NW Angle & Islands

NW Angle & Islands (HM13AT)

Location: Angle Inlet, MN 56711 Lake of the Woods County
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Country: United States of America
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N 49° 21.178', W 95° 4.91'

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The Northwest Angle, the northernmost land of the 48 states, owes its existence to Benjamin Franklin, U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary. His negotiations at the Treaty of Paris of 1783 won British acceptance of the border extending from the "most northernwesternmost point" of Lake of the Woods to the Boundary Waters. Despite British opposition later, this original Minnesota northern border stood inviolate. In 1818 a due south line connected to the new 49? latitude western border. Thus the Northwest Angle & Islands were created. Said border also established the "Arrowhead Region" for the U. S. including two of the world's great iron ranges, the Mesabi and the Vermillion.
HM NumberHM13AT
Year Placed2006
Placed ByFriends of Franklin, Inc, Philadelphia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15U E 348813 N 5468779
Decimal Degrees49.35296667, -95.08183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 21.178', W 95° 4.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 21' 10.68" N, 95° 4' 54.60" W
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Area Code(s)218
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Prothero Dr NW, Angle Inlet MN 56711, US
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