Oklahoma v. Texas,
273 U.S. 93 (1927)

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Oklahoma v. Texas, 273 U.S. 93 (1927)

Oklahoma v. Texas

No. 6, Original

Decree entered January 3, 1927

273 U.S. 93

Decree declaring part of the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma, appointing and instructing a commissioner to survey and mark it, subject to approval of the Court, with provisions as to costs.


This cause having been heard and submitted under the counterclaim of the State of Texas, and the Court having considered the same and announced its conclusions in an opinion delivered October 11, 1926 [272 U.S. 21], it is ordered, adjudged and decreed as follows:

1. The boundary between the State of Texas and the State of Oklahoma constituting the eastern boundary of

Page 273 U. S. 94

the panhandle of Texas and the main western boundary of Oklahoma is the line of the true one hundredth meridian of longitude west from Greenwich, extending north from its intersection with the south bank of the South Fork of Red River to its intersection with the line of the parallel of 36 degrees 30 minutes north latitude.

2. Samuel S. Gannett, geodetic and astronomic engineer, is designated as commissioner to run, locate, and mark the boundary between the two states as determined by this decree. In ascertaining and locating the line of said meridian, the commissioner shall use the most accurate method now known to science and applicable in that locality, and he shall mark the boundary, as thus ascertained, by establishing permanent monuments thereon, suitably marked and at appropriate distances.

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