Ellicott's Stone

Ellicott's Stone (HM1C7C)

Location: Axis, AL 36505 Mobile County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 59.779', W 88° 1.509'

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Erected April 9th, 1799

Marks 1st Southern Boundary of the United States and the Mississippi Territory created in 1798
——-900 feet East——-

Stone marked 31? North Latitude separating the U.S. & Spanish Florida.

This line of demarcation ran from the Mississippi east, along the 31? parallel to the Chattahoochie River, thence down that river to the mouth of the Flint River, thence on a line to the headwaters of the St. Mary's River, thence down that river to the Atlantic Ocean.

Major Andrew Ellicott, appointed by George Washington as U.S. Commissioner to survey the boundary as defined in the Treaty of San Lorenzo (1795), was engaged in this expedition from 1796-1800. Esteban Minor was appointed Commissioner on the Spanish side.

In 1803, the Ellicott Stone was selected as the Initial Point to begin the U.S. Public Land Surveys which control land boundaries in southern Alabama & Mississippi (St. Stephens Meridian).
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HM NumberHM1C7C
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByAlabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors & Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 402126 N 3429644
Decimal Degrees30.99631667, -88.02515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 59.779', W 88° 1.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 59' 46.74" N, 88° 1' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12775 Lofton Rd, Axis AL 36505, US
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