- 41st parallel north
Starting at the
Prime Meridianand heading eastwards, the parallel 41° north passes through:
United States, the parallel defines the southernmost border of Wyoming(bordering Utahand Colorado), and part of the border between Nebraskaand Colorado.
As originally set by King
Charles II of Englandin 1664, the point at which the 41st parallel crosses the Hudson Rivermarks the northeastern border of New Jerseywith New York. New Jersey's northern border then proceeds west to the eastern-most point of the Delaware River.
The 41st parallel was also one of the principal baselines used for surveying a portion of lands in
Ohio. This marked the southern boundary of the Connecticut Western Reserveand the Firelandsusing the western boundary with Pennsylvaniaas the principal meridian. It also served as the baseline for a later survey of Ohio land north of the Greenville Treatyline up to the Fulton line which was the original boundary between Michiganand Ohio under the Northwest Ordinance(see the Toledo Strip). The later survey used the boundary with Indianaas the meridian.
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