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Near Alamo in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Boundary

Nevada’s Southern Boundary 1861-1867

 
 
Old Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
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 degree west longitude and the Colorado River, and to the east of the boundary of California. This action, taken on January 18, 1867, gave to the State of Nevada the permanent boundaries as they are today.
 
Erected 1978 by Nevada State Park System, Southern Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 58.)
 
Location. 37° 2.677′ N, 114° 59.065′ W. Marker is near Alamo, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 13, 30 miles south of Alamo, Nevada, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office
Marker in its entirety image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
2. Marker in its entirety
area: Alamo NV 89001, United States of America.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
3. Marker site
Old Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
4. Old Boundary Marker
View east from marker.
Old Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
5. Old Boundary Marker
View west from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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