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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border

The Red River Journey

 
 
Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border Marker
Inscription.  The original boundary between Oklahoma and Texas was the south cut-bank of the Red River. The river's volatility combined with its sandy banks caused the boundary to shift frequently. Oil production in the river raised questions of Indian oil headrights and resulting litigation fixed the boundary at south bluff.

In 1999 both states agreed to make the 517 mile vegetation line along the south bank the official boundary. Yet, the south vegetation line, and the border, will continue to vary over time.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
 
Location. 35° 29.608′ N, 97° 29.907′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chisholm Trail (here, next to this marker); San Bernardo (a few steps from this marker);
Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points to on the Red River walkway.
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State of Sequoyah (a few steps from this marker); Oil and Gas Industry (a few steps from this marker); Saurophaganax Maximus (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren's Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Pasture (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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