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Beatty in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Boundary

Nevada's Southern Boundary 1861 -1867

 
 
Old Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
1. Old Boundary Marker
Inscription. The 37th Degree North Latitude is marked at this point as the dividing line between the territories of Utah and New Mexico under the provisions of the Compromise of 1850 which originally organized the land ceded by Mexico in 1848.

When the Territory of Nevada was carved from western Utah in 1861, this line became the southern boundary of the new territory and continued to serve as such when the territory and state were enlarged by extensions to the east in 1862 and 1866, respectively.

In 1867, the Nevada Legislature approved the action of Congress to add that portion of the territory of Arizona which lay to the south of this line west of the 114 West Longitude and the Colorado River, and to the east of the boundary to California. This action, taken on January 18, 1867, gave the State of Nevada the permanent boundaries as they are today.
 
Erected 1999 by State Historic Preservation Office, Southern Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Location. 37° 0.116′ N, 116° 43.551′ W. Marker is in Beatty, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker is on U.S. 95 1.6 miles north of East Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Due north of Beatty. Marker is in this post
Old Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
2. Old Boundary Marker
and the view west from the marker.
office area: Beatty NV 89003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beatty (approx. 6.8 miles away); Rhyolite's District of Shadows (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A twin marker has been placed at another site of the Old Boundery
 
Also see . . .  1866 Johnson Map of California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. A cartographic image of the California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah boundaries in 1866. (Submitted on August 23, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
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Nye County Old Boundary Marker - The View East image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
3. Nye County Old Boundary Marker - The View East
Nye County Old Boundary Marker, The View South image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
4. Nye County Old Boundary Marker, The View South
Nye County Old Boundary Marker, the View North image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
5. Nye County Old Boundary Marker, the View North
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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