Colorado's Northeast Corner

Colorado's Northeast Corner (HM28WM)

Location: Big Springs, NE 69122 Sedgwick County
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N 41° 0.141', W 102° 3.095'

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The Organic Act creating the Territory of Colorado was signed by President Buchanan on February 26, 1861. The act carved from the territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and New Mexico the 104,247 square miles that became the 38th state in 1876. The original survey establishing this boundary point was completed by Oliver N. Chaffee on October 7, 1869 and recorded on a six foot limestone shaft set in a circular earth mound centered at the intersection of the 25th meridian west from Washington, D.C. and the 41st parallel north from the equator. At its time of replacement in 1976, the broken shaft, originally inscribed on the north, 25 W.L.; east, Nebraska; west, 41 N.L.; and south, 68 M. 79 CH. and 59 LKS. (the distance between the 40th and 41st parallels) was badly eroded. When resurveyed, the new inscription cited the now standard Greenwich reference for the longitudinal measurement.
HM NumberHM28WM
Year Placed1977
Placed ByThe State Historical Society of Colorado and the People of Sedgwick County through the Mrs. J.N. Hall Endowment
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 747972 N 4543205
Decimal Degrees41.00235000, -102.05158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.141', W 102° 3.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 8.46" N, 102° 3' 5.7" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near County Rd 63.2, Big Springs NE 69122, US
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