Site No. RH00-062

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Site No. RH00-062
Survey monument RH00-062 from SW 3.jpg
Site No. RH00-062 is located in Nebraska
Site No. RH00-062
Nearest city Rulo, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°0′0″N 95°19′55″W / 40.00000°N 95.33194°W / 40.00000; -95.33194Coordinates: 40°0′0″N 95°19′55″W / 40.00000°N 95.33194°W / 40.00000; -95.33194
Area less than one acre
Built 1855 (1855)
Governing body Federal
MPS Nebraska--Kansas Public Land Survey TR
NRHP Reference # 87001001[1]
Added to NRHP June 19, 1987

Site No. RH00-062 is a survey monument located at the tripoint of Richardson County, Nebraska, and Brown and Doniphan counties in Kansas. The cast iron monument is 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 16 inches (410 mm) square at its base. The monument marks the starting point of the land survey of the Kansas-Nebraska border along the 40th parallel north, which intersects the top of the Missouri River's western bluff at this spot. U.S. Deputy Surveyor Charles A. Manners erected the monument in 1855 at the beginning of the survey. In 1924, the monument was displaced and reset at the wrong location before Leo M. Petersen reset it in a sturdier base.[2]

The monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1987.[1]

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