Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument

Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument (HMJN6)

Location: Needles, CA 92363 San Bernardino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.855', W 114° 39.709'

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This marker commemorates the iron column erected in 1876 at the southernmost tip of the boundary survey line run by Allexey W. Von Schmidt, U. S. astronomer and surveyor. The line dividing Nevada and California was based on preliminary geodetic work by Lieutenant Joseph Christmas Ives. Ives determined the Colorado River end of the proposed oblique California-Nevada boundary. Von Schmidt calculated and ran the first complete survey of the boundary. His solar observations erred slightly - - the actual line now being ? mile to the north.
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HM NumberHMJN6
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Marker Number188
Year Placed1974
Placed ByNeedles Chapter San Bernadino County Museum Association and California, Arizona and Nevada Development Association "Can Do"
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 713346 N 3877121
Decimal Degrees35.01425000, -114.66181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.855', W 114° 39.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 51.30" N, 114° 39' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 Needles Hwy, Needles CA 92363, US
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