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Near Teec Nos Pos in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Arizona

(Four Corners)

 
 
Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
1. Arizona Marker
Inscription. The line separating the territories of New Mexico and Arizona was established as 32 degrees of longitude west of the Washington Meridian by Congressional Act of February 24, 1863, signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

The Washington Meridian bisected the Old Naval Observatory dome at the longitude of 77 degrees 03 minutes, and was the referenced longitude for 11 western states until the Greenwich Meridian was adopted in 1912, conveniently designated as zero degrees longitude.

In 1875 U.S. Surveyor Chandler Robbins navigated from the known latitude and longitude of the Ship Rock, surveyed 11.6 miles west to the desired longitude of 109 degrees 03 minutes. Then north to the east-west line previously established by Ehud N. Darling. At that point of intersection, Chandler set a marked stone monument.
 
Erected 2010 by National Society of Professional Surveyors.
 
Location. 36° 59.942′ N, 109° 2.719′ W. Marker is near Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker can be reached from 4 Corners Road half a mile west of U.S. 160. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Four Corners Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Teec Nos Pos AZ 86514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers
Four Corners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
2. Four Corners Monument
Arizona is at the right in photo.
are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utah (a few steps from this marker in Utah); New Mexico (a few steps from this marker in New Mexico); Four Corners – A Common Bond (a few steps from this marker in New Mexico); Colorado (a few steps from this marker in Colorado); Beclabito Dome (approx. 11.7 miles away in New Mexico).
 
Regarding Arizona. This park is currently open 7 days a week 7:00am - 7:00pm (DST)

Park Fee:
$3.00 per person
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Four Corners Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
3. Four Corners Survey Marker
Arizona State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
4. Arizona State Seal
Four Corners image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1, 1994
5. Four Corners
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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