Southern Boundary of the United States

Southern Boundary of the United States (HM1E4Z)

Location: Cottonwood, AL 36320 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 59.907', W 85° 24.442'

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On October 27, 1795, the United States concluded the Treaty of San Lorenzo with Spain, establishing 31 north latitude as the boundary between its southern territory and West Florida. Despite Spanish delays, commissions representing the two countries began the eastward survey at the Mississippi River. They passed this point in August 1799, and continued to the Chattahoochee River. They later abandoned the boundary survey east of the river due to persistent Indian attacks. The 381 mile survey became known as Ellicott's line in reference to Andrew Ellicott, surveyor for the U.S. commission.
HM NumberHM1E4Z
Year Placed1995
Placed ByThe Houston County Commission, Dothan Landmarks Foundation, and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 652054 N 3430518
Decimal Degrees30.99845000, -85.40736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 59.907', W 85° 24.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 59' 54.42" N, 85° 24' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15491 S Oates St, Cottonwood AL 36320, US
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