The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian - Cairo, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 59.558 W 089° 09.480
16S E 307958 N 4096232
Quick Description: Just up the hwy from Fort Defiance is another of these Meridian markers
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2014 4:55:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMM0FB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:

County of marker: Alexander County
Location of marker: US 51, N. of Fort Defiance

Marker text:
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,810 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: 1,810 feet

If other type, please explain.: Not listed

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