Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 70000533
Historic Name INITIAL POINT
Description of Significance INITIAL POINT IS THE NAME GIVEN TO A 54 INCH STONE MONUMENT THAT MARKS THE SPOT WHERE ALL LAND IN OKLAHOMA,EXCEPT FOR THE PANHANDLE, KANSAS, AND NEBRASKA WERE SURVEYED TO OPEN LANDS TO WHITE SETTLEMENT. THIS POINT MADE IT POSSIBLE TO NUMBER TOWNSHIPS EAST AND WEST OF THE INDIAN MERIDIAN, AND TO NUMBER RANGES NORTH AND SOUTH FROM THE BASE LINE. THIS POINT IS STILL USED, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO DESCRIBE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN THE STATE. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 10/6/1970.
Current Name SAME
Address 7 1/2 MILES WEST OF DAVIS
City DAVIS VICINITY
County GARVIN
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type SITE
Historic Function OTHER: SURVEY MARKER
Current Function AGRICULTURE
Area Signficance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ENGINEERING
Date Prepared 1970
Year Built 1870
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style N/A
Roof Material N/A
Wall Material N/A
Window Material N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N