Near Big Springs in Deuel County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Perkins County Nebraska
Organized on November 8, 1887 from a part of Keith County. Consists of generally prairie land with some sand hills. Its northwest corner is the northwest corner of section nineteen, township twelve, north, range forty-one west of the 6th P.M, which point is approximately 425 feet northerly and 50 feet westerly from this marker.
There are no flowing streams within its boundaries. In early times it was, perhaps, the driest part of the long cattle trail from Texas to Ogallala, and consisted mostly of cattle ranches. The county now has some 500 deep well irrigation systems and is made up of highly developed and diversified farms. Agriculture is the chief source of income for this beautiful and prosperous community.
Erected in memory of our pioneers and to honor the progressive citizens of this county.
Erected 1976 by The Perkins County Historical Society and the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Location. 41° 0.14′ N, 102° 3.094′ W. Marker is near Big Springs, Nebraska, in Deuel County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 36 and County Highway 63.2, on the left when traveling south on County Highway 36. Touch for map. Marker is located 4.3 miles southeast of Interstate
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colorado's Northeast Corner (here, next to this marker in Colorado); Sedgwick County Colorado (here, next to this marker in Colorado); Keith County Nebraska (here, next to this marker); Deuel County Nebraska (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Waterman Sod House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Phelps Hotel (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Springs.
More about this marker. The marker is adjacent to a weathered stone post and directional arrows marking the Colorado/Nebraska boundary and Colorado's Northeast Corner. The post is embedded in a concrete pad and surrounded by a wrought iron fence. The fenced enclosure also contains directional arrows and historical markers from each of the four surrounding counties - Sedgwick (CO), Perkins (NE), Keith (NE) and Deuel (NE).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Colorado/Nebraska Border Counties
Categories. • Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers •
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