Old Boundary

Old Boundary (HM6M)

Location: Caliente, NV 89008 Lincoln County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.677', W 114° 59.065'

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Nevada's Southern Boundary 1861-1867

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 degree west longitude and the Colorado River, and to the east of the boundary of California. This action, taken on January 18, 1867, gave to the State of Nevada the permanent boundaries as they are today.
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HM NumberHM6M
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Marker Number58
Year Placed1978
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Southern Nevada Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:40am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 679244 N 4101721
Decimal Degrees37.04461667, -114.98441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.677', W 114° 59.065'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 40.62" N, 114° 59' 3.90" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 386 US-93, Caliente NV 89008, US
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