rather than later.
"The best thing that can happen in this is for the leadership in the two counties to get together an resolve this issue. They have the ability to do that," says Kemp.
Unfortunately, Kemp says neither are close to reaching that point.
Kemp's tour on Friday was closed to the media. 41 NBC did reach out to both Bibb County Chairman Sam Hart and Monroe County Chairman James Vaughn for comment on Kemp's visit, but neither responded. According to Kemp, a decision on the border dispute could be made in a couple months.