Cordova Island's Original International Boundary
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 31° 46.113 W 106° 27.359
13R E 362123 N 3515703
Quick Description: Cordova Island's original international boundary was defined using evenly spaced cement fence post, and cast iron markers, that identified the Mexico border around Cordova Island.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2011 1:32:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMBRK0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 7

Long Description:
Marker is located at the Chamizal National Memorial, on the north side of the park along East Paisano Drive.

If you were standing here prior to the Chamizal Treaty of 1963, you would have been on a Mexican "island" looking into the United States. Referred to a Cordova Island because it was completely surrounded by the United States, this parcel of land was given to the U. S. by Mexico in exchange for land to the west.

Cordova Island's original international boundary was defined using evenly spaced cement fence post, and cast iron markers such as the one before you. This 600-pound marker was one of nineteen that identified the Mexico border around Cordova Island.
Monumentation Type: Concrete post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

County: El Paso, Texas

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

USGS Quad: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Approximate date of monument: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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