Sixth Principle Meridian - Wray, CO
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N 40° 00.190 W 102° 03.107
13T E 751666 N 4432272
Quick Description: This marker commemorates the various surveys that were done in the 19th century near the corner point of of Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. Some of those surveys related to the 6th Principle Meridian which marks the border between Kansas & Nebraska.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2013 7:33:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMHZ92
Views: 27

Long Description:
The marker reads:

"The Corner Common to Nebraska and Kansas on the Colorado Line

The Survey of the base line of the 6th Principal Meridian, which also marks the boundary between Nebraska and Kansas was extended from the Alma Nebraska area to the summit of the Rocky Mountains by Jarret Todd and James Withrow in 1859.

In 1869, Oliver N. Caffee surveyed the western boundary of Nebraska and failing to locate the baseline, set the limestone monument 621.7 feet south of this position.

In 1872, John J. Majors surveyed the boundary between Kansas and Colorado commencing at Chaffee's Monument.

On June 15, 1873, Edwin Burwell intersected the baseline with Chaffee's state line and established the corner of Nebraska and Kansas on the Colorado line.

On October 17, 1990, the Bureau of Land Management remonumented this tri-state corner.

In recognition of those early surveyors, the skills they demonstrated and the hardships they endured we dedicate this plaque on June 1st, 1991."
Line type: Historical meridian

Tolerance: 387'

If other type, please explain.: Not listed

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