International Boundary Marker

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International Boundary Marker
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International Boundary Marker is located in Texas
International Boundary Marker
International Boundary Marker is located in Louisiana
International Boundary Marker
International Boundary Marker is located in the US
International Boundary Marker
Nearest city Deadwood, Texas
Coordinates 32°2′1″N 94°2′32″W / 32.03361°N 94.04222°W / 32.03361; -94.04222Coordinates: 32°2′1″N 94°2′32″W / 32.03361°N 94.04222°W / 32.03361; -94.04222
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1841 (1841)
NRHP reference # 77001463[1]
TSAL # 2369
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 13, 1977
Designated TSAL 5/15/2003

The International Boundary Marker, also known as the Republic of Texas Granite Marker, is a boundary marker located on the Louisiana-Texas border near the junction of Texas FM 31 South and Louisiana Highway 765, southeast of Deadwood, Texas. The marker was created in 1840 and placed in 1841 to mark the international border between the United States and the Republic of Texas. The survey which established this border lasted from May 1840 to June 1841; the survey team faced hazardous, swampy conditions in their work and were forced to take several extended breaks due to weather and a lack of funding. The boundary marker is the only marker remaining from the Texas border survey and is one of only two known international boundary markers located entirely within the United States (the other being a much older and humbler stone near Mobile, Alabama).[2]

The marker was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1977.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "International Boundary Marker" (PDF). Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Division of Historic Preservation. Retrieved March 27, 2014.