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The Only Known International Boundary Marker in the USA

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Posted On 08/12/2020 09:39:33

Texas | Louisiana | Republic of Texas | Logansport | Sabine River | International Boundary Marker | Historical Markers



The Only Known International Boundary Marker in the USA


    

A granite marker can be found on the west bank of the Sabine River near Logansport, Louisiana. As the official boundary between the United Stated and Spanish Mexico, similar markers were placed along the river, none of which survived the years.

The area north of the Sabine River near today's Texas-Louisiana border had been disputed territory for over a hundred years. France and Spain originally claimed ownership of the land. Once the United States was formed, negotiations continued through the years first with Spain, then Mexico and finally with the Republic of Texas. When Texas became the 28th state, the same boundary line became the Texas-Louisiana border.

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Are you interested in United States history?

Although Scott has always been a history lover, I have to admit that these past few years of exploring the US by RV has gotten me more interested in history. During our one week stay in Logansport, we took the short drive to see the only known International Boundary Marker in the United States.

The granite marker still stands where it was originally placed in 1841 at today's Texas-Louisiana border. Opposite sides of the marker are inscribed with R. T. (Republic of Texas) and U. S. On the marker's south side, you can read Merid'n Boundary, Established A.D. 1840.

Would you make a drive to see something as simple as this?

#WordyExplorers #texas #louisiana #history #HistoricalMarker #RepublicOfTexas #InternationalBoundaryMarker











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