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1877 survey marker 48

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Area  less than one acre
Architect  U.S. Army Engineers
Opened  1877
Nearest city  Mena
Built  1877 (1877)
NRHP Reference #  76000448
Added to NRHP  18 November 1976
1877 survey marker 48
Similar  Janssen Park, St Agnes Catholic Church, Ebenezer Monument, Mena City Hall

The State Line Marker is a historic boundary marker on the state line between Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is located down a path a short way north of a parking area on Talimena Scenic Drive in Ouachita National Forest, about 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Mena, Arkansas. The marker is an octagonal cast iron pipe, with the legend "48 M" on the north face (signifying its marking of the 48th mile), "1877" on the south side (the year of the marker's erection), "ARK" (for Arkansas) on the east side, and "CHOC" (for Choctaw Territory) on the west side. The pipe is mounted in a stone and mortar base installed by the United States Forest Service in 1974. The marker was placed in 1877 following a series of controversial surveys to demarcate the border between Arkansas and what was then Indian Territory.

The marker was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. This marker is one of the few surviving markers from this survey that is accessible to the public.

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1877 survey marker 48 Wikipedia


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