Point Udall Millennium Monument

Point Udall Millennium Monument, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Point Udall Millennium Monument, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

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Point Udall Millennium Monument

Point Udall is the easternmost point on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  At 17°45′20″ North and 64°33′55″ East it is, in fact, the easternmost point (by travel, not longitude) in the United States including territories and insular areas (An insular area is a United States territory that is neither a part of one of the 50 U.S. states nor the District of Columbia).  It was named for Stewart Udall, United States Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.  Stewart Udall’s name was also applied to the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC.

Point Udall Millennium Monument

Point Udall Millennium Monument

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These images show the monument, a large sundial which was built for the New Year’s celebration in 2000 on the easternmost point in the United States — it marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year.

The westernmost point of the United States by travel, not longitude, which is in Guam, is also called Point Udall, in honor of Stewart’s brother, Morris Udall. In a 1987 statement in regards to H.R. 2434, the legislation which led to the naming of the point in Guam, Denny Smith and Guam’s non-voting congressional delegate Ben Blaz said “If our legislation is approved, America’s day would begin and end at a Point Udall.”

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Point Udall Millennium Monument
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Point Udall Millennium Monument
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The Point Udall Millennium Monument is a sundial built for the New Year's celebration in 2000 on the eastern-most point in the United States
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Mark Summerfield
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6 Comments

  1. Excellent images Mark. Love the details and textures in the rock

  2. Great images, Mark. What a great looking monument.

    • Vicki Clark

      Would like to purchase pictures of point udall in st Croix

  3. Wonderful images Mark. Love the rich colours (not over saturated just perfect).

  4. the blue sky contrasts nicely with the yellowish grass Mark, well done

    • Angela Christian

      Great pictures of the places I enjoyed visiting while growing up on St. Croix. Thank you.

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