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Near Blanding in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Utah

(Four Corners)

 
 
Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
1. Utah Marker
Inscription. Prior to surveyors setting the four Corners Monument this boundless land was inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloans, followed by the Dine, Ute and other indigenous people. Over time, this land was claimed by Spain, taken in war by Mexico, ceded to the U.S. by treaty and organized into territories.

Mormon settlers declared the Provisional State of Deseret in 1849. The Congressional Compromise of 1850 created the territories of Utah and New Mexico, separating the free north from the slave South along the 37th parallel of latitude.

U.S. Surveyor Howard B. Carpenter established the territorial line between Arizona and Utah in 1901, running from West to East, ending the survey at the Four Corners Monument.

Today, the Four Corners Monument marks the point where the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, and the States of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet in peace.
 
Erected 2010 by National Society of Professional Surveyors.
 
Location. 36° 59.95′ N, 109° 2.72′ W. Marker is near Blanding, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from 4 Corners Road half a mile west of U.S. 160. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blanding UT 84511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Four Corners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
2. Four Corners Monument
Utah is at the left in photo.
At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arizona (a few steps from this marker in Arizona); Colorado (a few steps from this marker in Colorado); New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker in New Mexico); Four Corners – A Common Bond (within shouting distance of this marker in New Mexico); Beclabito Dome (approx. 11.7 miles away in New Mexico).
 
More about this marker. This park is currently open 7 days a week 7:00am - 7:00pm (DST)

Park Fee:
$3.00 per person
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Four Corners Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
3. Four Corners Survey Marker
Utah State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
4. Utah State Seal
Four Corners image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1, 1994
5. Four Corners
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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