Elkhart, Kansas: Stand on Three States: Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado

Was marked by a 1903 windmill topped by a weather vane with three blades, each with a name of one of the states. Then the windmill blew down in 2017. There's still a metal disc in the dirt road to mark the spot, but plans to re-erect the windmill have stalled.

Address:
County Rd A, Elkhart, KS
Directions:
At the south edge of Elkhart, just south of the grain elevators, turn west off of US-56. Drive straight on KS-29/County Rd A for eight miles (The road becomes less paved the further you go). You'll see the wreckage of a windmill on the right; the metal disc is in the dirt road.
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Old survey marker.

Stand on Three States: Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado

The wind vane is gone, but there is a nearby geocache if you're into that. Also, there is a metal disc in the dirt road that marks the actual 3-corners.

[Craig, 03/30/2021]

Official sign.

Stand on Three States: Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado

The windmill has not been repaired, but the round ground maker is still there. It's an adventurous drive down a dirt county road. Keep an eye out for tumbleweed sightings.

[Melissa J, 04/03/2019]
Tower Where Three States Meet

The windmill tower at the Colorado-Kansas-Oklahoma tri-point is wrecked and lying on the ground.

[McG, 04/17/2018]

The tower was toppled by a storm in late 2017. The U.S. Forest Service plans to replace it sometime in 2018.

Tri-state corner windmill.

8 Mile Corner - Tri-State Point

Eight Mile Corner is the Tri-state Point where the boundaries of three states intersect. It's marked with brass plate and a nearby windmill labeled "Kans." "Okla." and "Colo." for blades and has been in place since 1903.

To reach Eight Mile Corner: from the edge of Elkhart where Oklahoma Highway 95, Kansas Highway 56 and Baca Avenue intersect, turn north onto Baca, cross the railroad tracks and then turn west on County Road A (better known as State Line Road) and drive eight miles. State Line Road is unpaved, but kept in pretty good condition. A short stretch at the Tristate Point is paved.

[Jara Malchow, 04/25/2015]

The tower resembles a weather vane, but those state boundaries won't spin during a strong gust.


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