Elkhart, Kansas: Tower where Three States Meet

An old windmill tower topped with a horizontal, three-blade weather vane, each blade labeled with a name of one of the three states that meet at this point: Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma.
County Rd A, Elkhart, KS
At the south edge of Elkhart, just south of the grain elevators, turn west off of US Hwy 56. Drive straight on Hwy 29/County Rd A for eight miles (The road becomes less paved the further you go). You'll see the windmill-like tower on the right.
Oct. 2017: Tower reported gone.
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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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