Four Corners - A Common Bond

Four Corners - A Common Bond (HMOEH)

Location: Laguna, UT 87038 Cibola County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 59.934', W 109° 2.708'

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This is the only place in the United States marking the common corner of four states - Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

Who established this corner?

The four corners monument was established and perpetuated by U.S. Government Surveyors and Astronomers beginning in 1868. Surveyors Darling, Robbins, Reeves and Carpenter surveyed the boundary lines between the states.

In 1899, U.S. Surveyors Hubert Page and James Lentz found the four corners monument disturbed and broken. They marked and set a new stone at the original location. Everett Kimmell, General Land Office, remonumented the Page - Lentz stone with a concrete and brass monument in 1931. The Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs poured a concrete paving block around the Kimmell monument in 1962. In 1992, Cadastral Surveyors Darryl Wilson and Jack Eaves officially remonumented the deteriorating Kimmell marker with an aluminum bronze disc. The structure that you see today was rebuilt by the Bureau of Land Management.

The four corners area is surrounded by Indian Lands. The Navajo Nation lies in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The Ute Mountain Ute Nation is located in Colorado. Respect the culture and traditions of the four corners area.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 673948 N 4096536
Decimal Degrees36.99890000, -109.04513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.934', W 109° 2.708'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 56.04" N, 109° 2' 42.48" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 NM-597, Laguna UT 87038, US
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