Joaquin, Texas: Texas-Louisiana International Border

Texas was its own country until 1846. A back-road border monument is the only one still standing from that time.

Address:
FM-31, Joaquin, TX
Directions:
From US-84 in Logansport, Louisiana, turn north onto Marshall Rd/LA-764 (It's one block west of the stoplight). Drive 3.5 miles. At the Y split, bear left onto LA-765. Follow this road for two miles. The monument will be on the right, just across the state line, set back from the road in a little fenced-in area.
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Boundary plaque.

International Boundary Marker

A Republic of Texas granite marker marks the boundary between the United States and the then-Republic of Texas. This original granite block dates to 1840. It's the only marker of international boundary known to exist within the continental U.S. God Bless Texas.

[Kittie, 05/07/2020]

The Republic of Texas ceased being an independent Republic and became a U.S. state in 1846.

International Boundary Marker.

Only International Boundary Marker Within the U.S.

This is the only remaining International boundary marker in the United States. It was placed as a marker between the United States of America and the Republic of Texas in 1840. A commission was appointed to establish and mark the boundary, which had been in dispute since the early 1700s between France and Spain. It was still in dispute when the U.S. made the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803. The U.S. and Spain agreed that the disputed strip would be neutral territory until an agreement could be reached by the two nations. The strip soon became a refuge for outlaws and deserters seeking to avoid the laws of any government.

[Gerald D Massey, 07/08/2012]

Many people probably don't know that the state of Texas was originally a republic, wholly separate and independent from the U.S.


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