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

Surveys of the 100th Meridian

The Red River Journey

 
 
Surveys of the 100th Meridian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Surveys of the 100th Meridian Marker
Inscription.  The 100th Meridian, Oklahoma's western boundary south of the Panhandle, was specified in the 1819 Adam-Otis Treaty between the United States and Spain. Surveys in 1858 and 1860 found that maps previously located that border one hundred miles too far east. Litigation and later surveys moved the boundary back and forth until the US Supreme Court ruled that a recent survey determined the true meridian in 1930.

One Oklahoma resident noted that, although she had not changed her residence in 45 years, she had lived in one territory, two states, and three counties.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 35° 29.622′ N, 97° 29.967′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nazih Zuhdi Drive. 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 Dr, 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. Old Greer County (a few steps from this marker); Seal of Oklahoma
Surveys of the 100th Meridian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Surveys of the 100th Meridian Marker
Marker is on the right, in the shrubs
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(a few steps from this marker); Marcy's Survey of the Red River (a few steps from this marker); First Shelterbelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Altus Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); Devil's Canyon (within shouting distance of this marker); W.C. Austin Project (within shouting distance of this marker); 1834 Dragoon Expedition (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 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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