Colorado, Northeast Corner


Northeast corner of Colorado - Sedgwick County - Colorado - 3,615 feet
corner of Colorado (Sedgwick County) and Nebraska (Deuel, Keith and Perkins Counties)

From I-80 Exit 107 (Big Springs, NE), 3 miles south on Rd 209, 1 mile east on Rd 36.3
gravel - dual sport or road bike

photos by John Coker, 05/06/2014


at the corner, looking west

geodetic survey marker

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photos by Randy Bishop, 03/29/2008


at the corner, looking north

at the corner, looking northeast

at the corner, looking west

geodetic survey marker

geodetic survey marker

Colorado's Northeast Corner

Sedgwick County

Deuel County

Keith County

Perkins County

at the corner

The bronze tablet next to the post reads: This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado. Colorado's Northeast Corner. The organic act creating the Territory of Colorado was signed by President Buchanan on February 28, 1861. The act carved from the Territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico the 104,247 square miles that became the 38th state in 1876. The original survey establishing this boundary point was completed by Oliver N. Chaffee on October 7, 1869 and recorded on a six foot limestone shaft set in a circular earth mound centered at the intersection of the 25th meridian west from Washington, D.C. and the 41st parallel north from the equator. At its time of replacement in 1976, the broken shaft, orginally inscribed on the north, 25 W.L; east, Nebraska; west 41 N.L.; and south, 68 M.79 CH. and 59 LKS (the distance between the 40th and 41st parrallels) was badly eroded. When resurveyed, the new inscription cited the now standard Greenwhich reference for the longitudinal measurement. Erected by the State Historical Society of Colorado and the people of Sedgwick County through the Mrs. J. N. Hall Foundatation, 1977.

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