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Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey

Marvell, Arkansas
County of Lee.
13 miles northwest of Marvell
National Register Number: 72000206
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AR-1 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: State Park. See www.lapurchase.org.
Web Site: www.lapurchase.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 19, 1993):
This is the point from which the lands acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 were subsequently surveyed: the land surveys for all or part of the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana were measured from this point in the middle of an eastern Arkansan swamp. For more than 100 years, the site lay forgotten until its rediscovery during a resurvey of county lines in 1921. The granite monument at the site was erected in 1926.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

There are no changes since the last reporting period.


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