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|Type:||Land - 0ft|
|Elevation:||3,687ft / 1,124m|
|Lat/Lon (WGS84): ||36°59'35.20" N, 102°02'31.77" W|
|13S 763234 4098199|
|Lat/Lon (NAD27): ||36°59'35.03" N, 102°02'30.10" W|
|13S 763281 4097992|
|USGS Quadrangle:||Sturgis (OK) (large ZIP/PDF)|
"Boundary Mon CO KS OK"
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Nearby POI: Opencaching.us
The Corner Corner: http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/pointdetail.php3?point=15
8 Mile Corner. Marker is concealed in crypt beneath removable manhole cover.
Wiki article: 8_Mile_Corner
Trip Report - Nov 20, 1990 - Jack Parsell
ACCESS ROUTE: From the junction of routes 95 and 56 near Elkhart, KS go N on 95 for 0.1 mile, then turn L (west) onto signed Road A. Proceed W on this road which becomes a good dirt road and after 7.7 miles reach the tri-point. The marker is a large, round metal plate set in the middle of the road in 1990. There is also a windmill marker in a small fenced-in park on the N side of the road.
On Jan. 29, 1861, when Kansas was admitted to the Union, the 25th meridian W of Washington, DC was established as the W boundary of KS. Colorado was organized as a territory on Feb. 28, 1861 with the same boundaries as at present, being made up from parts of the Territories of UT, NM, KS and NE. Earlier in 1858 a concerted attempt had been made to organize the "State of Jefferson" in this area, but by popular vote in 1859 it was decided to organize a Territorial government instead. The S boundary on the 37th parallel had been established by the Macomb survey of 1858-59. The CO - OK portion of the 37th parallel was resurveyed by John G. Major in 1873-74. Dates on the tri-point marker are the years each of the states was admitted to the union.
Trip Report - June 15, 2009 - Roger Simpson
You can view the trip report at "Simpson Family OK trip".