Old Boundary - Nevada's Southern Boundary 1861 -1867
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 37° 00.123 W 116° 43.556
11S E 524384 N 4095135
Quick Description: An official Nevada historical marker located just off Hwy 95 and north of Beatty.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2018 3:02:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMY2BJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

Long Description:
This official Nevada historical marker resides on the west side of Hwy 95 and a few miles north of Beatty and notes the former southern boundary for Nevada in the 1860s.
Marker Title (required): Old Boundary - Nevada's Southern Boundary 1861 -1867

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 57

Marker Text (required):
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 west longitude and the Colorado River, and to the east of the boundary of California. This action, taken on January 18, 1867, gave the state of Nevada the permanent boundaries as they are today. STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 57 STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE


County (required): Nye

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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