Near Follett in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Northeast Corner of Texas
(3.56 miles north of this marker)
Of some nine surveys made to locate corner on ground, almost none coincided. Even so, three blocks were annexed to Texas from Oklahoma (1903, 1929) - to confusion of landowners. One man claimed he went to bed in Oklahoma and awoke in Texas.
In 1929 U.S. Supreme Court had a final survey run. Some people with land formerly in Oklahoma could not afford to repurchase it in Texas, but exact site of corner was at last determined.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3611.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 36° 26.003′ N, 100° 0.049′ W. Marker is near Follett, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 15 and Oklahoma State line, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Follett TX 79034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this markerFairmont Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Follett (approx. 7.6 miles away); Follett United Methodist Church and Church Bell (approx. 7.6 miles away); Follett United Methodist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.