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San Juan County Information
Formed in 1887 from part of Rio
Indian reservations (and off-reservation trust lands) comprise 63.4
percent of the county's land area: The Navajo Indian Reservation takes
up 60.45% and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation another 2.93%.
The county seat is Aztec
San Juan County is the location of
The Four Corners Monument, which marks the quadripoint in the Navajo
Nation and Ute Mountain Tribal Lands in the Southwest United States
where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. It is
located on the Colorado Plateau west of U.S. Highway 160, 40 miles
southwest of Cortez, Colorado. It is centered at 36°59'56.31532"N,
Not only is the point a perpendicular four-corner intersection, it is
the only point in the United States shared by four states, leading to
them being called the Four Corners region. A Ute Indian reservation
abuts the point in Colorado. The landmark is run by the Navajo Nation
Parks and Recreation Department and is a popular tourist attraction,
despite its isolated and even somewhat remote location.
The position of the point was initially surveyed by E. N. Darling in
1868, and marked with a sandstone marker. The first permanent marker at
the point was placed in 1912. It was replaced in 1992 with a granite
marker embedded with a large circular bronze disk around the point,
surrounded by smaller, appropriately located state seals and flags.
* Beclabito * Bloomfield * Farmington * Flora Vista * Huerfano
Kirtland * Nageezi * Napi HQ * Naschitti * Nenahnezad * Newcomb
Ojo Amarillo * Sanostee * Sheep Springs * Shiprock * Upper Fruitland
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Obit for Theodore Hartley; J W Edwards arrive (comm news);
Precinct, San Juan County, New Mexico
marriage (news); re-added
Marriage Record page;
local and personal news of February 14, 1902;
local and personal news of July 12, 1907; obit for Joseph Fountaine;
birth annoucement for surname Trice and surname Tinker (news);
Campbell-Hampson marriage (news);
Hippemeyer-Bowman marriage (news); McDaniels-Vinyard marriage (news);
obit for Miss Gene Hunter; Austin-Brown wedding (news); obit for Julia