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Near Follett in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Northeast Corner of Texas

(3.56 miles north of this marker)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Northeast Corner of Texas Marker
Inscription. Established by law in 1850 as intersection of 100 longitude and 36 30' latitude, this point remained in dispute 79 years.

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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairmont Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Follett (approx. 7.6 miles away); Follett United Methodist Church and Church Bell (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
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Northeast Corner of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Northeast Corner of Texas Marker
Northeast Corner of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Northeast Corner of Texas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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