Old Boundary (Nevada's Southern Boundary 1861-1867)

Lincoln County
  36.97724, -114.97706

"Okay so I'm a little confused about this one. Is this a truck stop? A rest area? It might be both. The sad, rickety wooden picnic table gives it away. Either way, not a lot of people are interested. There's a surprising amount of commuters out here as compared to the US 93 in Pioche and Panaca! I'd say about twenty cars have whizzed on by this marker in a matter of two minutes. Looks like they're in a hurry to get to Vegas ..." -- Journal Entry, April 2009

Along US 93, 30 miles south of Alamo
* Find this one 14 miles north of the Clark County Line *

Original Date Visited: 4/15/09

Signed: No

  • [57] Marker 57 plaque
  • [57] Marker 57 is one of two markers that represent the state southern borders before its expansion
  • [57] Marker 57 on the long drive between Lincoln County and Las Vegas

Exact Description:
[Same text as [58] in Nye County]
The 37th degree north latitude is marked at this point as the dividing line between the Territories of Utah and New Mexico under the provisions of the Compromise of 1850 which originally organized the land ceded by Mexico in 1848.

When the Territory of Nevada was carved from western Utah in 1861, this line became the southern boundary of the new territory and continued to serve as such when the Territory and State were enlarged by extensions to the east in 1862 and 1866 respectively.

In 1867, the Nevada Legislature approved the action of Congress to add that portion of the Territory of Arizona which lay to the south of this line, west of the 114 degree west longitude and the Colorado River, and to the east of the boundary of California. This action, taken on January 18, 1867, gave to the State of Nevada the permanent boundaries as they are today.

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