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Historical Survey Marker - Cairo, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 59.254 W 089° 09.021
16S E 308626 N 4095654
Quick Description: Indicates 3rd Principal Meridian
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2014 4:49:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMM0F9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 15

Long Description:

County of marker: Alexander County
Location of marker: US 60/US 51, parking lot at entrance to Fort Defiance, Cairo

Marker text:

HISTORICAL SURVEY MARKER
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,735 feet directly North of this point.
In November, 1803, this was the mouth of the Ohio River. At this location, the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery encamped for six days

Line type: Historical meridian

Tolerance: 1,735 feet

If other type, please explain.: Not listed

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